Disclaimer: All the tips and fixes on these pages have been tested but still use at your own risk.
Q.  How to modify the Registry in Windows 98 so that it keeps more than 5 back-ups.

Choose Start/Run and type c:\windows\scanreg.ini (providing c:\ is your primary drive); then press <Enter>.  Scanreg.ini should open in your assigned text editor (Notepad is the default).  Look for a line that reads MaxBackupCopies=5.  Change the number in this line to any amount from 0 to 99.  After click on File, click on Save As, it will come with the file name scanreg, click on Save.  It will come up and tell you this file already exist and do you want to overwrite it.  Click Yes.
Q.  CD-ROM does not run automatically when a CD is inserted.

A. If auto insert is already checked in the CD-ROM properties, more than likely it is a Registry error. Caution, if you are not familiar using the Registry Editor then you should contact a qualified computer technician.  If you understand and know how to use the Registry Editior, here are the steps.  Go to Start/Run, type Regedit, click OK.  From the list,click on the plus sign (+) in front of HKEY_CURRENT_USER.  From the next list click on the plus sign in front of Software;  next the plus sign in front of Microsoft; next the plus sign in front of Windows;  next the plus sign in front of Current Versions; next the plus sign in front of Policies; finally click on Explorer.  On the right side right click on NoDriveTypeAutoRun, select Modify.  Modify the value for the NoDriveTypeAutoRun key to 0000 95 00 00 00.  After you make this change, quit the Registry Editor and restart your computer.
Q.  A simple way to launch defrag.

A. In Windows Explorer, select View/Folder Options (or View/Options).  Click the File Types tab and scroll down the list of file types to select Drive.  Click Edit, then New.  In the Action field, type Quick Defrag.  In the Application used to perform action field, type c:\windows\defrag.exe "%1" /noprompt.  Click OK, then Close twice.  Now, to defrag a drive, simply open My Computer, right click the drive, and select Quick Defrag.
Q. If you have the Kakworm Virus or kAg0u Virus click on the link below to find out how to find and remove it.

A.  KAKWorm Virus Fix
Q. Here is an easier way to configure your system to delete your Cookies and Temp  files from their folders.

.  Go to Start/Settings/Taskbar and Start Menu.  Click on the Start Menu Programs Tab.  Click on Add.  In the command line type deltree /y c:\windows\temp\ (make sure you have the last backslash).  Click Next.  Choose where you want to put it (System Tools, etc.).  Call it Deltree Temp Files.  Cliick Finish.  You can do this for Cookies files  buy replacing the word temp with cookies.
Q. Here are links to the patch you need for Outlook Express after removing the Kakworm virus and  the patch for Outlook Express to keep from getting the Melissa and I Love You viruses or others like it.  Just follow the instructions to install.

A. Kakworm patch:
     Melissa patch:
Q. Why am I getting an error message saying that you are entering an invalid password when trying to download your Yahoo! Mail?

A. There are a couple of possible things.  Click here for the resolution.
Q. After using a DOS based program and when you reboot the computer all you get is a C:\ and when typing exit or win all that happens is it comes back to a C:\ you are probably stuck in a DOS Loop.  Here is what you can do.

A. From the C:\ type del autoexec.*, then hit the enter key.  It will bring you back to the C:\.  Then type del config.*, then hit the enter key.  If a message comes up file not found, thats okay.  Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows 98SE do not need these files and sometimes are not there.  After this is completed hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and tap the Delete key to reboot the computer.  You should boot back into Windows.  If this does not work then there could be another problem.
Q. Everytime I run Internet Explorer the Internet Content Advisor pops up and asks for a password.  I never put a password in.  How can I get rid of this?

A. Click on this link: Disable Content Advisor for the steps to get rid of it.
Q: Where is scan Disc in XP?

A: Its name was changed to "Error Checking".  Just Click on "My Computer" then right click your C drive and choose "Properties". You'll find it under the "Tools" tab.  That's also where you'll find defrag.
Q: How do you find out what your Windows Hotfixes do?

A: Every now and then my Windows XP automatically updates. Usually these are to plug holes in the system (as you know, Windows XP is a work in progress). But what exactly do all those hotfixes do? There is a way to find out.  First, you need to go to your Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Next, scroll down toward the bottom and you will see "Windows XP Hotfix..."  Click the hotfix and it will expand to show "Click here for support information".  Clicking there will bring up another screen with a URL that takes you to a description of what that hotfix does (make sure you're online when you do it).  Now you can satisfy your curiosity when those updates happen. This also helps let you know if you have a security patch needed to prevent a worm/virus.
Q: Do you have a web site you visit often? Wouldn't it be cool to have a shortcut on your desktop for it?

A: Here's a quick way to do it: First, head to the web page with either Explorer.  You'll see next to the site's URL (address) a small icon with a blue "e" on it (looks like a piece of paper in FF). Drag that to your desktop. Instant shortcut!  When you click on the shortcut(s), it will open your default browser and take you to the web site.
Q. How do you copy and paste?

A. First of all, you can copy and paste just about anything: text, Web pages, files, pictures, etc. There are two easy ways to get the job done. You can either highlight what you'd like to copy, then right-click on your selection and choose Copy. Then you simply move your cursor to where you'd like the copied material to be and right-click again and choose Paste. The other way to copy and paste is through keyboard shortcuts. To copy, once again highlight what you want and press CTRL+C. To paste, move your cursor to the designated spot and hit CTRL+V. Either way you do it, copying and pasting is rather simple and it comes in handy quite often
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