to add games
goto control panel/add and remove programs
add/remove windows components
double click accesseries and utilities and tick games
you will need your windows 98 cd
as for the are you still in the uk, can you not see a check box that says show this screen on startup, if so untick it
do you know what software you use for the modem, or what the modem is called, it will help us pin point the settings down.