have a personal computer with a Network Neighborhood
icon displayed on the desktop. How can I remove this
icon from my desktop?
Network Neighborhood icon is placed on the desktop
during the installation of Windows Operating System.
This is irrespective of whether you are under a LAN
or not. However, you could hide this icon by using
the following steps:
You can use TweakUI tool to hide Network Neighborhood.
Steps to hide Network Neighborhood:
1. Click Start - Settings - Control Panel
Click the Desktop tab
Uncheck Network Neighborhood box to hide it
Click OK, and then click OK.
Log off your computer to make changes
If you are using Windows 98, you can install TweakUI
from the Windows 98 CD.
To install TweakUI, follow the steps given below:
Insert the Windows 98 Original CD in the CD-ROM drive
Click Start-Find. Select Files and Folders
Choose the letter of your CD Drive in the "Look-in"
Search-file called tweakui.inf
Right click File, select Install
are the links for downloading TweakUI.
you can make registry settings to hide Network Neighborhood
icon from the desktop.
Visit the link given below for more information:
I have Windows 98 installed on my system. When
I right-click Properties on the My Computer icon to
check the device status for rtl8029, it shows an exclamation
sign in front of the device. I tried to reinstall
but was not able to do so. I bought a D-Link sn3200
(modem) in place of that and the same problem still
persists. When I go to the Properties, the following
message is shown:
NDIS.VXD, NTKERN.VXD device loader(s) for this device
could not load the device driver. (code 2) To fix
this, click update driver to update the device driver.
I updated the driver for sn3200 but in that device
driver floppy Windows 95 was the only folder. Whereas
the operating system I have is Windows 98. Even after
taking care of these things, I still get the same
error message when I select Properties. What is the
This error message is due to a device driver problem,
so we would suggest that you download the driver for
D-Link Sn3200 from the following link.
If this is not the driver, get back to us with the
brand and the make of the modem.
After downloading the driver, extract all the files
by opening the file downloaded. Then follow these
instructions to update the driver:
1. Go to Start - Settings - Control Panel.
Select System. In the System Properties select Device
Here you'll see a + mark beside the Network Adapters,
select Network adapter Sn3200.
Then select Properties tab at the bottom.
In the Modem Properties, select Driver.
Here select Update Driver, and then follow the on
However in the third screen of 'Update Device Driver
Wizard' select or check 'Specify Location' and specify
the path where you downloaded the driver.
I have a Celeron 433 system with 32 MB RAM and
4.2 GB hard disk drive (HDD), the operating system
is Windows 98. I am purchasing another system and
want to network both of them so that my LAN accounting
package can work along with other routine office work.
Kindly suggest the configuration of the system and
type of LAN to be installed. Can the other system
be purchased without HDD and still be networked? Do
I require Windows NT or Windows 98? Will I be able
to access my regular software like MS Office, Word
Star etc. from both machines? In case the second system
does not require HDD, How will it boot?
If you are purchasing a system without a HDD it will
need to have a Boot RAM. This system will boot by
what is known as Remote Booting.
You could use either Windows NT or Windows 98. So
there won't be any problem while using other software
applications that you mentioned.
Here are some links depending on the operating system.
We have two computers connected to each other with
NIC cards and cables. We use the same electric point
for supplying power to both computers and use only
one stabilizer. The problem arises when we start one
PC and the second is already on; it automatically
shuts down and reboots. On one PC we installed Windows
NT and Windows 98 on the other. The Windows NT machine
starts, the desktop appears, but we are not able to
use the keyboard or mouse. We can just use ctrl+alt+del
to shutdown the machine. Kindly specify a solution
for this problem and also give us some tips for accelerating
This problem may occur if the PC requires more current
than what the stabilizer is able to support. Instead
of using a stabilizer, you can try using a CVT (Constant
Voltage Transformer). Visit the following link for
more information on CVT.
Now regarding your question on networking tips. Usually,
there should not be more than 25 computers in a single
domain. The distance between the two networked computers
should not exceed 10 feet. The speed of access depends
on the NIC cards--the data transfer depends on the
number of bits the data will transfer. There are various
cards that support different levels of speeds, and
also there should not be too many hubs.
How should one connect two standalone PCs located
at two different physical locations (say, at two houses
located 2 km away from each other)? Assuming that
it is possible, what are the hardware and software
assume that both computers are running on the Windows
98 operating system.
You can use HyperTerminal to transfer a file to a
remote computer. HyperTerminal is a utility that comes
along with Windows installation. In order to use HyperTerminal,
you will need to have the following:
Modem connected to your telephone line and to
An Internet account
HyperTerminal is particularly useful to transfer files
and data between two remote computers.
Given below are the procedures for using HyperTerminal
in Windows 98:
For transferring to a Computer Bulletin Board:
1. Open HyperTerminal. (Open the Start menu, and click
2. Enter the telephone number of the computer bulletin
board that you are going to access.
Click Dial. The modem will dial the bulletin board
and make a connection, unless the line is busy or
there is some other problem.
Follow the instructions that have been provided by
the bulletin board operator (called the Sys Op).
