I have a four year old AMD Athlon 800mhz 128mb RAM 30GB HDD (only 10GB used) Used mainly for surfing, word processing, family history and the odd game) Running Windows 98SE.
As with most Windows 98SE I have close down problems, I've downloaded patches/updates stacks of time to no avail. It usually means when I shut down I get the flying flag saying "Windows is about to Close" but it doesnt - this usually entails pressing the restart button and closing down again. It usually does the second time.
Last night I went through the usual routine of pressing the re-start buttong but when the desktop reappeared WOW it was only in black and white the icons had gone massive (as had the system tray at the bottom) and it was asking me for a password and my cursor had disappeared. Managed to reboot with the same result.
I recently downloaded a game called Zuma from Dowload.com (if this has anything to do with it)
This morning (thank goodness for GoBack) I reverted the HDD to yesterday morning and all seems well.
Can anyone please tell me what happened and what I should do if this happens again.
Barmoor found it for himself in Microsoft Support. We will have to wait and see if it cures his problem.......... It stopped this bother for me after I had browsed over the site and downloaded and tried various things (which didn't seem to work). It is 505Kb
In fact I keep it as a floppy for when any of my family still using 98, need a drastic reinstall.
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