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Old 09-05-02, 11:32 AM
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Does Windows 98 ever hang up on you when shutting down?

I recently redid an old PC for a friend. Due to the hardware constraints, I only put Win98 on it. I wiped the drive and did a clean install, and all the devices and drivers are good. The only problem is that every once in a while it hangs while shutting down. It goes to the logo screen with the "Windows is now shutting down" at the bottom (this splash screen usually goes away in less than a second) -- then it hangs there and he has to hit the power button to really shut it off.

Is this a Win98 issue? Or is it related to the AT power supply?
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Old 09-05-02, 11:40 AM
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I used to have the same problem with Win98. Very strange. I switched to Win2K and haven't had that problem any more
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Old 09-05-02, 11:40 AM
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It's a Win98 issue and there's a fix for it. You should look it up at MS. It's been too long since I've had to fix that for me to remember what it was.
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Old 09-05-02, 05:45 PM
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Its a win98 issue with old hardware/bios. I remembered the issue from a long time ago. A search on MS site shows the fixes. I actually ran into this issue last week, when installing on an old computer for my brother. Disabling PCI IRQ steering fixed it in my case.
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Old 09-05-02, 05:51 PM
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also sometimes windows just does things like this for no reason at all except to piss you off.

At least that is what I think
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Old 09-05-02, 09:20 PM
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A quirk of the OS that may or may not be fixable depending on individual situation. I still run into it sometimes. I eagerly await getting the $$$ together for the larger HD and WinXP.
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