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Camp wont let me restart or shut it down!!!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Liltacodude, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. Liltacodude

    Liltacodude Thread Starter

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    This started about 2 days ago, i went to Shut down my comp, and the end task screen comes up and gives me 3 options, Wait end task or cancel, so i pressed end task, then second time pressed wait, but nothin ever happens, and i play a game called " EverQuest" and it wont let me load that up either, need some help!!... thank you :)
     
  2. Cowboy622

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    You don't say what operating system you are running but since this just started within the past couple days you might try the Scanreg /restore option (note the space between scanreg and /restore) and restore the registry to a date before the problem started. Just start in DOS and type Scanreg /restore and then choose a date prior to the problem starting.

    Welcome to TSG!!!

    If this didn't work, look at this link for diagnosing startup and shutdown problems:
    this is a Windows startup/shutdown troubleshooter site, better than the MS one. http://www.aumha.org/a/shutdown.htm ------------------(Click on the Windows ME shutdown problems on the left. It mentions a shut down registry patch amoung other solutions.)


    and see:

    http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpres...own.asp?print=1
    and
    http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/tsshutdown.html

    ME Shutdown problems
    http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...b;en-us;Q273746

    WIN98 shutdown patch
    Firstly you should download that shutdown supplement.

    Have you downloaded stuff before?
    I'll go through it a bit at a time, ok.
    Heres the link that Mosaic put earlier,

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/...8SE/Default.asp

    Click on that to get to the M/Soft site,
    this part is just for that download,
    its only half a megabyte so it wont take long.

    Click on the word 'Next' in the blue box.
    That takes you to a choice of language.
    Its probably on English already,
    so just click on next again.

    Then you will see the file starting to download,
    just as it starts, a box will come up to ask you if
    you want to run it straight off, or put it onto disk.
    Its normal to save to disk, thats where it should go.
    So click on next.

    Then a 'Save As' box comes up, so you can change the
    name and tell it where to go. I usually send to desktop.
    Poke it around until 'Save in' is Desktop, then Save.

    Now you should see a little animation of a file going
    into a folder. When its done that will close, and if you
    look on your desktop you should see a new icon with that
    filename. (4756us8.exe)
     
  3. Liltacodude

    Liltacodude Thread Starter

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    im not very familiar with all these comp terms, its my dads comp but he doesnt know what wrong with it, but like i might be running Everquest and it freeze and then ill Ctrl+alt+Delete and it says that everquest is not responding and and a few other programs cant remeber names, but how do u get to Scanreg /restore? where do i type that or where is an option button where i can press that?... pls help
     
  4. Cowboy622

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    To restore your registry, you need to be at the DOS prompt. You can either choose to restart your computer in DOS, or press F8 while it is booting up like you are trying to boot to safe mode and when given the choice of safe mode, command prompt, etc... you choose command prompt, or you can shut down all programs and go to Start> Run> type in "Command" without the quotes> enter then at the C:> type "scanreg /restore" without the quotes to run the restore program. I hope this helps you.
     
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