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By TerriC ·
When shutting down a Windows 98 machine, I'm getting a message that the DDE Server is not responding, I need to end the task in order to shutdown the machine. Does anyone have any ideas what I could check to resolve this. This message comes up evenif you just boot up the system and go to the internet and then shutdown. Thanks for any ideas. Terri

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by syadm In reply to DDE Not Responding

Hi,
I dont have the exact solution to this but i have a few hunches on where it hangs.
It can be that your computer is trying to close a NetBios or NWlink connection that is already closed or orherwise has become inaccessible.
If you have an oldNetware client installation or if you have made a network mapping and chosen the option to auto reconnect and the target is inaccessible then this might be the case.
You should also check that your internet connection only uses TCP/IP and dont allow NetBios over TCP/IP.
Also check out DDE enabled apps like Outlook and Office and turn any autoupdaters and such things off.
BR
/Tom

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by TerriC In reply to DDE Not Responding

Thanks, I did these things but I'm still getting the error. I even booted up win 98 step by step and didn't load any drivers. Got in and shutdown the pc without going into anything and the error still comes up. Any more ideas?

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by TerriC In reply to DDE Not Responding

I ran msconfig and found some startup stuff that got there fromthe WEB and disabled it and now the message is gone. Thanks

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