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Win98 SE falls asleep on restart?

By grj2000 ·
I'm using Win9 SE. It shuts down fine...no hangs. But whenever it has to restart (i.e. for changed system settings) it shuts down, polls the drives as if to restart ... then stalls. No reboot.

I can cold boot this puppy just fine. It's when trying a warm reboot that it falls asleep and ~nothing~ will wake it up short of powering down and cold booting. The bios is set to "always on" and the power management settings through windoze are set to always on. But the problem persists even when the bios is set to let the software handle power management, and vice versa.

The MKB doesn't seem to address this situation, since this is not the typical shutdown issue (it's not hanging on shurtdown).

Any thoughts?

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by Ron Larson In reply to Win98 SE falls asleep on ...

Sounds to me like it's going into sleep mode. check all your power settings again and check which setting you have in Bios, Ati or the other setting I forgot which one that is. You may also have your nic set to sleep mode. Also check your Motherboard settings
Good Luck

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by mdelyea In reply to Win98 SE falls asleep on ...

Has the computer always done this? If it has, try updating the motherboard BIOS.

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by 7nt In reply to Win98 SE falls asleep on ...

This problem can occur on computers with a BIOS that expects IRQ 12 to be in use by a PS/2-style mouse port, but instead have a software- configurable hardware device (such as a Plug and Play adapter) using IRQ 12.

To work around this problem, reserve IRQ 12 in Device Manager, or change the IRQ for the software-configurable device in Device Manager. You may also want to consider upgrading the BIOS in your computer to a later version.

To reserve an IRQ with Device Manager, follow these steps:

1.In Control Panel , double-click System .

2.On the Device Manager tab, double-click Computer .

3.On the Reserve Resources tab, click the Interrupt Request (IRQ) option, and then click Add .

4.In the Value box, click the IRQ you want to reserve.

5.Click OK until you return to Control Panel .

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by sloowwhand In reply to Win98 SE falls asleep on ...

You should try going into the BIOS and reseting the BIOS defaults. That may make the difference.

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by michaeljcarroll In reply to Win98 SE falls asleep on ...

The problem you are experiencing in unique to Windows 98 Second Edition. The reason the system will not properly shutdown and reboot is that there is some program that is not fully releasing or some driver that is having problems. If you will go tothe Microsoft support site. "support.microsoft.com" and do a search for "Windows 98 SE shutdown problems you will find several articles that give you step by step procedures to find out which program is causing the problem.

See the included link below
"Troubleshoot Windows 98 Shutdown Problems" (Q202633)

MJC < ex Microsoft Technician >

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