3.2 Troubleshooting and Repair
You can get the patch/fix for this here. The
Windows IDE Hard Drive Cache Package will fix this problem in both Win98*/ME.
If you make changes to your system that corrupts the registry and you cannot start windows, boot to the command prompt and type "scanreg" without the quotes.
This will walk you through scanning the registry, after scanning the registry, if it finds a problem, it will find a copy of the registry that was in working order.
You can find more details within these MSKB articles--
Description of the Windows Registry Checker Tool (Scanreg.exe)-(Q183887)
Command-Line Switches for the Registry Checker Tool-(Q184023)
Review the information provided in the MSKB article:
Problems Shutting Down Windows 98 Second Edition (Q238096)
How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 95 (Q243039)•How to Perform Clean-Boot Troubleshooting for Windows 98 (Q192926)•How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows Millennium Edition (Q267288)
Namvet s problem with Accept/Not Accept Button Missing
[W98] OH NO not AGAIN
Kramers problem with missing scroll bar in Outlook 2000s rule wizard.
Outlook 2K Rules and Scroll Bar
As we see in both of these incidents, changing the fonts of an individual object or changing the fonts system-wide can give us bizarre results. We really need to change font sizes sometimes, but we need to be aware that when things dont appear, as they should, this can be the cause. Here are a few pertinent articles.
Changing Font Size Removes Color Customizations in Windows XP
How to Change the Font, Size, and Colors of Desktop Items
Cannot See the Word "Start" on the Start Button
Some items that might tip a person off to having a Winsock problem might include opening Internet Explorer, and you get the following message:
"Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site
This FAQ is being broken down into two areas, one of which consist of Microsoft KB articles on fixing Winsock issues, and the other on a tool that as a last resort might fix your problem magically.
Recent articles by Microsoft on Winsock support issues.
Support articles on Winsock
How to Restore the Winsock 1.x Configuration in Windows 98
Description of the WINSOCK.DLL File
Error Message Occurs When WinSocks Library or TCP/IP Are Damaged
Error Message When You Try to Connect to Network: An Operation Was Attempted on Something That Is Not a Socket
How to Reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in Windows XP
Error Messages When Running TCP/IP-Based Utilities or Programs
Winsock Proxy Client Causes Winsock Programs Not to Work