Move around in the bulletin board until you find the
place for uploading files. If this is a public bulletin
board, there may be a section, for example, lablled
Once you have located the file, follow the bulletin
board's instructions for transferring. You may be
asked to use the Transfer menu and select Send File.
7. When you have finished transferring the file, exit
the program to break the connection.
How do I incorporate the Multilinking Modems feature
of Windows 98 into my present OS Windows 95?
if you don't have a network, you may still find success
multilinking over two modems on the same system. If
there's an extra phone line and modem around, an afternoon's
experimentation could pay big dial-up dividends. With
Dial-Up Networking (DUN) 1.2b installed, right-click
on a connection within DUN, select Properties and
open the Multilink tab. Click Use Additional Devices
radio button, and then add the second modem; it should
dial when you establish a connection.
When I ping an IP on our Intranet trying to resolve
the IP number to host name, most Windows 95 machines
do not reply with the host name but only with the
IP number. But, all machines resolve and show the
IP number when pinged with hostname. On all Windows
98 machines the Ping gets properly resolved from names
to IP or IP to names.
How do I make my Windows 95 machines respond the
same way as Windows 98 machines? Why does this happen
in the first place?
if the following network components are properly installed
Then do the following steps to check the configuration:
Right click Network Neighborhood - Properties
Select Configuration tab.
Double click on NetBEUI and TCP/IP for proper
Also, make sure that Windows 95 supports the Ping
command, but unlike Windows NT, the hostname command
is not available in Windows 95.
I have two systems, one in my office and the other
at home. I want to use both systems at one place,
my home. I want to use my office computer or vice
versa for the same. Is it possible to browse the other
system from the other computer, like a local network
with the help of the Internet or any other similar
You can use HyperTerminal and a modem to connect to
a remote computer, even if the remote computer isn't
running Windows. You can also use HyperTerminal to
send and receive files, or to connect to computer
bulletin boards and other information programs.
Go to Hyper Terminal by doing the following steps:
1. Go to Start - Programs - Accessories.
Click Communications and you will see a pull-down
menu where you can select HyperTerminal.
To use HyperTerminal, you will need to run it once
to create an icon that defines (phone number, etc.)
and how you contact the specified address. After you
create this icon, you can connect to the specified
servers by double-clicking the new icon.
Follow these steps:
1. Run HyperTerminal.
Choose New Connection.
Enter a name and choose an icon for this connection.
You will get a dialogue box with four items to be
Country code will have a default value of your country.
Area code should be set to the area from which you
will be dialing.
Phone number could be any of the numbers you would
like to give.
Connect using identifies the type of modem in you
computer. The value will default to the type of modem
in (or connected to) your computer (assuming it has
been set). If the type of modem has not been set,
it can be set in the Control Panel option (from the
Start menu, select Settings, Control Panel) named
5. Once these items are filled in, you can use HyperTerminal
to connect you to the telephone number you entered.
I use Windows 98 for my LAN. But when I use the
Internet my computer looses the connection to the
LAN. The Network Neighborhood shows my computer only.
I wonder where the problem is.
access the LAN while connected to the Net, perform
the following steps:
For each computer install TCP/IP (Internet Protocol,
the means by which data is transported to and from
the Internet) as a network protocol.
The way to do this is:
Go to Start - Settings - Control Panel.
Double Click on Network
Click on Add - Protocol - Microsoft - TCP/IP.
Edit the TCP/IP properties so that each workstation
has an IP address of "90.0.0.X"and a Gateway
of "220.127.116.11," which will be the proxy server's
address. X is a number between 1 and 255.
Restart the computer.
For the proxy server you can use proxy programs like
WinProxy or Wingate. The proxy server must have two
NICs. It is best to use two different brands in order
to tell the difference. This computer will have the
modem installed in it. One NIC needs to have the TCP/IP
properties specified by the cable modem Internet service
provider (ISP) which, you can get from the ISP. The
other needs to have an internal IP address of 18.104.22.168.
The number beginning with "90" is your internal
Internet, or Intranet subnet. The reason we use an
IP starting with 90 is because it will not conflict
with other computers on the Internet. The reason a
proxy server is used is because it saves a lot of
money. It serves each computer to the Internet simultaneously,
so that a cable modem does not need to be purchased
for each computer.
I am a hardware engineer and my job involves installing
computers and networking them in some cases. Here
is a problem that I faced while networking my systems
with Windows 98 OS. When I run Windows based programs
I have no difficulties. But, when I run DOS based
programs I get an error "Sharing Violation Reading
Drive l" (for example, the drive letter being
the mapped area of the machine where I have installed
my DOS program). Kindly give me a solution to this.
Also, I get the same error when I access the Netware
volumes through my Windows 98 Systems.
DOS programs the error message "Sharing Violation
Error reading drive x" means that another program
is currently using the file. If the program is a network
version and allows multiple access to its data files
then set read only attributes on the *.EXE, *.COM,
ATTRIB +R *.EXE
ATTRIB +R *.COM
ATTRIB +R *.DLL
For more information and all the related error messages
in DOS, visit the following link: