How to remove Bar311.exe virus manually in your PC?

When I was using my PC at home this morning I encountered a simple problem on my PC it’s simply annoying, yes it is true. I have tried to used my CMD and gets my PC shutdown automatically. And there’s a pop-up message that my PC encountered some problems. I was really mad after my all works has not been yet saved to my documents. I was so terrible angry what kind of this living organism is this?

After a minute I was calm and research in the net if what is this, is a virus or just a PC problems? I found an articles that this problems was caused by the virus bar311.exe and I immediately check-out for that file only systems if that exist. Oh, noh! its exist. I automatically remove it manually into my PC, so I just wana to share to you guys on how I remove this bar311.exe virus. But before for that I want to let you know what is bar311.exe is?

This bar311.exe virus is also known as winzip123.exe, as you see into your PC if the bar311.exe if not exist into your computer, you must find also the winzip123.exe. It also comprises as bar311.exe, pc-off.bat, password_viewer.exe, and

Some programs and applications may not work cause by this bar311.exe ang all executed files and applications will not run, like the acrobat reader this icon will replace the acrobd.exe and many more applications running to you systems. It also disable the RUN, Folder Options, Registry and also create the pc-off.bat into your system this batch file has a syntax “@echo off shutdown -s -f -t 2 –c” that located in the windows system. If you will used the CMD your system will shutdown automatically.

OK here we go on how to remove this bar311.exe into your PC. J I will show you in manual removal process without using any software or applications.

1. Restart your PC and go the Windows Safe Mode by pressing F8. Why do you need to do this? Yes so that the other files and application will not run like the virus.

Go to MSCONFIG by typing msconfig in the RUN. And check the start-up settings and un-checked the following files “bar311.exe”, password_viewer.exe, or the “ if they exist.

2. Next go to your REGEDIT to edit some registry files that may cause the problems. Go to Run and type REGEDIT edit the following registry .

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Userinit"="userinit.exe,bar311.exe" —> remove ", bar311.exe" only… leave userinit.exe b
ecause this is used by Windows when you log-in…


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor]
"autorun"="c:\Windows\pc-off.bat" –> remove "c:\Windows\pc-off.bat" or delete
the autorun key.

3. Press Window + R and place a drive you want to access like this C:, D: and Enter, when accessing the drives to avoid triggering the autorun… Delete the autorun.inf and password_viewer.exe or bar311.exe if they exist. And restart your PC now.

You maybe used the step #2 to checked if the bar311.exe if exist on the registry directories.

4. Use this method to delete the following files if you like just open notepad then type this following syntax below:

@echo off
del /a /f c:\Windows\bar311.exe
del /a /f c:\Windows\password_viewer.exe
del /a /f c:\Windows\
del /a /f c:\Windows\pc-off.bat

Then please save this as virusremoval.bat then click to run. This will execute the syntax to remove virus running into your system.

If you are lazy to do this you can follow and go to this directories location and delete this file manually:


And you’re done! Just simply of that you PC is now safe for the bar311.exe virus. You maybe used this but I always recommend you to used any updated antivirus. J

How to Remove Braviax.exe Virus?

After reviewing the braviax.exe virus while ago, I just want to share also on how to remove it into your system files and folders running. That I know some of our users today are annoying in this kind of virus running to your system, some anti-spyware advertisement pop-ups, that makes you annoying to your work jobs.

Ok here we go! Before doing this and following this steps on how to remove braviax.exe, please make sure to back-up first your computer to avoid system lost and data.

Please note: This manual removal process may be difficult and you run the risk of destroying your computer..

Step 1: Use File Search Tool to Find braviax.exe

  1. Just go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders.
  2. In the "All or part of the the file name" section, type in "braviax.exe" file name(s).
  3. To get better results, select "Look in: Local Hard Drives" or "Look in: My Computer" and then click "Search" button.
  4. After the windows finishes your search, hover over the "In Folder" of "braviax.exe", highlight the file and copy/paste the path into the address bar. Save the file's path on your clipboard because you'll need the file path to delete braviax.exe in the following manual removal steps.

Step 2: Use Windows Task Manager to Remove braviax.exe Processes

  1. To open the Windows Task Manager, use the combination of CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
  2. Click on the "Image Name" button to search for "braviax.exe" process by name.
  3. Select the "braviax.exe" process and click on the "End Process" button to kill it.

