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  1. samantha jan

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    I really am new at computers and I have changed the font size, icon size, and colors. I can't get to the apply part to change it back. The things are too big. I don't know what to do. Also some of my task bar buttons are gone etc. back, refresh, the whole line. I know just enough to be dangerous I guess. Don't laugh please. What do I do?
     
  2. Bryan

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    I simple registry restore is the easiest way to get you back to square one. How many days has it been since you changed those things? Has the PC been started up each day since?

    The other option is to use the Tab key and Enter key to get to Apply.
     
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    it has been three days since I changed everything .. I have gotten back on several times since then .. I don't have a restore button on my top screen where file, edit, view etc are listed. How can I tab to apply if I don't see apply on screen? It's too big. Where else can I look for restore?
     
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    Restart the PC and when it's booting up, before the W98 splash screen appears, start tapping the F8 key. You should have a menu with 6 options appear. Take the option for "Command Prompt Only". Once you have a command prompt, type in the following and press enter. Note, there's a space after scanreg before the "/".

    scanreg /restore

    Now use the up/down arrow keys to choose a registry dated the day you made the changes. Don't go too far back you want to choose the one dated the day you made the changes. Press enter and follow the prompts to restore it.

    Let us know what happens.
     
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    I tried restarting my pc several times . It went right on and connected to windows as I tapped on F8 the whole time. I really appreciate your help. Samantha
     
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    Insert a blank floppy diskette and restart the PC. You should get an error saying "Invalid System Disk, Press Any Key to Continue". REMOVE the diskette and tap the F8 key. See if it boots to the menu that way.
     
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    I will have to get floppy disks .. I have none. Thanks, I will try this tomorrow and get back with you.. You are great for helping me. Another question I would like you to think about is this: I tried to install a printer and it asks me to put disk win 98 sec ed in and when I do it says the disk doesn't have file "DMCOLORDLL' on it.
     
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    Hi, not sure if you still need help but if you've been using the PC since your last post here and it's been restarted everyday, you don't have any registry backups to fall back on any longer since it only saves a rolling 5 days of backups. If that's the case, the advice I gave you won't work any longer. Hope you've resolved it in some other way ... I was hoping to use the Restore because it would get all of the settings you changed back to scratch rather than just changing the screen size but if you still need help, let us know and we'll see if we can help you use specific key strokes to get the screen back to a normal size. Your other option would be to boot to SafeMode and try to change it there. You would boot into SafeMode by going to the same boot menu I tried to get you to boot to.
     
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    Hi Samantha,

    please find attached zip file of dmcolor.dll

    John :)
     

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