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Networked Win98SE 'Fat Clients' randomly

By jdep ·
Network: Novell 4.11 - Server: Tulip - Switches and Hubs:Cisco
autosensing.Network: 100BaseTX - Installation: Cat5 Enhanced. Clients: 'Fat' 90% Win 98SE. Protocols: IPX and TCP/IP.
Problem: All Win98Se Fat Clients hang on random occasions
whilst attempting to shut down. 'Older' machines are more prone than newer (old = less than 200Mhz). MS Knowledge Base Article Q2419 refers to Microsoft's acknowledgement of this problem as a bug in 98SE - some bug!! MS Knowledge Base Article Heading: "Intel DmiRemoteRegister() may hang on Win98SE if target node is local computer and protocol sequence isTCP/IP (ncacn_ip_tcp)" Keywords: kbWinOS98bug
Workaround is given as:
"To work around the problem, you can use the local procedure
call protocol sequence (ncalrpc) instead of TCP/IP protocol sequence (ncacn_ip_tcp)."

Can anyone offer advice with implementing the procedure.
Thank you in advance - John de-Pulford

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by DLe In reply to Networked Win98SE 'Fat Cl ...

Have you tried the MS patch for Win98 SE yet? This worked for us when we had the same problem.
Here is the link:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/contents/WURecommended/S_WUFeatured/Win98SE/Default.asp

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by jdep In reply to Networked Win98SE 'Fat Cl ...
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by Inspectorclave In reply to Networked Win98SE 'Fat Cl ...

We have 20 or more Win98 systems on our network that, like yours, lock up frequently. We have struggled to find a "neat" fix for the problem, but Microsoft doesn't seem to have one. However, we have come up with a fix that, when used, will solve the problem.

Create a new shortcut on the desktop, and put the following in the command line:

c:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows

When you double-click on the shortcut, it will force Windows to "hard" close any hanging .dll's or devicedrivers that may be running. This has solved our problem 100%.

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by jdep In reply to Networked Win98SE 'Fat Cl ...
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by Tulsa In reply to Networked Win98SE 'Fat Cl ...

We have experienced this problem with some of our clients and thought it had something to do with Norton AV. Our workaround is this. Have the user log off their workstation. When the logon prompt comes up, cancel and shut down. For some reason, it works.

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by jdep In reply to Networked Win98SE 'Fat Cl ...

Thank you for your response, I will try your suggestion. However answer two above works. It drops Win98SE like a poleaxed steer.

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