Step 3: Detect and Delete Other braviax.exe Files

  1. To open the Windows Command Prompt, go to Start > Run > cmd and then press the "OK" button.
  2. Type in "dir /A name_of_the_folder" (for example, C:\my-folder), which will display the folder's content even the hidden files.
  3. To change directory, type in "cd my_folder".
  4. Once you have the file you're looking for type in del "my_file".
  5. To delete a file in folder, type in "del my_file".
  6. To delete the entire folder, type in "rmdir /S my_folder".
  7. Select the "braviax.exe" process and click on the "End Process" button to kill it.
Good luck to everyone, and hope this instructions might help you to remove the virus on your computer. I will be waiting for your great feedback, comments, and suggestions regarding this issue by leaving your message in the comment box.

What is Braviax.exe Virus?

Braviax.exe Virus Information

Virus Name: Braviax.exe
Known as: Trojan.Virantix.C, TROJ_RENOS.ADT
Command Location: C:\Windows\System32\braviax.exe

Some of the antiviruses detect as a Trojan.Virantix.C Trojan that starts automatically into Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry. This Trojan displays fake a security alerts in your Windows taskbar that advertises rogue anti-spyware products.

This braviax.exe virus is also create, copies, and deletes some files and folders like autoexec.bat
and create a file like c:\windows\system32\univrs32.dat into your systems

Some braviax.exe virus behavior:

  • Created as a process on disk
  • Executed as a Process
  • Has code inserted into its Virtual Memory space by other programs
  • Added as a Registry auto start to load Program on Boot up
  • Terminated as a Process
  • Registered as a Dynamic Link Library File
It also uses some filename aliases that running into your PC like a system files, like shown on the list below:
  • 24234393.DAT
  • 95164862.DAT
  • 31018098.SVD
  • 36346119.DAT
  • 29434265.SVD
  • 27044453.SVD
  • 57134588.DAT
  • 56846728.EXE
  • 63594485.EXE
  • 16782586.SVD
  • 37741952.EXE
If you are having this kind of virus into your computer, please scan your PC immediately and remove this trojan viruses the might get harm your systems files and data store on your computer.

You may also use this step on how to remove braviax.exe virus? that would help you on this problems, just try and follow some instructions. on how to remove it.

How to change the Windows XP Product Activation Key Code

As I repairing this laptop while ago, I've noticed that to many viruses have been detected on the system files I have try the manual virus removal to remove the viruses. Some viruses doesn't detect in antivirus even though they updated their signatures. Many errors has found on the system files so I tried to used the system file checker or the command sfc /scannow to scan and retain all system files to its original settings. After doing this process I encountered a Windows XP Activation box. The windows xp doesn't logon anymore because it needs to activate the windows first. Once a year for you can activate the your windows xp using the product keys right. I've tried activating three times but doesn't working.

Anyway I would like to share to you what I've been experience today on how to change the windows xp product activation key code. You can do this manually without any software or tools using it.

1. Firstly, get a windows xp product key that doesn't activated for a year. You must change the product key of your windows by choosing the Activate by telephone and click the Change Product Key, Put the new product key and click Update.

2. Restart you PC, after the winlogon activation appear, try to activate it again online. OK! Windows XP has been successfully activated. That's it, if this not working try and find another windows xp product and follow the step 1, until it works.

Hope this tips would might help you guys.

You May Be A Victim Of Software Counterfeiting

When you log on to a computer with non-genuine copy of Windows XP, the possible notification error message “This copy of Windows is not genuine” will be pop-up on the logon process..You maybe seen this picture.

Just click the Resolve Later to continue loading in your windows. Or the click the Get Genuine to connect you to the internet for activating your software.

This notification will also shown after the windows explorer has been loaded.

And as you notice a small balloon will appear in your taskbar showing the "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting."

How can you disable this, you may follow this instruction but try it on your own risk!

  1. Lauch Windows Task Manager.

  2. End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.

  3. Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.

  4. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.

  5. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.

  6. Lauch RegEdit.

  7. Browse to the following location:
    Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify

  8. Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents

  9. Reboot Windows XP.

Zune Windows XP Themes

Your windows themes will looks sexy and more attractive in your eyes. As the picture shown below using the Zune windows XP themes.

