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Warning: Tweaking the Registry can be hazardous to your computer's health. Please read our pages on Understanding the Registry (includes backup tips) and Resetting the Registry before using these tips. Even better, purchase one of the books to the left (from They have great information on the Registry.

Sorting the Windows 98 Start Menu
MS FAQ (Start Menu and Favorites Menu Not Listed in Alphabetical Order)
One of the most common and bothersome problem's with Win98 is it's inability to sort the START Menu correctly.  Here is an MS FAQ on how to fix that:
When you view the Start menu and Favorites menu, the shortcuts and folders may not be in alphabetical order and new shortcuts that you create may be added to the bottom of the menu.
This behavior can occur when you rearrange the shortcuts and folders on the Start menu or Favorites menu manually, or when you install a new program.
The Start Menu
To restore the default sort order:
Use Registry Editor, delete the binary value "Order" from the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Menu

Possible PCI Stability
The PCI Bus steering table is read in order from top to bottom. Most of the options tell your computer to get the table from hardware BIOS functions, but it seems the most reliable connection is to the MS Specification table. Unchecking all options except the MS Sepcification table may make your system less prone to conflicts and more stable. If you want to give it a try here's how:
Open Control Panel\System\Device Manager. Under System Devices, double-click the PCI Bus. Select the IRQ Steering tab and uncheck everything except for the box that says "Get IRQ table using MS Specification table." This will force the OS to use just the MS steering table and not the others.

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