One of the
very sticky problem's found when running Windows 98 on a
laptop is when the book is placed in Standby or Suspend
Mode, it may crash or fail to respond when re-activated.
There is a tool on the Windows 98 CD that can
help. Located on the CD under -
Tools\Mtsutil\Pmtshoot\ look for pmtshoot.exe. This
tool, when loaded, will load during the startup process
and assist you in trouble shooting the problem.
However, MS recommends you download and use the new
version of pmtshoot.exe from the MS FTP site. This new version is
activated when the book is placed in standby or suspend
mode the program will identify the program or driver
that's causing the problem. The new version may
also be able to solve the problem in some cases.
Explorer "Cross Frame Navigation" Security
This is an update to Microsoft Internet Explorer which
resolves an issue with cross frame security. Downloading
this update will prevent possible unauthorized access to
Internet Explorer includes safeguards to prevent a script
running in one browser window from interacting with
content from a different domain in another browser
window. The "Cross Frame Navigation" issue
could allow a malicious Web site content creator to
circumvent these safeguards to view files from your
computer. You can download the fix from Windows Update. For more information you can
visit Microsoft Security Bulletin.
Outlook Express File Attachment
This is a fix for an issue that can cause Outlook Express
to terminate unexpectedly when you open a message that
contains an attachment with an extremely long file name.
It is difficult but possible for an individual to cause
malicious code to run on your computer as a result of
this problem. Go to the Windows Update Site to download. Click here for more information.
'Window.External' JScript Vulnerability Issue
This is a fix
for a security issue that may affect Microsoft Internet
Explorer 4. When Internet Explorer encounters a Web page
that uses a JScript script, Internet Explorer could close
This problem does not occur accidentally on Web pages,
but rather must be intentionally created by a Web site
administrator with malicious intent. A skilled hacker
could use such a script message to run arbitrary code on
your computer. Go to Windows Update to get the fix now. Click here for more information.
Word 97 Bug
This bug occurs in Word 97 running on a Windows 98
computer and involves the popular "AutoCorrect"
feature. If a user attempts to save a document anytime
after inserting a word or phrase into the text by double
clicking on it from the "AutoText" tab in the
AutoCorrect dialogue box, Word 97 will crash, and users
will lose all unsaved data. Microsoft will be providing a
fix with the upcoming Office 97 Service Pack 2. Click here for more information.
Reports of a date-related bug in Windows 98 have been
confirmed by both Microsoft and the millennium specialist
Prove It 2000. Both companies stress there is little risk
to users but concede that data loss may be a problem in a
"tiny number" of cases.
The "bug," which Microsoft opts to call an
"issue," appears when Windows 98 is rebooted at
a time between 23:59 and 00:00, causing Windows to either
leap forward two days or fall behind a day, depending on
when the computer is rebooted. Fortunately for Microsoft,
the bug can only manifest itself during a "split
second" on Dec 31 of any year, effectively making
the bug a negligible threat. For more information click here.
on any shortcut on the desktop. Click on
Properties. Click on the Shortcut
tab and then on the Change Icon...
button. Double-click on the already selected icon. Click OK
to exit to desktop. Now, Right-click on any blank space
on the desktop and select New. Notice how long the menu
takes to pop-out?
The results very on
different systems. Some will pop out a new menu with only
the word New
instead of a bunch of new items for you to select. Others
will take a very long time for the menu to pop-out for no
apparent reason. The worse, if you have a slow system or
doing multi-tasking, Explorer might crash.(From- Active
or Windows 95
Since we know
that Windows 98 is actually an updated and modified
version of Windows 98, the programmers actually left out
something that belongs to Windows 95.
the taskbar & select Properties.
2. Click on the Start Menu Programs tab.
3. Click on the Add..
4. On the Create Shortcut window,
look carefully at the image of the start menu.
Hey, wait a minute! Observe and you will see that it
actually says Windows 95 instead of Windows 98!(From- Active
Click on Start,
Settings, Taskbar & Start Menu... Click
on the Start Menu
Next, click on the Advanced...
button. An Explorer Windows should appear. If you notice
carefully, you will find that there are only a few places
to go to from the Address Bar. If you type a location
other than the ones specified, such as C:\ on the address
bar, you get an error message on a rooted explorer!(From-