You can also change your setting in your Display Properties option.
Easy to setup.. Click here to install the small 1.6mb windows XP official Zune themes

How to Remove Virus from USB Drive?

For the most encountered problem in a computer was a virus. A virus can harm your file, steal your passwords and accounts, and it maybe destroy your computer. Sometimes it is annoying for the liability and performance of your computer because of this sucking viruses and spywares. They tweak your system files to become a slow processing and make your PC dead, virus is a killer parasites.

Firstly, in removing a virus from your USB drive in a manual method rather than using any antivirus unto your computer. But we are recommended you to use any updated Antivirus to be make sure that your USB drive will be totally cleaned. This is only a tips for a manually method. OK.

  1. Before inserting the USB drive into your computer, you must enable first the Show Hidden Files Option. How can you do this:

    Go to My Computer and select the Tools tab, then Folder Options. After the Folder Option box appeared, click the View tab. As you have see the Files and Folders groups, under your Hidden Files and Folders please enable now the “Show Hidden Files and Folders” option and also uncheck the “Hidden protected operating system files (Recommended)” option. And click Apply then OK button to apply the setting you changed.

  2. Disable your Autoplay drive setting

    Go to Start Menu then Run and type gpedit.msc, when the Group Policy appear go to Administrative Templates, then System, double click the Turn Off Autoplay and select the Enabled option and select All drives and click OK button to apply the setting you changed.

    (Note: Either you can not do this step and you can move to step #3, but sometimes some viruses once you inserted your USB drive, the virus will executed in process of drives autoplay setting.)

  3. Insert now your USB drive, press Ctrl + R to open the Run, then type where your USB drive is, it maybe like this drive D:, E:, F:, or G: after you USB is open, delete the all unknown hidden files in your USB drives if they exist. Like example: copy.exe, svchost.exe, scvhosts.exe, New Folder.exe, Data Administrator.exe, smss.exe, FunnyUST Scandal.avi.exe, Autorun.inf, amvo.exe, kavo1.exe, kavo.exe, Temp1.exe, FS19831.vbs, Azkaban.vbs, Azkaban.bat and many more......

  4. Unplug your USB drive in Safety Removable method. And insert again to check if the virus was remove by using this steps.

    OK you are done! Have a nice day! Hope this tips will help for everyone.

How to Remove SCVHOST.EXE, SVCHOST.EXE Virus Manually

This are the following tips on how to remove the SCVHOST.EXE virus/worm. Firstly we must know what is SCVHOST.EXE is.


In some antivirus they are detected as W32/YahLover.Worm.gen from McAfee Antivirus and Win32/Autorun.R.worm from NOD32.

This virus will installs itself into your PC by using its INF file autorun.inf. The Autorun.inf file has an scripts that will trigger to execute the SCVHOST.EXE. Mostly in a removable disk is this occurred as you noticed that there is an Autoplay instead of Open. Once you double click the drive or removable disk, the autorun.inf run its scripts that this will trigger to execute the SCVHOST.EXE and spreading itself unto your system. It also copies itself through all your shared folders directories and on your computers throughout the network and run itself in the registry entries remotely using a GUEST account (through System:Remote).


  • When pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del it blocks to launch the Task Manager
  • It blocks the Registry Editor.
  • When you try to go to the command prompt CMD, it will restarts the computer.
  • The shared folders will duplicates itself to different locations of. The duplicated virus uses a FOLDER icon with an .exe file extension. The configuration of your Yahoo Messenger has been changed.

How to Remove It

OK here we go, you must follow this step on how to remove this virus in manually method:

  • Restart your PC and press F8 and select the option Safe Mode Command Prompt Only
  • And after you log-in the command prompt you must log-in as Administrator.
  • Type cd C:\windows\system32
  • Type dir /ah, to display all hidden files on this directory folder. You will see the following files which is used by the virus to spread itself: AUTORUN.INI, BLASTCLNNN.EXE, and SCVHOST.EXE
  • Type CD\

You are almost done, reboot your PC you may seat back and relax.. :) while loading...

