Three problems in one post. I have suggestions for the last two:
#2: The symbols in the upper right hand corner boxes are in the little known Marlett font. See support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q134/8/61.asp (for Windows 95, but it applies to Windows 98 also). Use sfc (start>run>sfc) to extract it from your Windows 98 CD (or let the program search for missing files), or find it on any other computer and use Control Panel>Fonts to install it.
#3: The size of IE windows when opening can be changed by the following procedure. It's like magic, but it works. Note the word "exactly" in the recipe.
Can you elaborate on problem #1 (dialog boxes). Do you mean to say that the Open and Close and Print dialog boxes in Notepad (that's a good example, MS Word is a bad one) are all blank? You can't work with the system in that way, I think.
The dialog boxes on my PC 98SE do not have printing in them. The three small boxes in upper right hand corner do not have symbols in them. Web pages open up in tall narrow format and have to be maximized.
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