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Here are a few problems that you could experience
with your Amiga and how to solve it.
How do I quit from the Shell?
How do I create a RAD disk?
How do I create a script file?
Can I get AmigaBasic working on my
How do I create my own ram disk
How do I create a script in AmigaDOS
that tells me when my Amiga was last booted?
Can I create another Ram disk by creating
an AmigaDOS script?
How do I play QuickTime (QT)
When I install some software to my
hard drive a box appears telling me to insert volume WORK: in any
drive. What can I do?
When I boot Workbench a message
appears stating that it cannot WORK: T. What can I do to get rid of
The basic Workbench setup looks a bit dull.
Is there anywhere that I can find some add-ons to make it look a
I have a problem installing a keymap on my
Amiga. What do I do?
How do I display pictures in the
background on Workbench 3?
I can display a picture in the
background but two copies are shown and the colours are wrong.
How do I view text documents from
When I click on "Install," a
requester appears saying, "can't open your tool Installer."
Why doesn't the program work after I
configured the icon?
Why doesn't the icon change after I
have created an image for it?
I have mounted a RAD disk but have
found that it uses Chip RAM. Is there any way I can get it to use
Fast RAM instead?
When I am using any of the preference
programs in Workbench, I select "use" but instead, the software
saves it. What is wrong with it?
How do I increase the number of
colours that are displayed in Workbench?
How do I dearchive .arj files?
Is there any way that I can write protect
my hard drive?
Is there anyway that I can alter the
size of requester so that it is fixed when I open a directory?
When I try to open a project a
requester appears saying "Unable to open your tool 'C:EvenMore'."
What can I do?
What datatype do I need in order to
view 24bit IFF images?
What software can I use to format and
partition my Amiga hard drive?
I known that a CD cannot be
written too but is there any way that the CD icon can be
How do I decompress Zip files on my
How do I unarchive a file with .tar
I have a number of JPEG files saved in
Photoshop that cannot be viewed using JPEG viewers on the Amiga.
How do I view them?
I have a file on my hard drive that
refuses to delete. I have tried deleting the icon using Workbench
and when I try to delete it from the Shell it states the file does
not exist. What can I do?
How do I install the rest of Workbench
to get it boot into the GUI?
How do I set my Amiga to use Daylight
I have attempted to delete a
directory. Although the contents were deleted, I was told the
directory was not empty. Is there anyway I can delete this
How do I install the upgrade to use the
latest version of FFS?
How do I save Octamed modules as MIDI
for use on the PC?
On PPaint I can load a picture larger
than the screen and autoscroll around it, but when I save it the
picture becomes clipped. What can I do?
I have received a .WAV through e-mail
but when I clicked on it, it played for the first 2 seconds.What
can I do to solve this problem?
How do I install Deluxe Paint to hard
drive? There is no Install program
How can I load my disks into my hard
How do I set YAM to play a sound when
personal mail has arrived?
Is it possible to get IBrowse to play
midi files that play in the background of some websites?
I have an Amiga with 2Mb Chip RAM and
some Fast RAM. When using the text effects in PPaint but a message
appears stating there is not enough memory available. What can I
I recently installed PFS2 on a number
of partitions. When I tried to save the new configuration I was
presented with "save failed, not enough space for configuration
data." What does this mean?
How do I set up a Web Browser to read
Whenever I run DiskSalv it validates
the disk and then becomes invalidated when the program quits. How
can I cure this?
I seem to get out of memory messages
when using PPaint 7 despite having enough Ram to load the image.
Why does this happen?
How do I use KingCon with a graphics
I've installed a new hard drive but
when I reboot the error "Allocated Memory Doesn't Match Memory
Mask" appears. What can I do?
How do I split large files?
The graphics on my favourite
game appear corrupt when I load it from hard drive even though it
had an installer.
Can I run UNIX on my Amiga?
Can I use my Amiga as an X11 terminal?
Can I run another Kickstart on my
How do I get the Double-NTSC modes to
What is the keyboard shortcuts for a
Can I use an American Amiga in the UK
I have just bought an old Amiga. What
exactly can I do with it?
Are there any programs that automatically
update my system clock via the Internet?
My software requires a minimum stack size
of 50000 or more to run. How do I alter it?
I need a program that performs a find
and replace over a number of text files.
How do you use a modem between two
I have an A600. Can I plug in a standard PC
The CD audio on my CD drive sounds
quieter than the computer effects. Is there anything I can do to
solve this problem?
Why does the signal from the RGB port make
the display look better than using an ordinary TV?
I'm having problems with my CD32 and
When I switch on my Amiga the hard
drive works, but after resetting it the hard drive is no longer
recognised. What's going on?
What type of modems will work on my
When I switch on my machine cold, it
boots fine. However, when I do a warm reboot or even switch off and
then back on I get the purple "Insert a disk screen."
I have an Escom A1200. I've heard that
I can get the drive to read high density disks. Is this true?
Can I use an Iomega Zip or SyQuest EZ drive
on my Amiga?
When I switch on my Amiga the screen goes
yellow. What can I do?
When my Amiga crashes the hard drive will
go crazy attempting to boot and the hard drive light will sometimes
stay on for up to 20 minutes. What can I do to stop this?
My hard drive doesn't boot when I
switch it on.
Horizontal lines appear on my monitor when
I use the higher scan rates. What can I do?
How do I fix broken pins on the PCMCIA (PC)
What type of memory can I use in my
How do I record Amiga graphics to
What can the fast SCSI-II controller
on my Blizzard 1230/50 be used for?
