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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Onsen, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. Onsen

    Onsen Thread Starter

    May 29, 2003
    Although I have shut down the comp properly, sometimes it say shut down was not done properly and a scan disk carried out. I am using a P4, Win98se and IE6. Also sometimes when I click shutdown, the comp just hang there. What's wrong?
  2. gotrootdude


    Feb 19, 2003
    Most likely it's due to a program that's acting badly. Do a spyware scan with adaware, then look at your startup programs. Use msconfig to remove startup programs you don't need. Also, you can shut down programs before shutting down the computer to try to find the culprit.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    I agree. If you trim down your startup load as much as possible, your computer will run better and experience less problems. (y)

    Click the link below and read the article on MSCONFIG.

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
  4. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
  5. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    I also recommend you do a Windows Update. Under Program there at 2 or 3 shutdown patches. These fix issues with general shutdown problems, IDE cache, network log off, WDM issue.

    You should also disable your shutdown sound and disable any 'scan floppy on shutdown' option in your antivirus program. And as mentioned trim down your startup.

    Here's a link to Adaware, Spybot and Hijackthis(which you can use to post your startup list here for a closer look). All these programs need to be updated before being run.


    And here's a link for a free online scan: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    This generally covers most intermittent shutdown issues.
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