If I use computer normally it switches off OK if I have to use the 'medion' memory stick it starts as it should and closes as it should in explorer when removed - but then the computer hangs at the final screen - switching off then causing scandisk to be activated -
Did you load any drivers that came with your memory stick, Sethhaniel, Windows 98 would need drivers for the USB device? Also check the manufacturer's website for updated drivers, it might have been a bug for which they've found an answer.
after having benn doingg a lot of file transfer using memmory stick between ports on both machines - the machine with problem shuts down properly - maybe just a one off use doesn't uninstall itself properly??