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System 6000: miscellaneous hints and tips


Checking your Windows 98 system files for problems

These files reside in the C:\windows\system directory and usually have extensions such as .386, .COM, .DLL, .DRV, and .VXD, among others.

The Windows 98 System File Checker scans all the system files searching for any that may have been modified or corrupted by a recently installed program. If it finds a problem file, it prompts you to restore the original file from the manufacturer's install disk. If you ignore the prompt, you'll be asked about it again the next time you run System File Checker.
To run System File Checker:

  1. Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then point to Select System Tools.
  2. Click System Information.
  3. On the menu bar, click Tools.
  4. Click System File Checker.
  5. Choose either Scan for altered files or Extract one file from installation disk.

If you choose to scan for altered files, Windows 98 will prompt you if it finds any corrupt or modified files. Follow the instructions on screen. 


Make PC connect work better

A useful pcc.ini setting may be of use:

In the [PCCInterface4] section of the pcc.ini file add the line anywhere

PCCInterfaceFlags=1

for a much improved screen refresh.