1) Start Windows 98.
2) Disable the infrared communication (The default setting for Windows 98 is "Disable").
3) Right-click the Infrared icon on the taskbar to open up a menu. Select the [Enable infrared communication] check box.
4) When [Infrared Monitor] in [Control Panel] is selected, the Error 45 message appears.
To enable the infrared today, select [Infrared Monitor] in [Control Panel] or start the Infrared Monitor dialog by clicking [Open] on the right-click menu of the Infrared icon on the taskbar. Make sure the [Enable the infrared (E)] check box on the [Options] tab is selected. When the check box is selected, and the [Apply (A)] button is dimmed and cannot be selected, clear the check box with the [Restore Defaults value (D)] button and select it again. The [Apply (A)] button can be clicked now. Clicking the [Apply (A)] button enables the infrared.
In Windows 98, the infrared is disabled as the factory default setting.