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By dlm ·
I have a P.C. clone, p233, 64 megs ram.
My problems started with AOL. Or at least that is the first sign of the problem that I saw, every time I would go into AOL, my system would lock up. I would have to turn off the power to get back up. I removed AOL, and re-installed, AOL is now O.K., However..
the system will not shut down, -not the typical shutdown problem- When I do a reboot or shutdown, the screen greys-out slightly(normal), then right back to windows.
through my troubleshooting, I attempted to run regedit, it pops on the screen for half a second, then goes away!
Everything seems to be running o.k., but I am **** about these kinds of things! I have to know whats wrong! By the way, I checked for viruses, ran SFC and reloaded windows, no changes!
I restored the earlist registry that was listed using scanreg/restore at the dos prompt. again, no change! Do I have a corrupted registry, or is that just a symptom of some other problem? Please Help!

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Shutdown\Registry problem ...

Here's a good 'shutdown troubleshooting' article you can go through to eliminate your problem:

http://www.microsoft.com/TechNet/win95/tips/w9p9767.asp

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by dlm In reply to Shutdown\Registry problem ...
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by dmiles In reply to Shutdown\Registry problem ...

Not knowing what Operating system you are using,which could play a part in the problem,
determining whether it is a software or hardware problem is a task.Afew thins that could be the culprit
1-Video card with improper IRQ
2-A malfunctioning or incorrect device driver
3-A damaged exit sound file
Hardware errors,incorrect BIOS settings,incorrect power management settings,or it could be the fast shutdown registry key is enabled.Number of areas to check out,yet difficult to say what the real cause is.

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by dlm In reply to Shutdown\Registry problem ...
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by avidetto In reply to Shutdown\Registry problem ...

Any time you have an issue like this, the end all be all is an entry in the reg file. The fact that you tried to run the reg file suggests that you are having global system issues. This is not just as simple as a shutdown issue, also the fact that you are only getting the grey screen when you shutdown is also one to rule out hardware failure. The fact you uninstalled an applicaiton and reinstalled another tells me that you made a change to your reg master file. You tried regedit, but did you also try to run the 32 bit version? The corruption as I said is more global /system level than localized to your reg file. You attempted to run a restore/merge for your old reg file, however without the proper version of a file..ie vxd file (may not register as an error on boot but may have an effect if not entered correctly in the registry). If you can locate the exact ocx or Dll you can do a regsvr32 /u "File.ext"
followed by a regsvr32 "file.exe" to regregister the new overwritten version. If you are on the Nt P

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by dlm In reply to Shutdown\Registry problem ...
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by avidetto In reply to Shutdown\Registry problem ...

...If you are on the Nt Platform on this system, apply sp6a, if on a 9x platform attempt a re-install. If that doesn't work, you can attempt an os dump , (if you have 2 machines with same os) turn off the VM, slave the HD, drag & drop the OS from the one (system files only) onto the other, this will replace any missing files. The third option is simply wipe the 9x system files off, and reinstall..but Reguardless of your method, if you can't get regedit to run..or correct it with a merge file (ie, try taking the hive from another computer & merging it) then you will have a rebuild. Good Luck- Al

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by dlm In reply to Shutdown\Registry problem ...

Thanks for all the help, the problem turned out to be a virus cirulated within AOL. I believe some version of the Trojan Horse. Once I got back on AOL, they had a warning and discription. They were a little late! Thanks again all!!

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