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win 98 SE shut down problems

By kac531
Jun 1, 2005
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  1. I have win 98 SE installed on an old computer for my kids. The problem is that when they shut it down it hangs at the screen that say " It is safe to shut down your computer". I have downloaded and installed the Microsoft fix and that did nothing. Any suggestions?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    At that moment you need to physically switch off your PC. The old PCs did not have automatic switch-off, as this is a facility in the Power Supply, combined with settings in your Power Saving setup.
    To have the Auto Shutdown work, rightclick anywhere on the desktop, select Properties/ Screen Saver/Power/ and then Advanced or APM, (can't remember W98) and set it up.
    This only works if that PC has a 'switching' PSU.
  3. kac531

    kac531 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    98se shut down problems

    Real,

    I will try that tonight. I have had other os on this computer and it has shut down fine. It orignally had 98 SE on it but the hd became corrupt so I had to wipe it and reinstall. Any advice is helpful.

    Thanks
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