Go Start Menu and click the Run and type the REGEDIT command. Take note guys before make any changes into your Registry Editor you must make a full back-up to your registry to avoid system errors. :)

Look the location entry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, if you see an entry Yahoo! Messengger (it’s spelled like this) with a value c:\windows\system32\scvhost.exe, Delete this entry.

Look the location entry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon, in the entry named: SHELL, a value = Explorer.exe,SCVHOST.EXE. Edit this value, delete the SCVHOST.EXE only and the value must be Explorer.exe. Once you delete all this value, your computer will not login anymore.

OK we are now done.. Please Restart your PC now and Enjoy!!! Thank you and hope this tips will help for everyone..Just post your comments about this problem.

How to Remove the Amvo.exe Virus Manually

First of all you we must know what is the amvo.exe is? what the symptoms when we have amvo.exe in our PC and how to remove it manually without using any software. Ok here we go!

What is Amvo.exe?

  • Amvo.exe is Trojan/Backdoor


  • Folder Option is not working - you cannot enable the Folder Option or show the hidden files running into you computer.
  • Hidden file problem
  • Always open new windows in all drives
  • Error occur of the memory reference (Low Disk Space)

How to solve this?

This is the solution on how to remove the amvo.exe and to fix the folder option problem. Just follow this steps:

  1. Uncheck amvo.exe from msconfig>> startup (type msconfig in run and click on the startup tab) also and restart your system
  1. Click Start > Run and type REGEDIT
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced
  3. On the right side, double click the hidden value and give it a value of 1.
  4. Same for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced > Folder > Hidden > SHOW ALL Change the value of Checked Value to 1.
  5. Check if your Folder Option if its working now. If it works! OK you are now ready to delete the Amvo.exe virus now.

Go to your Folder Option and enable the show all the hidden files and you remove the following files if they are exist in the exact location or directory:

c:\windows\system32\ amvo.exe
c:\windows\system32\ awda2.exe
c:\windows\system32\ mvo.dll
c:\windows\system32\ amvo1.dll

Lastly go to Run and type cmd then type regedit, press Ctrl + F to find the files amvo.exe and delete it. After that, reboot your PC. OK that's it. Guys please your comments if your PC is working now for using this procedure.. Thank you..

How PHP and MySQL Work Together?

PHP provides the application part, and MySQL provides the database part of a Web database application. You use the PHP language to write the programs that perform the application tasks. PHP is flexible enough to perform all the tasks that your application requires. It can be used for simple tasks (such as displaying a Web page) or for complicated tasks (such as accepting and verifying data that a user typed into an HTML form). One of the tasks that your application must do is move data into and out of the database and PHP has built-in features to use when writing programs that move data into and out of a MySQL database.

PHP statements are embedded in your HTML files with PHP tags. When the task to be performed by the application requires storing or retrieving data, you use specific PHP statements designed to interact with a MySQL database. You use one PHP statement to connect to the correct database, telling PHP where the database is located, its name, and the password needed to connect to it. The database doesnt need to be on the same machine as your Web site;

PHP can communicate with a database acr across a network. You use another PHP statement to send instructions to MySQL. You send an SQL message across the connection, giving MySQL instructions for the task that you want done. MySQL returns a status message that shows whether it successfully performed the task. If there was a problem, it returns an error message. If your SQL message asked to retrieve some data, MySQL sends the data that you asked for, and PHP stores it in a temporary location where it is available to you.

You then use one or more PHP statements to complete the application task. For instance, you can use PHP statements to display data that you retrieved. Or you might use PHP statements to display a status message in the browser, informing the user that the data was saved.

As an RDBMS, MySQL can store very complex information. As a scripting language, PHP can perform very complicated manipulation of data, either data that you need to modify before saving it in the database or data that you retrieved from the database and need to modify before displaying or using it for another task. Together, PHP and MySQL can be used to build a Web database application that has a very sophisticated and complicated purpose.

How PHP Works?

PHP is an embedded scripting language when used in Web pages. This means that PHP code is embedded in HTML code. You use HTML tags to enclose the PHP language that you embed in your HTML file the same way that you would use other HTML tags. You create and edit Web pages containing PHP the same way that you create and edit regular HTML pages. The PHP software works in conjunction with the Web server. The Web server is the software that delivers Web pages to the world. When you type a URL into your Web browser, youe sending a message to the Web server at that URL, asking it to send you an HTML file. The Web server responds by sending the requested file. Your browser reads the HTML file and displays the Webpage. You also request the Web server to send you a file when you click a link in a Web page. In addition, the Web server processes a file when you click a Web page button that submits a form.

