Tips & Tricks
Let the Add New Hardware Wizard resolve
your device problems
If you are having problems with a particular
device after installing Windows 98 or other software, try removing
it and then let Windows 98 reinstall the device.
Here's how to do it:
- On the
Start menu, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then double-click the System icon.
- Click the Device Manager tab.
problem category should automatically open and a symbol should
indicate which device is faulty. If it's not working
properly, there will be a yellow circle with a black exclamation
point inside it; if it's not working at all, there will be a red
- Click once on the problem item to
highlight it, and then click Remove.
- During start up, Windows 98 should
detect as missing the device you just removed and automatically
run the Add New Hardware Wizard. If you recently downloaded new
drivers from any of your hardware manufacturers sites, or from
Windows Update, be sure to use the wizard's
Have Disk option to ensure that Windows 98
installs the new drivers and not any old ones.
When you download new drivers from hardware manufacturers or Windows
Update, copy them to a floppy disk and label them. This way, if you
ever need to re-install them, and don't have access to the Internet,
they are right where you need them.
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