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    Power Down of Windows 98

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    by lloyd ·

    Windows does not shut down. Hangs on windows now shutting down.
    I have heard there is a fix.

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    • #3897853

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by mad max ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      There are a number of patches and a troubleshooter for closedown problems on the Microsoft site.

    • #3897850

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by lizzy ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      Besides downloading the patches from Windows you can try the command prompt shutdown if it stil hangs (I have several W93Se PC’s and a couple still hang after all fixes are installed).The next time you want to shut down, please do it this way instead:
       Make sure that all programs are closed or shut down first.
       Press \ Click the Start button
       Choose Run…
       In the Open: dialog box (if it’s not there or in its arrow down menu) type:
      c:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows
       Choose the OK button
      Then it will shut down right away.

    • #3897849

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by csheltcomp ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      Go to start, run, and type msconfig. Go to advanced tab and kill the fast shutdown button. Reboot and then try to do shutdown now. If still no good, go back to msconfig and go to startup. Then kill two or three items at a time until the systems shuts down properly.

    • #3897844

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by goodspeed ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      Try to get the update from Microsoft on http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/corporate.asp and download ‘ Windows 98 Second Edition Shutdown Supplement’.

      This might fix it.

      Albert

    • #3897843

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by tim.culham ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      There indeed is a fix my friend…

      it is found at…

      http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/contents/wurecommended/s_wufeatured/win98SE/license.asp

      Failing that working, disabling the fast shutdown feature may help. I doubt it though,as most machines adopt a new problem of the machine restarting instead of shutting down. Either way, this link should solve your problem.

    • #3897839

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by edlee ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      For Windows 98 2nd edition, get the Shutdown Supplement as suggested. Microsoft made a big mess on this issue.

      For Windows 98 1st and 2nd edition, disable “Fast Shutdown” as suggested.

      For Windows 95 and 98 otherwise, try type Ctrl-Alt-Del and if you see any task “Not Responding”, click End Task to shut that down. Do that until there is not task “Not Responding”. Then try shut down again.

      If you have an antivirus program installed, wait a few seconds first. It takes a little longergenerally. I’m assuming, of course, that you already close all applications. Make sure you have the latest drivers for VGA card, Motherboard Chipsets, NIC, etc. Also make sure you have the latest Microsoft Service Patches. Easy way to do that isgo to Windowsupdate.microsoft.com where you’ll see all the relevant updates to your computer listed. Hope this helps. Good luck!

    • #3897837

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by hungry cat ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      At first i’d like to try utility, and them uncheck flag that controls fast shutdown disabling.
      At second – check your msdos.sys for network=0 if you do not need local network or something else, in general network is a reason of that hunging (OS waits to notice LAN for a shutdown). Anyway check Network properties / Network Card / properties / LM …. if you realy use network. That can help you. At last i’d check for system updates.

    • #3897813

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by ncs1972 ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      Most of the time is hardware that cause this. Firstly, download the patch from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com if it still don’t work. Try switch off the Power Management setting in your Bios, and shutdown again, especially the ACPI. I have justsolve the famous Windows 98 SE’s shutdown problem.

    • #3897778

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by kenowsley ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      I had this very same problem with my son’s Hotwheels PC, right out of the box! I did what any good father would do. I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled Windows 98 and only the stuff he wanted. Not all the other wierd crap they had installed. That fixed it. Weird houw it boots up faster, too. 🙂

    • #3897751

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by dn.isaac ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      I also have this problem with the 98se os. The shutdown supplement worked for a few weeks. Then all systems would not shutdown again. I deleted the dlls that were updated and reinstalled the fix and the systems shutdown again. … a pain though.
      Waiting 30-45 seconds after closing all apps before shutting down seems to help.

    • #3897586

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by tbhavoc69 ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

      take any virus software out of ur startup through msconfig
      they run a scan on shutdown that sometimes locks it up
      if u r running 98se download the patch

    • #3740497

      Power Down of Windows 98

      by lloyd ·

      In reply to Power Down of Windows 98

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