When PHP is installed, the W Web server is configured to expect certain file extensions to contain PHP language statements. Often the extension is .php or .phtml, but any extension can be used. When the Web server gets a request for a file with the designated extension, it sends the HTML statements as-is, but PHP statements are processed by the PHP software before they are sent to the requester. When PHP language statements are processed, only the output is sent by the Web server to the Web browser. The PHP language statements are not included in the output sent to the browser, so the PHP code is secure and transparent to the user. For instance, in this simple PHP statement:

<?php echo “<p>Hello World”; ?>

is the closing tag. echo is a PHP instruction that tells PHP to output the upcoming text. The PHP software processes the PHP statement and outputs this:

<p>Hello World

which is a regular HTML statement. This HTML statement is delivered to the user browser. The browser interprets the statement as HTML code and displays a Web page with one paragraph Hello World. The PHP statement is not delivered to the browser, so the user never sees any PHP statements.

PHP and the Web server must work closely together. PHP is not integrated with all Web servers, but it does work with many of the most popular Web servers. PHP is developed as a project of the Apache Software Foundation par consequently, it works best with Apache. PHP also works with Microsoft IIS/

PWS, iPlanet (formerly Netscape Enterprise Server), and others. Although PHP works with several Web servers, it works best with Apache. If you can select or influence the selection of the Web server used in your organization, select Apache. By itself, Apache is a good choice. It is free, opensource, stable, and popular. It currently powers over 60 percent of all Websites, according to the Web server survey at It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and most flavors of Unix.

What Is a Web Database Application?

An application is a program or a group of programs designed for use by an end user (for example, customers, members, circus acrobats, and so on). If the end user interacts with the application via a Web browser, the application is a Web-based or Web application. If the Web application requires the longterm storage of information, using a database, it is a Web database application. This book provides you with the information that you need to develop a Web database application that can be accessed with Web browsers such as Internet Explorer and Netscape.

A Web database application is designed to help a user accomplish a task. It can be a simple application that displays information in a browser window (for example, it displays current job openings when the user selects a job title) or a complicated program with extended functionality (for example, the book-ordering application at or the bidding application at eBay). Not surprisingly, a Web database application consists of a database and an application — just two pieces:

Database: The database is the long-term memory of your Web database application. The application can fulfill its purpose without the database. However, the database alone is not enough.

Application: The application piece is the program or group of programs that performs the tasks. Programs create the display that the user sees in the browser window; they make your application interactive by accepting and processing information that the user types in the browser window and they store information in the database and get information out of the database. (The database is useless unless you can move data in and out.)

The Web pages that you are previously created with HTML alone are static, meaning the user can interact with the Web page. All users see the same Web page. Dynamic Web pages, on the other hand, allow the user to interact with the Web page. Different users might see different Web pages. For instance, one user looking at a furniture store online product catalog might choose to view information about the sofas, whereas another user might choose to view information about coffee tables. To create dynamic Web pages, you must use another language in addition to HTML.

One language widely used to make Web pages dynamic is JavaScript. JavaScript is useful for several purposes, such as mouse-overs (for example, to highlight a navigation button when the user moves the mouse pointer over it) or accepting and validating information that users type into a Web form.

However, it not useful for interacting with a database. You wouldnt use JavaScript to move the information from the Web form into a database. PHP, however, is a language that is particularly well suited to interacting with databases. PHP can accept and validate the information that users type into a Web form and can also move the information into a database. The programs

in this book are written with PHP.

How to configure hyperlinks?

Links link one page to another page. They are essential if you site is composed of more than one page, or if you want to link to other sites on the Web. The example is an external link to a web site outside of this one. Showing the link in html code to design code.

