widows 98 shut down problems

  Azee1 12:49 14 Mar 2003

A friend of mine has an old computer;he is running 98se.(300mhz 48mb ram ).
His problem is that when shutting down it doesn't shut down in a normal way, it misses out the shut down orange wording and when rebooting it has to go through the normal scan for errors process.
what should he do?

  flecc 13:12 14 Mar 2003

Modern compuiters shut down too fast to show that shutdown screen, that's nothing to worry about. However, they can also be too quick to shut down properly, hence that scan.

To address this well known stubborn problem in Windows 98SE, try the following options one at a time. Around 80% of computers will be fixed by the first two options. Check at every stage and if successful, stop at that stage. Should the problem return, the further stages can be added later.

1) Click Start, then Run, type: msconfig in the dialogue box and click OK. Then select the Advanced tab and check Disable Fast Shutdown. (If you can't find it there, it's because the patch in the next step has already been installed).

2) Download the following patch from Microsoft:-

click here

When installing the patch after download, Microsoft advise closing all running applications including any anti-virus program. The patch is known to be notoriously difficult to "take" and if it doesn't work at first, it's worth running the install three or four times.

  flecc 13:17 14 Mar 2003

If the above doesn't do the trick, a whole range of fixes can be found by using this link:-

click here

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