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Welcome to AskAW! This section of our web site lets you submit questions about any problems/queries that you may have about Windows. Be it from a little icon that annoys you to hardware freezing your PC, we will try and help you out. You can submit your questions by e-mailing us at askaw@activewin.com.  You can browse through previous questions over at our Archive Page.  Who knows what you might find.

Here are the answered questions for 11-30-2000


 

Question

Submitted by Gloria

Hi, I have Win ME, and I want to install the Win 2000 Professional. Setup give me this message: "The option to upgrade will not be available at this time because Setup was unable to load the file C:\WINDOWS\UpgDlls\w95upg.dll\WIN9XUPG\W95UPG.DLL" I don't have no restores points in Win 2000. How could I install Win 2000 ?

Solution 1 Answered by Kenneth Miller

Howdy, Gloria. Unfortunately, you cannot use the Upgrade version of Win2K to upgrade from WinMe. Win2K precedes WinMe, so its not recognizing WinMe. But you can use Win2K to upgrade from Win98 (or NT 4), and all you need is your Win98 CD (assuming you have one) to do it. However, you want to do a clean install, since upgrading WinMe is not an available option.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Aldous Pabon

I am helping in a team project at school and I have questions concerning the data transfer rate of Windows 98 in terms of reading and writing to and from the hard drive to the operating system. If it helps, my project is aimed toward creating a multimedia server that would be used in an airplane. The server would be used to manage the movies going to the screens of the passengers. I know that 98 won't be used in this scenario but I would just like to compare it with the research my classmates are doing on the other operating systems. Thank you for your time and effort

Solution 1 Answered by Kenneth Miller

That's a good question. Unfortunately, I have no good answers for you. Transfer rate from an HDD to the operating system would depend on the transfer rate of the specific HDD, the controller speed, the computer's bus speed, CPU speed, programs running in the background, and a host of other specifics. There may be some theoretical documents pertaining to this; check with Microsoft.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Rick

here is the problem that I am having with my laptop. I have one hard drive and it is partitioned like it has three hard drives and I ran disk tune it is like defrag and when it got done I could not access drive d: the hard drives are drive c: d: e: hard drive c: is 1.99gb drive d:was 1.99gb and drive e: was 800mb when disk tune got done here is what happened drive c:was ok drive d: all the information on this drive went to drive E: and all the information on drive E; I can't find. my computer still shows all three drives but drive d: I can't access because it says that it is in ms-dos compatibility mode. there is just one hard drive in my laptop 4.8gb. I was wondering if you could help.

Solution 1 Answered by Kenneth Miller

Sounds like the disk tune operation may have been interrupted. You may or may not be able to recover from it without losing data. If I had that problem, first I'd got Control Panel>System>Performance>File System>Troubleshooting, and make sure the box that states, "disable all 32-bit protected-mode disk drivers" is unchecked. Then I'd reboot using my Win98 startup disk, and type "fdisk /mbr" from the DOS prompt. Then reboot and run scandisk. This may or may not work. Good luck and let me know what happens.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Don

how do I manually re-create power schemes?

Solution 1 Answered by Kenneth Miller

Howdy, Don. Could you be a bit more specific? Are you referring to ACPI configurations, Power Users in WinNT/2K, or what? E-Mail me with more details, please. :)

Solution 2 Answered by Charles Duncan

just go to control panel, Power Options, where you can select the options you need for screen powering down and hard disks etc. Then you can select the save as option. to save it if you wish.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Thomas

Hello there, You guys came through last time, so here goes another: Adding 64 meg RAM to my machine, doubling my memory, I was excited to see the results. However, once I get the RAM inserted (not an easy task in itself), the machine will not start up, instead booting to just the point where the Windows desktop begins to load, and then resets itself and begins booting from the beginning in an endless loop. The memory IS detected (verified in setup mode) as "ok". The original RAM module is 64 megs of SDRAM and the new one appears to be identical, fitting snugly into the slot and permitting the locking clamps to engage. I have suffered long enough with a mere pittance of memory! Cheers expert dudes.

Solution 1 Answered by Charles Duncan

Try taking the new RAM out, and try booting again, if it works ok then I would take the RAM back to the place you got it and get them to change it.

Solution 2 Answered by Robert Schminkey

Also try to boot with just the NEW Ram installed, and take out the one that you know works correctly.