Html code:

1) <a href="">Technomatic</a>
2) <a href="">Google</a>

Design code:

Example 1 = Technomatic

Example 2 = Google

Installation of Windows XP

1. System Requirements:

Check to insure that your system meets the minimum requirements for Windows XP:

2. Compatibility:

Check to insure that your hardware and software are compatible with the XP Operating System:

If you have not yet purchased the XP operating system, it may be a good idea to run the Windows XP Upgrade Advisor to check your software and hardware compatibility. It is a free download and could save you a lot of money in the event your software and hardware are not compatible. This is the same utility that comes bundled with the Windows XP Operating System CD and runs before it is installed.

3. Booting Options:

The Windows XP installation CD is bootable. If you are not able to configure your computer to boot from the CD-ROM, then it is possible that your system is not compatible.

4. Start the Installation:

Insert your Windows XP Installation CD.

If Windows automatically detects the Installation CD, you will soon be prompted with a "Press any key to boot from CD" message. You will have 5 seconds to hit any key. If you've delayed too long, your computer will continue to start from the hard disk.

Once you have pressed any key, files will begin to load from the installation CD. You will soon be asked what type of installation you wish to perform:

  • New Installation
  • Repair an existing installation

Since this tutorial teaches a clean installation, choose "New Installation".

You will then be prompted to agree to the End User License Agreement (EULA). You cannot continue without accepting. Press F8 to continue. Feel free to read the EULA if you want, but make sure you take breaks every hour or so.

The next screen will show the available partitions where you can install XP. Here you have the ability to create/delete partitions or just allocate the available space to one partition. If you choose to create multiple partition for whatever purpose, be sure to create them with sufficient size. I recommend partitions between 4-10 GB of size depending on what your plans are. If you plan to install a second Operating System, then an 8 to 10 GB partition would be best, but if your plans are merely to use a partition for backup purposes, then 4 to 6 GB may work fine.

Once your have chosen the partition you wish to install XP on, you will now need to format it to a file system. The choices are:

  • Fat32:

A new version of the file allocation table (FAT) available in Windows 95 OSR 2 and Windows 98. FAT32 increases the number of bits used to address clusters and also reduces the size of each cluster. The result is that it can support larger disks (up to 2 terabytes) and better storage efficiency (less slack space).

  • NTFS:

Short for New Technology File System, one of the file system for the Windows NT operating system (Windows NT also supports the FAT file system). NTFS has features to improve reliability, such as transaction logs to help recover from disk failures. To control access to files, you can set permissions for directories and/or individual files. NTFS files are not accessible from other operating such as DOS.

The most common file system for a single operating system installation is NTFS.

You will need to make a choice of the different formatting options. I recommend that you perform a FULL format of whichever file system that you've chosen. Once the format is complete, the installation will continue.

You will now see all of the files loading to your hard drive from the installation CD. Once the files are loaded, Windows will automatically reboot your system. When you are given the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, do not hit any key. Just let your system continue loading to your hard drive.

You will be prompted from time to time to enter in specific setup information such as:

  • Region and Language
  • Name and Organization
  • Product License Key
  • Date and Time
  • User Name and Password

Note: Be sure to write down and save your user name and password.

Eventually, Windows will reboot your system again. It will take you directly to the Windows Activation screen. You will be given the option to activate now or within a 30 day period. I recommend you take the time to activate your copy now. If you don't, you will be bothered by on-screen reminders.

Caution: Be sure to activate a firewall application or install SP2 from a disk prior to connecting to the Internet. Connecting a fresh XP installation that does not have any updates will be attacked by Spyware and Worms.

Congratulations! Your Windows XP Installation is complete! Enjoy.

5. Updates:

I have supplied the following links to aide you in locating any updates your installation may require:

How to disable/enable System Restore in Windows XP?

This information is for your convenience. System Restore is part of Windows XP. If you need help with System Restore, contact Microsoft technical support.

To disable System Restore, you must log on to Windows XP as Administrator. To see the System Restore tab, you must be logged on as Administrator. Below, you will find instructions that will help you determine if you are logged in as Administrator.

Note: If you turn off System Restore, you delete all previous restore points. You must create new restore points once you turn System Restore back on.

To turn off Windows XP System Restore

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. On the System Restore tab, check Turn off System Restore or Turn off System Restore on all drives
  4. Click Apply. The following message appears:
  5. This deletes all existing restore points. Click Yes to do this.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Proceed with what you need to do. For example, removing viruses. Restart the computer and follow the instructions in the next section to turn on System Restore.

