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Shutting down Win 98

By makumbamumba ·
My PC running windows 98 does not shut down properly: it never displays 'It is now safe to switch off your computer', but does show when its shutting down in safe mode. I need help.

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by dmiles In reply to Shutting down Win 98

If this pertains to Win98,and not Win98SE,it may be a video card problem that drivers need to be up dated.
Use the Microsoft Knowledgebase for a reference to get more info.

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by archer174 In reply to Shutting down Win 98

It could be a video card issue, in which case update those drivers. THere are a couple of other things that should be considered though. First of consider that when you are running in safe mode there are no programs really running in memeory. Your system could be having a problem shutting one of these programs down. To remedy that go to start/run/msconfig. CLick the startup tab at the top and you can try to weed out the culprit simply by unchecking check boxes. Secondly it could also be a hardware issue. Some bios manufacturers have power management functions built into the motherboard. Try disabling these and see if that helps. It may be wise to turn of power management completety in windows as well to see if that helps.

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by joeuser In reply to Shutting down Win 98

I am going to assume you are running Win98 SE, just because there is a known bug with SE and shutting down. The bug can be fixed by applying the patch released by MS for it. The other thing is, if you just give it a minute after you shutdown and turn off the power, you'll be fine. No scandisk when you turn the system on again.
If you are NOT using Win98SE *4.10.2222* and you have this problem it also could be a third party anti virus problem, those fixes are vendor specific.

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by frank.duffey In reply to Shutting down Win 98

Your LOGOS.SYS file may be corrupted Extract the file from the Win98 CD or from a second PC. The file is located in C:\windows Dir.
Replace the file then reboot your system.

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by pcross In reply to Shutting down Win 98

After reading the last four answers, all those things are possible. But, I have found that is a true win98 bug and the patch will not always fix. So after some research of my own, I have found that it is a cache memory dump problem on shutdown, so to fix go to the
system properties,performance tab,advanced setting,file system properties,set read ahead optimization on the hard drive and cd-rom down to as small as possible. That will shut down 99% of the time, otherwise just turn-off after a minute.

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