Does anyone know what files determine the key mapping of a keyboard? I and
some others have a problem with the dual stroke French characters. It does
not matter what keyboard is used, but something seems to alter the key
mapping in the French language.
I suspect corrupted key mapping files....but what files??
Or is anyone aware, what else could be the cause?
Thank you for any information
Remove the tripple SSS in the e-mail address. Added to reduce spam.I take it you went to Control Panel > Keyboard > Input
Locale (whatever it is named in Win98) and added French as
a language? If you have an icon in your system tray with
an "EN" you could try using that as well.
Win 98 scan for updates does not work. The updater scan
hangs at 0% with no error message.
I don't have the accelerator installed that is mentioned
in this article but I went through the steps anyway to no
The computer in connected to the internet via cable
modem. It had Norton AV and Internet Security installed
which were both updating correctly. I uninstalled both
products thinking that they may be causing the problem
with the Windows update. Windows would still not update.
Somebody said that the Windows Scripting Host may be
corrupted. I haven't been able to find a way to download
or repair the app.
Suggestions are welcome.
RJSHave you looked around in:
Update troubleshooter site:
... out of it, but I
ran into a problem. When the restore disc booted up the keyboard would not
work. The keyboard works find in Windows. I tried the startup disc and no
keyboard. Tried booting in MSDOS, no keyboard.
Went to the Compaq (HP) site for updates. There are about ten. Some loaded,
some did not. The one that I thought would help (Update the ROM SP12234.exe)
gives me the message that the ... keyboard.
I can get into setup if I take the battery out and let it sit for a little,
but I cannot get into it the next time I try. Taking the battery out works
half the time, but will not work on the restore disc.
I cannot locate a ROM chip to pull out on the board.
Is there anyone out there that knows what’s up? I would really like to get
this machine going. THANKS>Is it a USB keyboard? ...
I posted a message some time ago. I do not remember which
newsgroup I used. It could have been general or internet
and windows update or system file checker. I tried to do
a search for my email address in the 3 newsgroups and got
a message that an error had occurred and to contact the
system admin. Did I do something wrong?If you used the same name when posting, do a search for the name rather than
the e-mail address.
... to TOOLS>FIND, it does not scroll to the next
window for find files, etc. Whats Up? Howe do i re-install
only explorer.exe from my windows disk. Thanks
steve"START, Run, RegEdit", & navigate to...
(a) Click plus signs, beginning at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" & ending with
(b) Click "Explorer" in the left pane, & look in the right pane.
(c) R-Clk "NoFind", if there, in the R-pane, & select "Modify".
(d) Change it to zeroes: 00 00 00 00. (Use delete key.)
(e) Exit, & it may be necessary to reboot.
WARNING: Do not get carried away in the Registry ...
Start Button Sticks In and Does Not Display Start Menu
in generally, the system do not respond to any button.
I have seen this question in the win2000 kit, but what
about win98?Start at the top and go down the list, testing idf it is resolved at each step:
Empty the Temp folder and recycle bin,
then update and run your anti-virus app.
Reinstall Internet Explorer.
I can go to properties and set up a screen saver and do
the preview, apply, and click OK but the screensaver does
not work. When I go back to setup it shows the screen
saver a (none). Any ideas????Missed one:
Buddylist Trojan Horse Virus: Screensaver Is Always Set to "Blank"
After you select any screensaver and then restart the computer, the screensaver
selection may be unexpectedly changed to Blank.
... in background either.I also get the same problem. Windows half-boots.
It will boot up to and past the login box, then when it goes to load (explorer?)
it just sits there. I've noticed the taskbar blink at the bottom for a fraction
of a second, then disappear. The wallpaper is the only thing displayed. I
wouldn't even call it a desktop, as the right-click menu does not work.
Ctl-Alt-Del gets you a task list of nothing, but you can gracefully shutdown.
Safe mode is the same, only I get the warning box on entry instead of the login
scandisk yields nothing, scanreg /restore (mult.backups) yields nothing, NAV
scan (updated the 23rd) yields nothing,
I don't want to reinstall, because then Office will need reinstalled and
But I think I'll have ...
... dl'd ver 4 of KEx and read some stuff on the
page. It was created primarily to use FFox 3x with 98SE, and for
about 6-8 stupid games - the author says he makes it work with
what he wants to work. His fubar-given right. Some people /have/
reported is /may-does/ work with a few other applications, but
is not intended/patched to do so.
Since I use 98SE Lite, FFox 3 would not install since I have the
95 shell. I am not a gamer. Goodbye KEx.
Many people report success using it with normal 98SE, so I would
go back to pure 98SE and try reinstalling KEx. But seeing as how
little it does, personally, I would just make a dual-boot 98/XP
machine - the process has been covered here and elsewhere and is
extremely easy and trouble free. Frankly, I see no point
whatsoever in KEx - I ...
computer locking up on shutdown, someone suggested I
reinstall software. Now my Icons will not work when I
double click them. What could the problem be?I believe you will need to reinstall your programs... Windows tends to
overwrite the registry, desired effect when one has the problem you seem to
have had, thus losing the information about installed programs. There is a
way to reinstall Win without ending up with a totally new registry, but by
the same token, you would keep the problems within as well.
I sure hope that some else has a better solution for you than mine...
: I am using Win 98 Second edition, had a problem of
: computer locking up on shutdown, someone suggested I
: reinstall software. Now my Icons will not work when I
: double click them. What could the problem be?
... ad-infested web sites. To this end I have added "open page
in OffByOne" and "open link in OffByOne" options to Opera's r-click
menus, as well as IE and Firefox options.
- Franc ZabkarExactly and even in Mozilla Firefox version 18.104.22.168 is better than Firefox
3.x until Mozilla can work out the bugs in it and get it to work well with
their add-ons. However, Mozilla Firefox 3 does have better safety and
security if that is your only goal but does not work with Windows 98 or 98
Second Edition.Out of curiosity, I tried Opera 7.54 after years of using 7.23.
It was SO much of a resource hog (this is a 95B 166MHz/96 RAM in
case you forget) and it had so many different features I was
surprised they didn't call it ver 8.x.
After 3 days I ...