98 Known Bug problem
No you don't have to call the Orkin Man on this one . There is a simple solution to
the problem .
Windows 98 has a bug that causes it to report incorrect disk space. You may know that you have plenty of disk space, but Windows is reporting a mere fraction of that amount. To correct this problem, simply run Scandisk.
See how easy that was and you didn't have a large out of pocket expense.
Often known as BO, Back orifice is Trojan horse program created by the hacker group 'Cult Dead Cow' this allows users complete access to your computer once installed onto that computer. Then a malicious user could delete your files, change your files, copy your files, edit your system settings and information,then they will be able to do almost anything remotely without most users knowing.
to know if you are infected with back orifice you must first run a executable file that secretly places the file on the computer. You should know that another program could also be in another file.
To find out if back orifice is on a Windows computer open a dos prompt and run this command:
If a local address has a port of 31337 more than likely a back orifice is on your pc.
Black borders on side of screen.
This issue can be caused by any of the following possibilities on CRT monitors (standard computer display):
Resolution was changed and monitor could not adjust.
Monitor needs to be manually adjusted.
Older computer monitor
This issue can be caused by any of the following possibilities on LCD displays (flat panel / laptop):
CRT Monitor Solution:
Resolution was changed and monitor could not adjust
If the resolution was recently changed it is possible for the monitor to not auto adjust or shift to the correct size. If this occurs the resolution can be changed back to the original setting or you can manually adjust the monitor as instructed below.
Monitor needs to be manually adjusted
If a black border exists on the monitor it can generally be resolved by manually adjusting the horizontal or vertical width. Because each monitor is different the method of adjusting this setting will vary, consult your monitor documentation. Additional information about these controls as well as example pictures of the settings can be found on our monitor page. Older monitors may not have the feature to adjust the horizontal setting, if this is the case refer to the below notes:
Older computer monitor
It is possible for older monitors (generally 15" monitors). When this is not available it is generally due to the monitor design and it should be expected to see some black on the left and right of the monitor. If you believe this black area is to big we recommend you contact your monitor manufacturer for additional information.
LCD Display Solution:
LCD displays are designed and work differently from the standard CRT monitor found on most computers. Because of this difference LCD displays will have a set resolution. An example would be a set resolution of 800 x 600. When the resolution is changed to a larger resolution because the pixel size is different the size of the display will decrease causing a black border. To rectify this issue most LCD displays or laptop manufactures will have a stretch utility to stretch the pixel size allowing the display to be full screen. This will however decrease the quality of the image slightly (this generally is noticeable in the text).
Because the stretch utility or the key combination or method of enabling this feature varies it is recommended that you contact your laptop or LCD manufacturer for additional information on if this feature is possible and how to enable it.
I've lost a file, and I can't find it!
It may have been inadvertently saved or moved to your Fonts folder.
Explorer will only see font files in that folder; even Find won't be able to find it.
Try using the command prompt to locate and move the file.
No power from the computer can be caused by any of the following possibilities.
Connections not connected properly.
Third party hardware.
Bad power cable
Bad power supply
If the computer is turning on however is not posting or giving any display please refer to our post page as this is a different issue then no power.
Connections not connected properly
Verify that the power connection is connected properly to the wall and the back of the computer. If the connections appear to be connected properly attempt to disconnect and reconnection both ends of the cable.
If you have a Power strip or switch used to turn everything on at once. Temporarily disconnect the computer from that switch connect that cable directly to the wall. This will verify if the strip or switch is bad.
Verify that the outlet works by connecting a different component to that switch.
Third party hardware
If additional hardware has been recently added to the computer it is recommend that you temporarily disconnect that device or devices from the computer to verify they are not causing your computer from turning on.
Bad Power cable
Verify that the cable supplying your computer is not bad or damaged by using another power cable. If you have a standard CRT monitor, this cable can be used in place of the computer power cable.
Bad Power Supply
Finally, verify that the fan next to where you are connecting the cable to is spinning. If this fan is not spinning when the computer is turning on it is likely that the power supply is bad and we recommend that it be serviced by a qualified technician or replaced.
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