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By PatrickErickson ·
Have a Intel P266 with Win98SE installed when client tries to shut down their computer it acks like it was told to reboot.
It never gives the ok to turn the power off,
Bios post starts, goes thru the memory test,
Windows restarts?

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by crowley3 In reply to Win98 Won't shut down, Co ...

Use System Information (Accessories, System Tools) to disable fast shutdown.

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by Ravi In reply to Win98 Won't shut down, Co ...

Microsoft has addressed the shutdown problems in Win 98. See:

"How to Troubleshoot Windows 98 Second Edition Shutdown Problems"
(http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q238/0/96.asp)

Also, you may want to download the fix and try it:

http://www.microsoft.com/Windows98/downloads/contents/WURecommended/S_WUFeatured/Win98SE/Default.asp

Good luck.

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by avachon In reply to Win98 Won't shut down, Co ...

Hi, shutdown problems is a known microsoft issue. Although they posted a checklist of things to do on their site, they have not come out with a patch yet (that works). It is still in the patch design phase. In the meantime, though, to save yourself some headaches, shut down the computer through the command prompt.

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by christie In reply to Win98 Won't shut down, Co ...

Everyone is correct, It is a common problem with windows98SE, however sometimes, there is not an option to disable fast shut down in msconfig, If not go to start run, type in regedit, double click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE<THEN LOOK FOR SYSTEM, DOUBLE CLICK<CURRENT CONTROL SET DOUBLECLICK<CONTROL DOUBLECLICK<SHUTDOWN SINGLECLICK, TO THE RIGHT YOU SHOULD SEE FAST SHUT DOWN, VALUE DATA SHOULD SAY 0, IF IT IS A 1, THE SYSTEM WILL REBOOT, ON SHUTDOWN, RIGHT CLICK ON FASTSHUTDOWN, AND SELECT MODIFY CHANGE 1 TO 0 AND IT SHOULD NOW SHUT DOWN.......If you do this remember to back up the reg, just in case of problems, also try the other suggestions first, It can also be cause by renaming of the autoexec, and config.sys files, let me know if you need any more info on that, also check out microsofts page on shut down problems.......christie

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by rgravelle In reply to Win98 Won't shut down, Co ...

Check the reset switch on your machine. It
could be shorted out or stuck on the front
bezel.

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