windows98 hangs at shutdown

  keith-236785 15:08 09 Jul 2003

I have just installed windows98 on an old pc and when I go to shutdown, it goes as far as "windows is shutting down" then hangs. I have to turn off with the power button.

it is a at format case and m/b so i know i will have to press the power button, but it doesn't get to the "it is now safe to turn off your pc", could it be anything to do with networking or sharing an internet connection?.

Anyone any ideas

  Mr K 15:16 09 Jul 2003

Try the following links ...

click here;en-us;202633

click here;en-us;238096

  keith-236785 16:00 09 Jul 2003

thanks for your quick response, Sorry mate both the links are dead.

it says, "The Requested Web Page is Not Available"

any more ideas

  SEASHANTY 16:40 09 Jul 2003

If I recall correctly from all those years ago this was a common problem with Windows 98 and I believe Microsoft issued a patch for it. Microsoft are stopping all support for Windows 98 shortly so doubt it will still be available. Just have to get used to the button.

  Jester2K II 16:47 09 Jul 2003

paperman27 - try the links again but add the ;en-us;202633 and ;en-us;238096 bits to the end (PCA Forum formats them funny)

Or try

http:// support. microsoft. com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;202633

http:// support. microsoft. com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;238096

without the spaces

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:48 09 Jul 2003

click here

ps to correctly type in MS addresses copy this address http: // /q***/*/**.asp ....take out the spaces between http: and // and articles and /, then replace the stars with the MS article number as click here /q202/6/33.asp


  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:50 09 Jul 2003

click here should be correct *blush*


  keith-236785 18:10 09 Jul 2003

thanks everyone, i will try some of these later.

  keith-236785 05:26 11 Jul 2003

Dont know what i did, if anything, but it shut down last night.

lets see how it goes this weekend.

thanks for your help

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