From the now gone to XP ng, Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP:
These "ghost" buttons are often cured by updating the video drivers. They began
appearing around the release of IE5.0. Changing screensavers can often help as well.
Other possibilities include:
1) The Win98SE Mapped drives Shutdown update
2) The Win98SE 1394 Storage Supplement
If you have installed any of these updates and don't actually need them, you can try
uninstalling them through the .inf's they placed on your system. They would be:
Also, another method to try is to delete this key from the registry and reboot:
*NOTE* Please use caution when working within the registry. Changes made here are
generally immediate. Making the wrong change or carelessly changing/deleting keys can
render your system unbootable. If you are unsure about any change, don't do it.
Before you make any changes to the registry, know how to backup and restore the
current one from a command prompt.
How to Manually Restore the Windows 98 Registry
Hope this helps,
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone -
Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org
Jack of all trades, Master of none. One can never truly be a master as there is
always more to learn.