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Windows 95/98/ME Tutorials

Windows 95/98 Basic Tutorials

How to Boot into Safe Mode and perform Scan Disk
How to open up all System Files (config.sys, autoexec etc..)
How to Copy a File in Windows
How to Copy a floppy disk in Windows
How to recover my missing Task Bar
How to Insert Time and Date in Notepad
How to make a Folder in Windows 95/98/Me
How to Create a Windows Startup Disk
How to Restore All of Windows default Shortcuts and Folders
How to Reboot your computer from MSDOS
How to Use Windows Explorer in Windows 95/98
How to Warm boot in Windows 95/98

Windows 95/98 Advanced How 2s

What to do if you get Bad or Missing Command Interpreter
How to Extract files from the Windows 95/98 CD
No Operating System Found, now what?
How to Run the System File Checker
Stop Windows 95 from randomly searching the Floppy Drive
How to Sys the boot drive
Windows 95/98 Command prompt switches

Windows 95/98 Application Tutorials
How to Create a self extracting file using WinZip


How to restore All of Windows 95/98 default Shortcuts and Folders
Go to Start/RUN type: grpconv /s then press enter or click OK.


How to REBOOT your computer from the MSDOS prompt
Hold down the CTRL and ALT at the same time.
While still holding them down hit the DELete key.


How to WARM boot Windows 95/98
1) Click START Choose Shut down chose Restart.
2) Hold down the SHIFT key and click YES.
(This only restarts Windows, not the computer. Saves Time!)


NO OPERATING SYSTEM FOUND
A corrupt MBR (Master boot record) and/or Partition Table can cause this error. Sometimes a MBR can be restored.
1) Boot with a Win95/98 Startup disk.
2) Type at A:\>FDISK /MBR (that's a forward slash before the M)
3) Press Enter. You won't really see anything happen, it will pause and then go back to the A:\> prompt.
4) ctrl-alt-delete to reboot.
If this does not work, you can try to SYS the boot drive...shown below


How to SYS the boot drive
1) Boot with a Win95/98 Startup disk.
2) At the A:\> prompt type SYS C: press enter. You won't really see anything happen, it will pause and then go back to the A:\> prompt.
3) Take the Windows 95/98 startup disk out and Ctrl Alt Delete to reboot and hopefully boot back into Windows.


How to restore the Missing Task Bar
Using only the keyboard in Windows 95/98

1) Control Escape Escape
2) Alt Space
3) Cursor up to Size
4) Press Enter
5) Cursor up 5 or 6 times using the up arrow key.
6) Press Enter.
Problem solved hopefully, if not try again from the start.

OR

1) Reboot to safe mode
2) Reboot back to normal mode
Problem solved, if not try again.


How to the Insert Time and Date in Notepad
(may work in all word processors, worth a try)


Enter the current date and time automatically in a Windows Notepad text file with one keystroke. Position the cursor wherever you want date to appear and press F5. The current date and time will appear.


How to make a Folder in Windows 95/98/Me

To make a new folder in WINDOWS EXPLORER :

1) Select the folder or drive you want to create the new folder in, so that the name of the drive or folder is at the top on the right.

2) Click the right mouse button on any EMPTY or BLANK area of the window on the right. A menu will appear.

3) Click on NEW and another menu pops up. Click on NEW FOLDER. Type in the name you want for the new folder and then press enter.

Now you have a new folder.


How to Run the Windows System File Checker

Click on Start, Run, type in sfc and press enter, follow on screen instructions


How to Bring up all System Files (config.sys, autoexec etc..)
Click on Start, Run, type in sysedit and press enter.
All system files will appear in cascading windows, very handy.

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