Links to a number of services that I use regularly. All have proven to be very useful and I thank the authors of these sites for making these free tools available to me.
Click to search Google (formerly Dejanews) for newsgroup answers to your questions
Site Translation - Ever wish you could read the info on that German site? Do you want to translate info on this site into French? Take this link. Bablefish will enable you to translate a site from one language to another. You can even copy and paste text from an e-mail into the text box and have it translated as well.
Virus Information - This link will take you to a page that contains everything you need to understand, clean and protect your system from virus attacks, hackers and more. If you don't have protection you can find freeware programs and services here that are excellent.
Finding Information On The Internet: A Tutorial - by the Teaching Library at the University of California at Berkeley.
PC Pitstop - PC Pitstop runs diagnostics on your PC to identify things that might help improve performance. The process is fully automated, private and safe. After the diagnostics run, they give you tips for improving all kinds of things. Best of all, the service is free!
HelpDrivers.Com - Are you looking for information on drivers? This site has it all. Information, Latest Drivers for Windows 9x/2000, BIOS updates and even a Forum where you can seek out the assitance you need. This is a great first stop if you are thinking about upgrading.
The Troubleshooting section - from the above PCGuide is linked here seperately. Check this out folks!
User-Friendly BootDisks and Utilites - a variety of DOS tools for troubleshooting and fixing Windows 9x/Me
BIOS Trashed - flashing your computer's bios can sometimes go wrong leaving your computer a useless paperweight. You'll notice the disclaimer at any vendor's download site. The good people at badflash.com show you the proper precautions to take, and what to do if disaster strikes.
Build A Computer - You asked the question and here is an wonderfully written
resource. If you've ever asked yourself "What makes my system tick?" then check
this site out. If you are serious about starting from scratch, there is more than enough
here to get you pointed in the right direction.
Installing More RAM - this link takes you to site that will help you identify the type of RAM you have and show you how to upgrade. You can also use this site if you need to remove your current RAM to reseat it.
Networking Made Easy - Home networking is easy and these folks
show you how it's done. Take the guess work out of setting up your own home
network with this tutorial from ZDNet. Yes there are pictures!
Internet Connection Sharing - is made available with Windows 98 SE. This link will help you setup the ICS feature and includes links to troublehoot any difficulty you may have with getting ICS working properly. Additional info on ICS is found here PC Tech Page and at Windows 98 Annoyances
Direct Cable Connection - If you need info on connecting two computer using a cable here is the resource for you are looking for. Simple instructions.
The Device Driver Discussion Forum - Take this link to a ask about, discuss, and share device drivers of all types. Avery solid resource.
The Troubleshooting Flow Chart - Are you having trouble with your system. Check out this site for suggestions prior to calling the tech's in!
Catch-Up is a free online service that will analyze your computer and detect if you need to update any of your drivers or software. It will then give you an option to download the updates. A neat program. You need to download and install a small program before using the site.
MS Search Setup Site Choose an engine from the complete list of Internet Explorer search engine providers below, click on the Name, and type your query as prompted in the Search Explorer Bar to the left. Note that when you select an engine, it becomes your default Search engine.
Ask Jeeves Ask Jeeves is a simple to use free search engine that allows you to enter a question in "Natural Language" For example entering "Where can I find out more about the average snowfall in Canada" will give you a list of sites that are a match to your question. There is also a version for Kids. It makes surfing a breeze.
Deja News Archives- Now owned by Google take this link to the Web site where you can read, search, participate in and subscribe to more than 80,000 discussion forums, including Usenet newsgroups.
e-Fax.com this service enables you to receive faxes at your e-mail address. A very handy tool and it is free!
Microsoft Security Bulletin - check here for info regarding security problems and find patches for known problems or to prevent potential problems with security issues in Windows 9x
PC Checkup Center. Check it out
Microsoft Troubleshooters - this link will take you to the Troubleshooting site for Windows 98.
Microsoft Knowledge Base Quick Link Find your answer by searching MSPersonal Support Center's extensive collection of Knowledge Base articles, troubleshooters, downloads, and other self-help content.
Links to Tips for Searching The MS Knowledge Base Get some help from Mr. Scary's links to ways to making your visits to the MS Knowledge Base more effective.
Where Can I Do Some Online Reading About Windows 98 Mr. Scary does it again with this comprehensive set of links to the Microsoft Knowledge Base. Everything you wanted to know about Windows 98 but where afraid to try and search for <G>.
MS Knowledge Base IE4 Information the link gives you quick access to a variety of trouble-shooting tips for working with Windows 98 and IE4. Updated in April 1999.
MS Knowledge Base Top 10 Articles Quick Link MS Personal Support's Top 10 Articles For Windows 98
MS KB Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager take this link to a better understanding of those cryptic error messages that are displayed by the Device Manager
whatis?com® is a knowledge exploration tool about information technology, especially about the Internet and computers. It contains over 2,000 individual encyclopaedic definition/topics and a number of quick-reference pages. The topics contain about 10,000 hyperlinked cross-references between definition-topics and to other sites for further information.
Webopedia Home Page The #1 online encyclopaedia and search engine dedicated to computer technology.
The Driver Zone is a quick and easy way to find and download a device driver. Links to all the major hardware vendors will take you straight to the driver-download page.
PC Drivers HeadQuarters
- Computer Technical Support for drivers including a link
to a download of Driver
The DLL Archive this is a collection of dynamic link library files. If you are looking for a .DLL file this the place to start and probably end your search.
PC Mechanic If you are interested in building your own computer then check out this site. It is also useful if you are simply upgrading some component of your system.