Shut down

  capnsofa 17:45 01 Dec 2003

My computer system is Windows 98 and every once in a while it refuses to shut down after I have pressed the appropriate button - I have left it for up to 20 minutes, without any success. I then press the power button on the front of the tower for a few seconds, which does the trick, but when I next switch on I receive a 'naughty boy' message and have to wait whilst a Scandisk is undertaken. Any suggestions ?
PS - forgive me if I am not using the correct technical phrases, but I'm fairly new to this !!

  bremner 17:48 01 Dec 2003

What you may need to look at is have you been running a particular program when this happens?

  bremner 17:55 01 Dec 2003

E mail from capnsofa

"Thanks for the suggestion - I will check which programs I run, but from memory, there did not seem to be a specific one."

It is always best to put all comments on the thread as it will benefit you and others with similar problems.

  spikeychris 17:56 01 Dec 2003

As bremner has said, if this is once in a while its more than likely a prog/app that is causing the problem. Press Ctrl Alt Del to see what is running when the shutdown issue occurs.

  woodchip 18:21 01 Dec 2003

Type MSCONFIG from Start/RUN disable fast shut down from the Advanced box

  spikeychris 18:29 01 Dec 2003

Hello Colin. Thought the same but its "every now and then" so it could be an App.

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  woodchip 18:42 01 Dec 2003

Hi Chris, Not bothered so long as they do not come over woodhead, If they try I shall be waiting!!!!!!. Yes it could be a Program that windows cannot shut down. The only way to find that out is to close everything other than System Tray, in MSCONFIG startup tab

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