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Windows 98/98 SE Restarts When Shutting-Down
Last updated: 8/3/02

Q.  When shutting-down Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition it restarts instead of shutting-down.

A.  Disable fast shutdown...

Win 98

Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Information, Tools, menu, System Configuration Utility, General tab, Advanced, Check Disable Fast Shutdown check box, OK, OK, Yes when prompted to restart.

Win 98 SE

Start, Run, enter regedit... Read help on backing-up the registry and do so. Expand the registry tree by clicking pluses to:


Change the FastReboot data value from 1 to 0.

NOTE: The Disable Fast Shutdown option will not no longer be listed in the Advanced tab in Msconfig.exe.


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