View Full Version : What is left on the FAQS?

19-07-2002, 06:29 AM
Checking this morning there is
2, 5, 8, 9, 10 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 25, 31, 33, 35, 42, 44, 46, : .

I am sure with a bit of group effort we could knock off a bit more.

Susan B
19-07-2002, 09:05 AM
Here's the list:


34 How do I partition my Hard Drive?
36 My modem used to make noise, and now it doesn’t – how do I fix it?
37 My screen has gone funny (weird colours). What do I do?
38 Which RAM does my computer take?
39 I recently installed some new hardware and my computer doesn’t recognise it. What do I do?


40 How do install new RAM?
41 How do install my new drive?
43 How do I boot to DOS?
45 How do I burn a bootable CD?


1 How do I perform a clean reinstall of Windows?
3 How do I dual boot Windows with Linux?
4 How should I partition my hard-drive before I install Linux?
6 Why do I get an error when running scandisk/defrag?
7 How do I backup my important files – which files should I back up?
12 When I dial-up, my dial-up dialogue doesn’t remember my password.
14 Which firewall should I use? How do I use it?
15 My firewall tells me that someone tried to access my PC. Is this a hacker? How do I trace them? Can I complain to someone?
17 I am having problems when I shutdown my PC. How do I fix them?
18 When I start my PC, it starts-up to the BSOD. How do I fix this?
21 I have accidentally deleted some important files. HELP!
22 Whenever I get an incoming phone call, or I pick up a phone in the house, my internet connection drops. How do I stop this?
23 How do I stop CD’s autoloading?
24 I have added a new hard drive/partitioned my hard drive and now all the drive letters have changed. What do I do?
26 Which is the best free antivirus software to use?
27 How do I transfer my old files to my new hard drive?

28 Recently I installed Zonealarm/Adaware, and now my computer doesn’t run correctly?

29 Where do I get updated drivers for my hardware?
30 Why do I need to update my hardware drivers?

32 How do I overclock my machine?

Take your pick! :D

19-07-2002, 10:27 AM
I'll take doing How do I partition using F-Disk, but I've never used Powerquest's Partition Magic, I'd love to coz it sounds so useful, but I don't have the money, so I can do using F-Disk, but that's all... Maybe somebody else would like to fnish it with pationmagic side of it


19-07-2002, 10:00 PM
1 How do I perform a clean reinstall of Windows?

I used a effective way the other day for a clean install of windows 9x

(1) boot to DOS
(2) type in ..... deltree c:\windows

It takes about eight minutes or so to clear out windows.

But I think I missed a step to backup "start => programs" folder and maybe something else, because now I am busy reinstalling everything.

Install win98 folder from windows 98 CDROM on to your hard drive and install windows from there, then as you install program later on the computer does not ask for the CD, if you install from CDROM drive then load win98 on to the hard drive you have to get into regedit and swap the drive over.

When it boots up the first time I have had two problems on two different times, it will either reboot part way through each boot, or it will boot all right, but will freeze up, after it is finished at the desktop, in which case for both problems, boot to "safe mode", go to control panel => system and remove all the drivers you have driver software for, then as you reboot to normal, reinstall the drivers as the computer ask for it.

Sam H
19-07-2002, 10:58 PM
I'm working on FAQ's number 36 and 37.