Solution 3 Answered by Mike Weisberg

Do you know if the original chip is edo or eeprom or fast page ram? If the new one is not the same then it will have problems. Hope this helps.

 
 

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Submitted by Jack

Hi, my name is Jack I'm not sure if you can help, but don't know were to look. My problem is when I go to Display Properties to change my Active Desktop their is no WEB tab it is gone! Have no ideal were it went. I know it was their at one time because I set my active desktop up. I used a program called Capture Wiz on it but not sure if that had anything to do with it. Thanks for any help.

Solution 1 Answered by Charles Duncan

Try reinstalling Internet Explorer, the latest version would be best as Active Desktop is part of IE.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Carolyn

I recently upgraded to IE5.5.4522.1800 from 5.5.4134.600. I also subscribed to McAfee Clinic. Since then, I have lost the ability to upload .jpg images to real estate sites. I get the following error: MS VBScript runtime error 800a01ad, Active X component can't create object. When trying to download files from the McAfee Clinic site, I get the following error: "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, the page may not display correctly." My security settings are set at medium which is the McAfee recommendation. What is the fix for this problem? Which program is at fault? Many thanks.

Solution 1 Answered by Charles Duncan

Open Internet Options control panel, then go to security tab and click on Internet zone then the custom level button you will find options for running ActiveX controls make sure it is set to enable.

 
 

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Submitted by Deb

How can I tell what kind of memory is in my computer,,,i know how much I have and I am wanting to add more,,,,and also will this just give me more room??

Solution 1 Answered by Kenneth Miller

Howdy, Deb. When you say "memory" do you mean RAM (random access memory) or do you mean your hard disc drive? If you mean RAM, you can watch your boot up screen which will normally test your RAM at boot up (unless you're using a fast boot scenario), or you can go into Control Panel>System>Performance it see what it says under Memory. There's almost no such thing as too much RAM, but it can reach the point of diminishing returns. RAM is used to read information/data into memory RIGHT NOW, and that information/data disappears when it's flushed or your computer is rebooted.
If you mean how large is your HDD, just start Windows Explorer, right-click on your HDD, and click on Properties. That will tell you the size of your hard disc, how much of it is being used, and how much is available for use. This is stuff (program files and data) that is installed or written to your computer's hard disc drive, and resides there until you or decide to do something with it. And might I suggest a search of the web for computer terminology? You'll find it very helpful to you, I guarantee. :)
Assuming you mean RAM, you need to know a little more information about your own computer before you know what kind/brand of memory to add. If you purchased your system new, it should be in the documentation you received from the manufacturer/reseller, such as how many memory banks, whether they are SIMMs, DIMMs, or whatnot. There are many, many different types and configurations of RAM available. If you do not have that documentation, it could be your best bet is to check with companies like PNY or Kingston to see if they have your computer make and model listed, and they can tell you what type and home much RAM you can add. Failing that, take your computer in to a local computer store that you trust and see what they can figure out.

 
 

Question

Submitted by J.A. Greer

Hello. One morning while still half asleep and checking my email I foolishly opened an .exe file that evidently produced a virus. From then on I couldn’t open an ‘application’ except IE, instead getting a notice that the file ‘winsvrc.exe’ cannot be found and is needed to open any applications. I looked in the c:\windows\system and only found the winsvrc.(something) file, but that’s not it. After messing around with it, I tried looking in the log files for any changes and found that the file had been changed when I opened that sleepy morning. Then I got a brain blast and went back to the winsvrc.(something) file and changed the (something) to .exe which then created madness and mayhem. The computer left the winsvrc.(something) file and created a winsvrc file that now has a nifty new icon that was never there. (Looks like a bar code.) Now I get lots and lots of ‘error’ messages and Outlook Express keeps trying to open and connect (I have disconnected my computer from the telephone line to prevent spread). The strange thing is that I can still access my files and I suspect that I could connect to the internet using my modem. I looked on my computer at work (the same software and edition as home) but I can’t find either of those winsvrc files. Can you help.

Solution 1 Answered by Marc Strickland

You've got a virus!! Win32.Navidad Vandal

Alias: Navidad.A, Troj_Navidad Threat Level: Medium Type: Trojan Platforms: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 Updated on : 12-November-2000 Navidad is an email spreading vandal, using Microsoft MAPI to send itself to all entries in the address book. It arrives as an attached executable file named NAVIDAD.EXE. When executed it displays an error message. This could be on purpose or a bug in the code. It also install a shortcut to its' executable with one of two icons, in the taskbar.



