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Windows 98 se shutdown
deerslayer Jul-21-00 04:31 PM
I have a small but annoying problem. One of my pc's shows the "windows is shutting down" screen for about 20-30 seconds when you go to shutdown.
It is a 466 celeron with a abit be-6 Mobo, western digital 13 gig HD, 128 mb. pc100 ram, sound blaster live sound ( pci), pctel modem (pci)
that isnt really used very much because of main pc being connected most of the time. Voodoo 3 3000 agp video card, dlink 530 network card,(pci).When I built it it did not have this problem. I have tried defragging, full disk scan, checked the power wires to the case for proper connection, reinstalled windows. It also boots slow when started once windows starts to load. Fast boot is selected in the bios. nothing has been changed that i know of. any ideas????? thanks!

1. RE: Windows 98 se shutdown
lbyard Jul-21-00 06:00 PM
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See the following Microsoft Knowledgebase article:
Q238096 How to Troubleshoot Windows 98 Second Edition Shutdown Problems (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q238/0/96.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0)
Both problems can be caused by the time it takes to load and close drivers or memory resident programs. You have a lot of stuff in the computer. You may want to run msconfig (Start, Run, enter msconfig) and try shutting-off startup drivers and programs. If you are using an active desktop, disable it (right-click you desktop, Properties, Web, uncheck View my Active desktop…). Play with the System Properties (right click My Computer, Properties). Changing the File system to Server may speed-up things… Larry

2. RE: Windows 98 se shutdown
bobj3 Aug-24-00 03:30 PM
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try this link



3. RE: Windows 98 SE Shutdown & Startup Problems
lbyard Aug-24-00 04:17 PM
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Start by making sure all of the Win 98 SE updates are installed (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/). There is a shutdown update for Win 98 SE. Other than that, troubleshooting these sorts of problems can be very complex and time consuming. See Microsoft Knowledgebase articles Q238096 (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q238/0/96.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0#2) and Q188867 (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q188/8/67.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0)for troubleshooting steps. In many cases enabling power management in the BIOS fixes shutdown problems. Larry

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