Monday, June 7, 2010


1. Why is it Windows 98 OS can't open Windows 2000 installed partition?

Ans: Windows 98 is using FAT32 file system while Windows 2000 is using NTFS. One word to describe is "incompatible". Inversely, Windows 2000 or higher can use FAT32 file system.
Read this: FAT32 vs. NTFS

2. msav is the command of Microsoft Anti-Virus.(obsolete)

3. Safe mode is a diagnostic mode of a computer operating system (OS). It can also refer to a mode of operation by application software. Safe mode is intended to fix most, if not all problems within an operating system.

To run safe mode from computer start up process press F8 to view advanced menu then select Safe mode.
Safe mode commonly used:
a)when computer can't load OS normally, type at run cmd then type "chkdsk /f" to check and fix disk errors.
b)when device driver causes hang-up and you need to uninstall the driver.

4. How to create start-up disk(diskette) in Windows 98 environment? (obsolete)
How to create a boot disk

4-a) Create A XP Boot Disk from System Files

5. What is HP Laserjet printer error code 50?
- Fuser roller malfunction.
How laser printer works? read this

6. Interprets the IBM machines start up error code 201, error code 108 and error code 240?
Answer: IBM error codes

7. Booting files for DOS(FAT) and Win9x(FAT/FAT32) are:IO.sys, msdos.sys, (research on it's functions)
Start up files for WinNT, Win2k, WinXP, Win 2003, and higher are: config.sys, ntldr.exe, boot.ini, etc.
The BOOT.INI File of
Microsoft® Windows™ NT/2000/XP/2003 read more

How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP
BootDisks - PC Support - Essential Utilities

8. How to fix noisy power supply?
- Clean the fan, if still noisy replace the fan.

9.What IP address?

10.Microsoft DOS ipconfig command. Try to differentiate the ipconfig and ipconfig /all command.

11. Ex. If the sound card and LAN card are not working properly or not working at all. The tendency is IRQ conflict.What is IRQ?
IRQ assignments and resolve IRQ conflicts

12. What are the causes of random reboot or phantom reboot?
- It's either virus infected, RAM problem, device driver problem or power supply power shortage.

13. What is Blue Screen of Death?

14. Mising error message
NTLDR is Missing.

15.What is TCP/IP? TCP/IP Tutorials

16. What is ElectroStatic Discharge(ESD)

17. How to check if computer1 is connecting to the server or other device/computer?
Ans. Ping the IP address of the server or other devices.
Ex. C:\>ping

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