This vandal most likely originated for South America. When installed the Navidad vandal will create a copy of itself in the Windows\System directory, with the name WINSVRC.EXE. This file is executed on every startup of Windows. It sends itself as an attached file by the name NAVIDAD.EXE to all addresses in the Windows address book. It will also attempt to send itself as a reply to every email in the user Inbox, with the "RE: " prefix to the email subject. The Navidad vandal also attempts to launch itself repeatedly with every execution of an EXE file, this is done by adding an entry to the following registry keys (in blue):

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command (Default) = "%windir%\SYSTEM\WINSVRC.EXE"%1""%*"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\exefile\ shell\open\command (Default) = "%windir%\SYSTEM\WINSVRC.EXE"%1""%*"

Fortunately there is a fix for this virus, click the following link:

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Question

Submitted by Pat Gladstone

Hi I've searched everywhere for an answer to this query, so I hope you can bring my journey to an end! I wanted to install a removable hard disk into my PC, so it could be used for trailing programmes etc without running the risk of messing up my normal operating system. The lack of space inside the case prevents me from doing this. What I need to know, is can I install a second internal hard disk, or partition the existing one, in such a way as to allow two completely separate versions of windows to run, each with their own active and fully independent operating systems? Many thanks

Solution 1 Answered by Marc Strickland

I recommend you try the following program:
Partition Magic - Click Here

Solution 1 Answered by Travis Rendell

Yes, creating a new partition is much like having 2 hard drives installed. If you do get a second hard drive, that's even better. When you install the new OS to that partition/disk it will be install as if nothing else exists, detecting all the hardware over again and such. So when its done, you may have the option of which OS to boot with, but the OS' will not be affected by the other OS, nor will it interact with it. Good Luck.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Larry Maglinger

1. How can I change the programs load in the task bar at startup?
2. When I click on a Jpeg file in Explorer, what or where does it determine what program it opens to view it? And how can I change it.
Thanks

Solution 1 Answered by Adam Sowalsky

Here the answers to your questions:
1) Certain programs are designed to run in the taskbar...others run in the background or in the foreground. The programs that run are determined by what is in your startup group and what is in the registry. (The registry loads are hkey_local_machine/software/microsoft/windows/current version/run or run once or run services.)
There are applications that let you force programs to run in the taskbar, although I cannot remember some names right now.....
2) To change the program that is associated with a file type, open up explorer, choose the view menu, folder options, and click file types. Scroll down to jpeg, and choose edit.
Hope this helps!!

Solution 2 Answered by Charles Duncan

Go to the Start Menu and click on run, then type in msconfig. There you will be able to find all the programs that load in startup and disable them if you wish.

 
 

Question

Submitted by John Luffrum

Hi - I've lost the launch pad toolbar from the windows task bar! I use it quite a lot, but on start up yesterday it was missing. Right clicking on the task bar shows all of the 'toolbars' options grayed out. I haven't loaded any new programmes, drivers or added any new hardware. Several re-boots and restoring registry settings from Norton Zip Rescue have made no difference. I'd be grateful for suggestions how to get it back, short of a full reinstall (which I did only a month ago, with no problems until now!). Is there a way to edit the shell options or something? I've trawled the net for any reference to this problem but can find nothing. I have Windows 98 (not SE), a PII 300 processor and 64mb of RAM. Thanks in advance for your help.

Solution 1 Answered by Adam Sowalsky

Since the taskbar toolbars are user-dependent, they may appear grayed out if you are not logged in as a user. That means that if you clicked cancel when logging in (not typing a password) you will not be able to access certain user-dependent features, such as taskbar toolbars. Log out, and log in as a user, and that may help. If you are logging in as usual and this still happens, then I don't know what else to suggest. Good luck.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Unknown

I have a problem with Windows 2000 and it's file encryption. I log on as a Power User. Whenever I encrypt a file that is under "\Documents and Settings", Windows2000 has a problem logging off, i.e. it takes a long time. And when I look in the event viewer, it says it had a problem unloading the registry (id 1000). As soon as I put all the files back to unencrypted, and reboot, the logoff problem is not seen.

