I posed a question previously which was well answered by Karl Gechlik. Infrared Transfer did not work on my Windows 98 second edition machine. I found one solution from thousands on the internet, go to Network and add the IPX/SPX protocol and reboot. This adds three additional files from the CAB files and Infrared Transfer now works. I deleted the IPX/SPX protocol and Infrared Transfer still works because the three previously missing and required files are now in place.
Here is the setup to my remaining question- if I boot without IRMON as a startup program (unclicked in MSCONFIG), Infrared Transfer is now automatically disabled upon full boot, this is proven by right-clicking the IR icon in My Computer which prompts me to enable. But instead of enabling, I then immediately right-click a file and and send to Infrared Recipient, and nothing happens at all. No increased CPU activity, no Infrared Transfer box, zip. Yep, Infrared Transfer must be disabled. Now I right-click the IR icon in My Computer and it has magically changed to enabled. But when I try to send a file by right-clicking, the same nothing happens again. The solution: I right-click and disable and then right-click and re-enable Infrared Transfer from the icon in My Computer- and Infrared Transfer is back and working normally. Has anybody else noticed this oddity or tried this? Since I have a days-old clean install of Windows 98SE it is not due to file or registry corruption. Does IRMON have to be a startup program for Infrared Transfer to behave normally? I thought they were not so dependent.