To turn on Windows XP System Restore

  1. Follow the steps in the previous section, but in step 3, uncheck Turn off System Restore or Turn off System Restore on all drives. Then click OK.
  2. Create new System Restore points.

How to connect printer to wireless network?


I have wireless router for a local network. How can I connect my printer into this wireless network?


What you will need is a wireless print server. Both of the listed products should work fine:

Linksys WPS11


D-Link DP-311P

Note: If you are using anAll-In-One product (printer,scanner,fax), the print servers typically only support the print function.

What is Access Point?

Wireless Access Point (WPA)

Wireless LAN transmitter/receiver that acts as a connection between wireless clients and wired networks. Many WAPs (wireless access point) can be connected together to create a larger network that allows "roaming" without losing their connection, which is similar to a cellular phone.

How to Install the Windows 98 Operating System

In this article I will teach you to install Windows 98 First or Second Edition on a computer with a formatted or even unformatted hard drive!


1. Windows 98 CD
2. Computer with CD-ROM Access

Configuring your BIOS for the Install:

To find out how to access the BIOS please refer to your motherboard manual or the manufacturer of your computer. (The system BIOS can usually be entered on boot, usually by pressing the F1, F2, F8, F10 or DEL key. Make sure you save the settings before exiting.
If you are unsure or don't want to enter the BIOS then just test the computer by putting the CD-ROM in the drive and rebooting the computer. This is the recommended way to install Windows 98.


  1. Insert the Windows CD and restart your PC.
  2. Once the Windows 98 Setup Menu comes up choose option #2 (Boot from CD-ROM)
  3. Then the Windows 98 Startup Menu will come up. Select Option #1. (Start Windows 98 Setup from CD-ROM)
  4. Now your computer will install some drivers so please wait for a few moments.
  5. Now a blue setup screen will come up. Press Enter.
  6. Setup then wants to do some system tests. Just press Enter.
  7. Scandisk will now run, please wait.
  8. After ScanDisk completes, Windows will copy a few important files for setup.
  9. Now the graphical Windows 98 Setup Screen will come up.
  10. Click Continue and wait for the setup wizard to complete.
  11. Now it will ask you in which directory to install Windows too. The default directory is just fine so click Next.
  12. Setup will now prepare the directory, please wait.
  13. Setup will now check for installed components and disk space, please wait.
  14. Setup will now prompt you to choose the type of installation. Choose Typical if you have a desktop computer or Portable if it is a laptop.
  15. Windows will prompt you to install components, just choose Continue.
  16. If a network card is detected a network information screen will appear. Type in the required information and click Next
  17. Select your country settings, United States should be chosen by default.
  18. Now finally the main part of Setup is here. Setup will start copying files. This could take some time, please be patient.
  19. Once setup is done copying files, Windows will restart automatically.
  20. The Windows 98 Startup Menu will now appear. Select option #1 (Boot from Hard Disk)
  21. The Windows 98 booting screen will appear!
  22. Now Windows will prompt you for user information, enter it and click Continue.
  23. Now the License Agreement. Read it and if you agree click on "I accept the Agreement" and click Next. If you select "I don't accept the Agreement" then setup will end.
  24. Now input your product key or certificate authenticity code. This is 16 digits and is located on the back of your CD case or on the Windows 98 Book. If you have an OEM computer then it could be on the side or back of your computer. Click Next to continue.
  25. Click Finish.
  26. Setup will now finalize the hardware and install settings.
  27. Setup will now install plug and play devices.
  28. Your computer will restart automatically.
  29. The Windows 98 Startup Menu will appear. Select option #1 (Boot from Hard Disk)
  30. Windows will start booting for the second time.
  31. Setup will continue installing hardware.
  32. Now setup will prompt you to enter in your time, date, and time zone. Once selected click on Apply and then OK.
  33. Windows will continue to setup Windows items.
  34. The computer will restart automatically once again.
  35. The Windows 98 Startup Menu will appear. Select option #1 (Boot from Hard Disk)
  36. Windows will boot for the third time.
  37. Windows will update system settings.
  38. Now finally you have reached the Windows Desktop!
  39. You also may need to install your hardware drivers. If everything is working properly then you shouldn’t worry about them.

Enjoy your new freshly installed Windows 98 computer and good luck!