Solution 1 Answered by Bill Wiriawan

If you haven's apply the SP1 patch do it now. But before, I suggest you to repair your windows installation, by reinstalling from the original cd, make sure you choose install and then repair, this will make windows recover damaged files and/or settings. Good luck.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Andrew

Hi, I'm in windows explorer and I have a directory list full of mp3's. I want to make a word document of that list. How can I copy a directory listing over to a word document. For example: Thanks...

Solution 1 Answered by Robert Schminkey

The only thing that I can think of is to use Winamp. You can use Winamp to output the play list to an HTML file. From there you should be able to open the html file in Word, and then save it as a world document. Hope this helps.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Raymond Hunter

Hi, I wonder if you can tell me, is there any way to disable the print command in Windows 95 so that no programs can print even if there is a printer connected to the PC ?. Hope you can help. Regards

Solution 1 Answered by Robert Schminkey

I think that if you right-click on the printer icon, and then select Print Offline option, it will keep the printer from printing.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Jan Lajer

Hello, My question is as followed: How does Win98, WinNT 4.0 and Win2000 allocate memory? For instants: If you have 64MB Ram in you PC and you have 4 standard applications running at the same time, with the use of 60MB Ram. And you start an application who requires 16MB ram. How would these OS allocate it's memory? Thanks for reading Friendly Regards

Solution 1 Answered by Adam Sowalsky

Well, it usually does not commit all of the applications in use to RAM. Let's say that you have 16MB of RAM and want to open an application that requires 16MB. What your computer will do is use 8 MB of RAM and put the other 8 MB in a swap file. Obviously, the swap file access takes longer, so it is best to have as much ram as possible.
Now lets look at W95, W98 and WME vs W2K. While Windows 2000 will return all used RAM when an application is closed, W95, W98, and WME try to do this, but ALWAYS fail. That is why it is possible to run out of resources in such an OS with no applications running, simply because you've had your computer on for a while.
Hope this answers your question.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Diogo Mahamad

Hi there My name is Diogo and I would like to ask if you know how to use Plus 98! desktop themes in Windows Millennium edition. Also my Windows DVD Player icon doesn't show up, could you help me please? Reply ASAP With best regards

Solution 1 Answered by Adam Sowalsky

I don't know how relevant this is to your situation, but I was able to use Plus 98 themes in Windows 2000 simply by installing them manually (essentially copying the files from the CD and accessing the .theme file). As for the DVD player, I would STRONGLY recommending using one other than the one Microsoft provides.

Solution 2 Answered by Marc Strickland

I installed plus 98 on my Windows Me with no issues and it works fine. I do not know why you have a problem. Something else is going on here.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Taz

Dear asks, I have just buy a PC with Asus A7V mother board with a 700 Mhz processor 64 Mega of Ram, but my problem comes out with the Hard disk the IBM 7200 rpm ATA or U-DMA 100Mhz, but Windows2000 professional I've installed doesn't recognize it. I have to use it as a U-DMA 66 on the IDE port. Do you Know if there's a driver or an upgrade of some sort, where? I've been looking for it at Microsoft.com for 2 days without success. Thank you very much hope to have an answer soon.

Solution 1 Answered by Marc Strickland

Try updating your bios. Use extreme caution doing this, you can easily pooch your computer! Ask someone with plenty of pc experience to help you. Always back-up first. ok enough said, get more information here: http://a7v.insanehardware.com/ .

Solution 2 Answered by Craig Catapano

For the time being, Windows 2000 has a "Issue" with UMA 100. Watch for a bug "Fix" from M$ or a BIOS fix in the future Good Luck.

 
 

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Submitted by David Wilson

Hello: The new PC I purchased arrived with Windows Me....here is a "simple" problem that I can't seem to find a solution for: When changing the fonts of basic window elements (menu, active title bar, desktop icons, start menu), saving the appearance theme, and then later after rebooting or turning the PC back on, the elements have forgotten what fonts they are supposed to be set to. Any ideas? Has anybody else noticed this? I'm using 1280 x 1024 resolution and 16 bit color depth.

Solution 1 Answered by Marc Strickland

Dave, Usually you need a normal restart to save your settings. Try choosing "restart" from windows in lieu of "shutdown". Do this right after you change your settings. If this does not work after a successful restart you may need to reload Windows Me on top of itself.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Kevin J. Dowling

My brother heard that there is a problem with Windows ME and DSL Modem drivers causing the PC not to connect. Hear anything?

