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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

I have downloaded a third party screen lock software. It is pretty 'powerful' screen lock software. It will boot up first and asking for the password before the Windows 98 can boot up. It seem like controlling the whole system if you can't provide the correct password. My problem is, I have forgotten the password and I can't bypass it nor even get into Safe Mode function. I have checked thru the win.ini and system.ini but still can't bypass the screen lock software to Windows 98 system. HOW?
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

If you don't have access to safe mode then I would try is booting from a boot disk or boot to the msdos prompt. To get to the dos promt just press the F8 key right as it says verifying dmi pool (or something like that). You actually need to hit it as soon as it comes up. If it starts booting into windows then you missed it. IF you do hit it then a menu will come up. Select safe mode command prompt. It should be like No. 6 or something. Here is the only catch with this. You have to know where it's installed at on the hdd. Then you have to go to that dir and delete everything in it's directory. Now when windows boots it's going to give you an error about the program. Just reinstall it to get rid of the error and if you don't want the program then you can uninstall it. Hope this helps a little.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

If it's still coming up then it's files must still be there. It also must be loading up in the windows system files. It's going to be very difficult to go through your system files to remove it so I would first try and call the technical support of the software developer. They might have a default password to go into it and work around it. If not you might have to just get rid of the windows system files and then reinstall windows. The best way to do this is to just rename the windows folder in dos to something like oldwin and then just reinstall windows into the windows dir. You would have to reinstall all of you programs and updates that have anything to do with windows or use the registry but it won't load anything it was before including the password program.
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2001 - 3:58 pm:   

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the icons in my systray? I have a monitor, speaker AIM guy, and couple of others that i never use and they seem to slow the boot up.
Thanks in advance
Vera (Vera)
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2001 - 5:59 pm:   

bill, for starters try right clicking on the programs executable file or the icon in the tray. somtimes you'll see a box to check for not loading to the tasktray.
Brent Hughes
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2001 - 11:50 am:   


From Start select Run and enter msconfig. From the tabs select start and then clear the check marks from all icons that you do not wish to have in the systray. Be careful to clear only the unwanted items as identified in the path statements, if unsure LEAVE ALONE!

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