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Win98 Shutdown Problem

By tomrice32
Feb 29, 2004
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  1. I'm running win98 sp2. I've got all the microsoft updates for it but when i try to shut it down it gets to the "windows 98 is shutting down" screen and then freezes and i have to use the power button.

    This doesn't always happen just sometimes, other times it goes right off properly. Has anyone got any ideas to how i could stop this happening? Thanks
  2. ravenjy

    ravenjy TS Rookie Posts: 46

    do u have the latest updates? i also had the same prob on my old computer, but i went to the windows update site and downloaded the fix for that. i havent had this problem ever since.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Could it be a problem with APM (Advanced Poer Management) or something of that sort. Try checking those settings and seeing if that fixes anything. Sorry this is not very explaining, but I'm about to go out the door to get out of town and wanted to give you a shot at soemthing.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

  5. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    try this

    click start
    click run
    type msconfig
    click advanced...
    check Disable FastShutdown <if it is there>

    try it
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Networking devices can cause Windows to freeze. Try disabling or removing your network adpaters and PPP.O.E devices (if you have them). Then reboot and then try restarting.

    If this fixes your problem, then your network adapter is to blame. Updating the driver may fix this.

    Please keep in mind you will have to reenable these items and restart to get your Internet access back.

    If you do not have DSL, Cable or network devices installed, then forget this message.
  7. tomrice32

    tomrice32 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Thanks for all your help just trying some of those things now :grinthumb
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