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By JOHN TORRO
© St. Petersburg Times, published July 10, 2000
The fixes are in. . .
Utility cleans up temp files in Win98
Q. You gave instructions for deleting temporary files on a Windows 95 system. Is the procedure the same for Windows 98?
Inkjet printer error
Q. When I put new cartridges into my Hewlett-Packard Deskjet 660CSE, I get a message when I try to print that says: "Incorrect installation. Try removing the color print cartridge and reinstalling it. If the problem persists after multiple tries, refer to the manual for more info." And: "A new print cartridge has been installed. For best quality cancel printing and run realignment procedures in Deskjet status monitor." I referred to the manual and it talks about clicking on the deskjet status monitor icon in the HP Deskjet Utilities Program, then clicking on align print cartridge. I tried going into the printer utility and clicking on status, but it's empty.
Restoring the sound icon
Q. I inadvertently removed the sound icon from my task bar. I now have no sound.
Q. I upgraded to the Windows 2000 Professional Suite and have problems opening Outlook Express. Sometimes it takes as long as 35 seconds for the program to open. I also upgraded my McAfee Scan feature. Could this be causing my Outlook Express slow down?
Quick Launching calculator
Q. I have Windows 98 and can't install the calculator icon in the task bar by the clock. If I could get it there, I also would like to make it so it's always on top of my active window. A. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the Windows folder. Locate the Calc.exe file. Click and drag it to the Quick Launch bar, which is to the right of the Start button. A calculator icon will be placed there giving you instant access to it from then on. This also will work for any other program you want to access in this way.
Assigning drive letters
Q. I noticed that an extra "removable disk" letter was added to my computer's lineup, which I removed. Previously, the drives had these letters: A, floppy; C, hard drive; D, CD-ROM; E, SanDisk memory card reader; and F, Zip drive. Now everything after C has moved: D, SanDisk; E, Zip; and F, CD-ROM. I tried to rename the drives but it didn't work.
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