Solution 1 Answered by Marc Strickland

Kevin, That is such a generic statement he made. In many cases I have heard that DSL is sometimes difficult to get configured properly, however, I do not think that windows is the issue. Typically it is an issue with the DSL provider. I personally have no problems with DSL and Windows Me. My neighbor has this configuration and does not have any issues at all!

Solution 2 Answered by Travis Rendell

Yes, there is an issue with WinMe and DSL. I saw an article on it at MSNBC a little while ago ( http://www.msnbc.com/news/480255.asp?0nm=-19O ) but it seems to be gone now. Unfortunately I did not read the story, so I do not know the issue. You might search around and be able to find more information.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Jim

Yesterday, I installed Windows ME and Norton System Works 2001 on my PIII 450MHz machine. Now, CPU usage is at 100% when I look at it with Norton or MS system monitor. Is there software I can run to monitor processes similar to what I can do in Windows NT task manager?

Solution 1 Answered by Travis Rendell

I too use a CPU monitor. Mine is not made by Norton, and from what I can tell, WinMe is just that way. I don't believe that it really is using 100% of the CPU, its just the way the meter reads, it thinks it is being used 100%. I finally just accepted it and went on my merry way. Until the program gets rewritten to where it reads differently (if that can be done) we will just have to wait.

 
 

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Submitted by Jan Otto

I have a CD that contains Windows Bitmaps. When I was still running Windows 98 SE my CD ROM Drive read the CD with no hassles. I'm now running Windows ME and my computer detects the same CD as an Audio CD and only shows a "track 1" on my windows explorer. If I click on this it opens the Windows Media Player 7 which then gives an opening error that it doesn't recognize the file format. This CD is still fine on my friend's WIN 98 SE computer as well as on his Win 95 computer. What happened and how can I correct my problem. Any help will be appreciated

Solution 1 Answered by Travis Rendell

For some reason Windows Media Player has priority over anything else for opening bitmaps it seems. I recommend opening up a graphics program, even MS Paint will work and opening the images from the graphic program. I am on Win2k machine right now...so I can't look this up, but if you hold down shift, control, or alt, I don't remember which, and the right click on the icon, you can choose "Open With" And I think there is an option to always open a file type with a certain program.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Yingming

Dear sirs: I have a Hp lxr8000 (500 MHz PIII XE, 512 MB SDRAM,HP DISK ARRAY,3COM 985B ETH CARD), The Operating System is Windows 2000 advanced server, installed Proxy 2.0. Recently, the card status indicate that Ethernet Card can receive date ,but don't transmit any packet. Users can't use the proxy to access internet. Can you tell me the reason? I visited 3com web site, They haven't provide 3c985b's normal driver for windows 2000, we use the beta version. please help me solve this problem. thanks!

Solution 1 Answered by Bill Wiriawan

Hi There, First, I will run the troubleshooter to find some easy sneak peak straight from the windows help.
I would also recommend you to test some data transfers without the proxy installed first, and see if it's working, then you can figure out the proxy after you are sure that everything is working fine.
Request some assisted custom help from both HP and 3COM if you can, I was able to resolve my problems this way, at both side you have nothing to loose, so try it.
Good Luck.

 
 

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Submitted by Raymond Hunter

Hi, I wonder if you can tell me if its possible to disable the print command altogether from Windows 95. I need to be able to disable local and network prints from approximately 40 PC's every Wednesday for a Digitization drive that is being promoted within my workplace. As you can imagine I don't want to remove the configured printers from every PC, then disable the add printer icon using the policy editor as this would take far too long, not to mention having to reconfigure all the printers the next day. Is there a way to disable the printer command from within the registry, or can the print command be changed to show the popup message "Your System administrator has disabled this function". Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Regards

Solution 1 Answered by Bill Wiriawan

Hi, Some similar issues have been resolved using a tweaking program that can change advanced windows settings through the registry. However, you are not applying this for good, so it would be slightly different. First, I would recommend you a desktop guarding program, which I think that it has this capability, only I'm not sure which program can be downloaded where, I'm afraid that you have to look for your self, you can try ZDNet's softseek.com which has a very good software review and search engine. Another alternate would be the Microsoft Newsgroup (msnews.microsoft.com) Good Luck

 
 

Question

Submitted by Shannon

I installed windows millennium over windows 98se and now when I try the windows updates I get either: Wuauclt has caused an error in WUV31S.DLL lexplore has caused an error in WUV31S.DLL Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Solution 1 Answered by Bill Wiriawan

Clear the internet cache, including the temporary program folder (where IE cached activexs for the web) it should be located at x:\windows\Downloaded program files. Just deleted the files within the folders, and try the auto update feature in Me, I think it should work this way, if it doesn't work, just go to the corporate download stuff, which is easier and faster to download.
This is for the English version: http://corporate.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
Good Luck.

