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Win98 Won't shut down

By servicecpu ·
windows will not shutdown or restart. Always returns to the dersktop without an error. Only thing running is Explorer, I removed all start up items. When trying to go to ms-dos restart I get "can't shut down program error". If I Ctrl-Alt-Del andtry to shut down, that doesn't work either. If I completely reset via C-A-D, I don't get a scandisk popup screen and I am back to where I started. I find it to be a very interesting problem, albeit one that is annoying. Any help would be wonderful!

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by recon66 In reply to Win98 Won't shut down

Try installing the Win98 service pack..

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by servicecpu In reply to Win98 Won't shut down
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by ec364 In reply to Win98 Won't shut down

Your drivers were not installed properly. You have to reinstall Windows 98. But first, you MUST delete or rename the EXPLORER.EXE from C:\WINDOWS directory to something else. If your Windows 98 install files are in your HD, then create a bootable disk with a CONFIG.SYS that contains the line,
DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
and make sure that Himem.sys file is in the floppy disk. Restart the PC using the bootable floppy disk and start Setup from your hard disk.

If you use Windows 98 CD to install, then you must load the CD-ROM driver. Include a line in Config.sys and Autoexec.bat for the CD-ROM drive. Consult your CD-ROM docs or your PCs user manual.

Enjoy!

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