Many applications demand more chip ram
than my A500 has. Is there anything that I can do?
Can I use a Bubble jet printer on my old
Is there a problem with IBM hard
drives? I have swapped mine several times and they all crash after
Are the Zappo CD Drives in fact
standard IDE drives in disguise? If so, can I plug them into the
IDE port on my Amiga?
I have recently bought a standard 3.5
IDE hard drive made by IBM. however, I cannot get it work with my
Amiga. What am I doing wrong?
When I boot my Amiga, the clock has
reset to September 1992. What can I do?
Is there any way I can alter a
Microvitec monitor so that it can also display a television
What is the DOSDriver mountfile for reading
and writing PC Zip disks?
When I try to run a application that uses
the FPU on my 68060 accelerator a software failure appears. How can
I cure this?
My Blizzard 1260 seems to be running
slowly since I installed a new version of the Phase 5 software.
What can I do?
Can I connect an Apollo 630
accelerator and a 2.5 hard drive at the same time to my A600?
I recently bought an A1200 68040
accelerator. When I try to boot it the machine gurus after
activating the 68040 with an error of 8000 000B. How can I cure
Is there a way to extend the Auto Shut
Off time of the Zip drive?
I have a SuperVGA monitor that won't
keep its focus. If I focus it when I first turn it on, it slowly
goes out of focus as it warms up. If I try to keep it in focus as
it warms up, I can keep it in focus, but some of the other
adjustments peak out (like horizontal and vertical size) What is
wrong with it?
My accelerator seems to react slowly.
What can I do?
Problems with PPC-based Amigas
and the serial port
Read/Write errors on disk drives.
I use a SVGA monitor with my
Amiga. Over the last few months it has been exhibiting some strange
faults such as flickering and only showing 2 colours. What can I
I have a 2x SCSI CD-ROM in a custom
case that I bought from an Amiga supplier. Can I upgrade the drive
by replacing it with a faster unit such as a 20x or do I have to
buy abandon this and buy a new drive?
Whatever I do my Amiga seems to run
out of memory. Is there anything I can do to cure this?
Is there any way I can improve the output
quality of the Commodore 1084 monitor?
I have heard that some A1200's have
problems with PowerPC cards. How do I know if my Amiga will have
problems and how can it be fixed?
Can I use an A500 keyboard with a
My machine keeps crashing after
installing my accelerator.
I have bought a new accelerator, but
the MMU does not work.
I am having problems with the memory
on my Apollo board, only half of it seems to be available.
Hardware- software Issues
Can I make a bootable Zip disk on my
How do I install a CD driver?
I've formatted my Zip drive and now
two drive icons appear. How can I cure this?
Can I use my A500 floppy disk drive in
I have installed a registered copy of my CD
driver software but the ATAPI Plug'nPlay 3.0 Demo screen still
appears every 10 minutes. Is there anything I can do?
I recently bought a 4.3Gb hard drive
for my Amiga. However, I can not format it to the full 4Gb, is
there anything I can do to allow me to do this?
I have connected a hard drive but HDToolBox
fails to recognise it. Are there any other utilities that I can use
to get the drive recognised?
Do I need to get a faster 680x0
processor to use the Phase 5 PPC boards?
Where do I buy a 68040/060
I have an A1200. Do I need to get a
tower to use a PPC board?
When using the PPC cards, would
running PPC software freeze Workbench and other non-PPC
When I switch on my A1200, fitted with
a PowerUP card I have to hold both mouse buttons down and then
click on boot for the Amiga to load. What is the problem?
When I transfer graphics from the PC
to the Amiga, the image seems to change shape. What can I do?
How do I read and write PC disks?
When I transfer a text file from PC to the
Amiga, or viseversa the line endings are messed up. What can I
How do I make a mountlist to access my
PC formatted hard drive?
How do I access my CD-ROM drive from
my PC emulator?
How do make a PC boot disk?
Mounting PC hardfiles on the Amiga
How do I transfer files from Windows
95/NT machine to my Amiga without losing the long filenames?
Is it possible to put my PC-HD in my Amiga,
without having to format it so I can copy some files over from my
How do I use ShapeShifter hard files
Shapeshifter doesn't with my Phase 5
68060 board. The problem is caused by PrepareEmul, the
early-startup patcher. What can I do?
I can get ShapeShifter to recognise my
CD-ROM and when I boot I get the Disk not formatted requester. What
should I do?
How do I create and extract .ADF files
on my Amiga?
I have copied software from a MAC CD
into the Shapeshifter hardfile using the crossmount utility.
However, when I try to load the applications I have copied, it just
says something like "Teach Text cannot load files of this size". It
seems to think that everything is a text file. What can I do?
I have a few C64 games that do not have an
extension. I have tried renaming them to .d64 and .t64 file formats
with little success. What can I do?
When using WinUAE I cannot access the
root of my hard drive or CD ROM. How do I access it?
I want to swap from using a hardfile
to using a partition with Shapeshifter. How do I make this new
partition the bootable and transfer everything over?
I have set up PC2Amiga to read the PC
hard drive using my Amiga over a serial cable. However, when I try
to copy files of any size it reports "cannot transfer packet".
When I try to access the Workbench
drawer on a CD using WinUAE, the machine freezes. What's the
I have a number of LZX files compressed on
Amiga that I want to use on my PC. Can I unpack these files in
I have a number of LHA files. How can I
dearchive them on a PC?
Is there a way to convert and use
Amiga Icons in Windows?
How do I convert IFF samples into
How do I decompress multi-disk Zip
archives on the Amiga?
How cam I make my own WAD files for
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