 
 

Question

Submitted Barbara

Please help, I live in Saudi Arabia, and we tried to help a friend. We hooked up his scanner to our computer and when we stopped we found that it removed this ( Vesa oem s3 trio 3d ) file. We tried to use our recovery disk it wouldn't reload, then we tried to dump everything and reload, but it still came up with, this file missing. Where can we go to download this file? Thank you for your help in this matter.

Solution 1 Answered by Bill Wiriawan

It looks like a file from your Graphic card driver package, just reinstall the drivers (softwares for your hardware) and run the troubleshooter. Hope this will help.

 
 

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Submitted by Gary

while reinstalling win 98 se every thing went good to the last 15min and all stopped for a long time. was told to re boot and did but now only blue screen. where do I go from here. also says z.vvinesd.386 missing on one boot before trying to install win98 I was hoping this would replace the file. I hope you can help. Thanks

Solution 1 Answered by Bill Wiriawan

It looks like you have a bad installation disk, or hard drive, check for errors with your HD if you are sure that your cd is ok, and proceed with the Hardware compatibility list and/or readmes before you proceed. Hope this will help.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Terry

ok lets see if anyone knows what my problem is I just recently purchased an Intel 1ghz CPU and asus cusl2 main board I've already updated the bio's but to no avail the problem is that it hangs on reboot of fresh install of win me just after typing in the product #'s not sure what to do

Solution 1 Answered by Bill Wiriawan

Are you over clocking your clock speed? if you do, get a good cooling system, or run at a lower speed and/or increase your voltage from your CMOS settings.
I have installed WinMe on a 1 ghz (retail) CPU with no problem at all, so there's no reason for you too freeze.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Arun

Sir, I am a Windows 95 user. I recently installed a plug in called Comet Cursors which customizes my mouse cursors. Since then, there was a change in the appearance of my icons. It has a 3-D effect, which is usually found only in Windows 98 and 95 Plus. I want to switch back to the default Windows 95 icon settings. Is it possible to restore it by editing the registry? How should I do it ? Is there any software to restore default Windows 95 icon settings ?

Solution 1 Answered by Bill Wiriawan

Download a copy of X-Setup from http://www.xteq.com/main.html  to change advanced settings for your Windows.

 
 

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Submitted by Diogo Mahamad

Hi there My name is Diogo and I would like to ask if you know how to use Plus 98! desktop themes in Windows Millennium edition. Also my Windows DVD Player icon doesn't show up, could you help me please? Reply ASAP With best regards

Solution 1 Answered by Adam Sowalsky

I don't know how relevant this is to your situation, but I was able to use Plus 98 themes in Windows 2000 simply by installing them manually (essentially copying the files from the CD and accessing the .theme file). As for the DVD player, I would STRONGLY recommending using one other than the one Microsoft provides.

Solution 2 Answered by Marc Strickland

I installed plus 98 on my Windows Me with no issues and it works fine. I do not know why you have a problem. Something else is going on here.

Solution 3 Answered by Mike Weisberg

You actually don't need plus 98 anymore to use theme files. It can be installed as an icon in your control panel in win ME. To do this all you have to do is start->settings->control panel. Then double click on the add/remove programs icon. Click on the tab that says 'windows setup', after that you can click on the 'desktop themes' option and add support for themes along with some themes that Microsoft provides. Then all you have to do is click ok and it will install an icon in the control panel, just like plus 98 would. Hope this helps.

 
 

Question

Submitted by Arun

How do I find out how long my windows 2000 professional machine has been up for? Thanks

Solution 1 Answered by Bryant Likes

Arun, Uptime.exe in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit provides a way to see this statistic. There may be others available at www.download.com

 
 

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