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WINDOWS 98 SHUT DOWN, RESET

By upnrunning ·
What are some reason's for windows 98 to hang up on shut down or reset.

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by tomr99 In reply to WINDOWS 98 SHUT DOWN, RES ...

1st step make sure that the shutdown patch has been installed. This patch is available from microsoft. I have found that network cards often refuse to cooperate with windows attempts at fast shutdown. To test this log off first then shut down. If that works then see if there are updated NIC drivers available or disable the fast shutdown.

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by Foss In reply to WINDOWS 98 SHUT DOWN, RES ...

Some problems with win98 hanging I've found:

Virtual Memory - are you letting Windows handle your virtual memory? If not, then that could be the problem.

As some of the previous answers, see the microsoft site first to get the shutdown patch.
Network card using 32 bit drivers - I wouldn't recommend switching back to 16 bit drivers at all, but there have been several cases here at work where switching back to a 16 bit NIC driver sorted the problem.

Printers or other extrenal devices may still be on the IRQ. If they are still using IRQ, Windows will die on you.

One more thing - start up in safe mode, shut down from there, and try booting into normal mode. I've seen this clear problems out before.

Good luck :-)

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by Lizzy In reply to WINDOWS 98 SHUT DOWN, RES ...

This is a Microsoft code problem and sometimes the patch from MS doesn't help. 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.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to WINDOWS 98 SHUT DOWN, RES ...

Almost always device drivers - NIC's are notorious for this. I know also that certain HP Scanners will halt the shut down process, but if you press the Scan button on the scanner, it will continue.

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by darrenb In reply to WINDOWS 98 SHUT DOWN, RES ...

Programs which are removed from the system incorrectly cause problems. If you have a uninstall for the app use it or check the add remove in control panel. Alot of programs write to the registry and when shutting down look for the program and can't find it and the system hangs.

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