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Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ... Safe to Pwr

By Lo ·
I have a friend who's husband likes to play with the pc (he is getting better but ...). After getting it working again, the Safe to Power Off message never displays. The ... saving data to disk ... displays, but is still there after 10-15 minutes. They have just been shutting it of (and getting away with it so far). I think the did a reinstall of Win95 but didn't help. Any sugestions?

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by jokeman In reply to Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ...

a thing to try... in win98 when u have a virus scanner loaded up, there is a patch at www.microsoft.com that stops the computer from freezeing before power down.. check to see if there are any win95 updates?

also try msconfig..... click start button, runb, type msconfig, enter.

now go to startup tab, uncheck as many programs as possible... then try shutdown.. also does your pc have standby mode?? if so try disabling that as well.

good luck

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by Lo In reply to Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ...

Not sure if it helped or not. No one there seems to be willing to give them a try. Giving points to 1st 2 responders without reguard to help/nonhelp. Thanks to all for the help (some good suggestions).

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by salier In reply to Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ...

McAfee virus scan could be the problem. I see alot of this, especially with IBM Aptiva's. The easiest thing I've found to do is to remove the virus scan software from the startup menu. Hope this helps.
salier

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by Lo In reply to Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ...

Not sure if it helped or not. No one there seems to be willing to give them a try. Giving points to 1st 2 responders without reguard to help/nonhelp. Thansk to all for the help (some good suggestions).

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by Turkey_Bones In reply to Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ...

This is actually a common problem. There is a fix to this at microsofts web site. You can download it for free.

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by Lo In reply to Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ...

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by JDKline In reply to Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ...
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by L J Quick Sr In reply to Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ...

Unfortunatly, Windows 95" does not use the "msconfig" command, this is included in Windows 98". But the anti-virus hint is a place to start,if there is an option to check floppies on exit uncheck it. Also the video driver may have an effect on theshutdown hangup. Restart in safe mode, right click on My Computer, click on Properties, Device Manager, Open all +'S and check for duplicate enteries. Remove all dups. You can try a generic VGA Display to see if that's the problem, if so obtain thenewest video drivers. Shut down and restart. Also try "windowsupdate.mircosoft.com" for the newest win95 updates.
Hope this helps.
Larry

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by Lo In reply to Win 95 Shtdwn, never get ...

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