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    Reseting Windows

    Hello everybody

    I've got a weird one for you.
    When I go to the start menu / Shutdown / Restart and hold the SHIFT key so that only windows will restart, the computer goes in it's cycle to restart windows but finally I hear the beep as if I had not press shift and the computer reboots itself as if I had pressed the reset button.

    I would like to be able to restart windows only.

    Can anyone help me out on that one ?

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    Re: Reseting Windows

    Someone told me about this shift-restart "tip" and, more often than not, it causes my PC to freeze up completely, requiring a power-down. I think it's flaky at best.

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    Re: Reseting Windows

    Well, let me ask a really simple question - did you try using the other shift key? I've never had a problem getting that to work. There are too many anomalies in the process for me to rely on it but it's handy when ypou simply want to reload the registry.
    -Mark

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    Re: Reseting Windows

    I've never had problems with reseting windows with the SHIFT key untill lately.
    Must be a WINDOWS ANOMALY ;-)

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    Re: Reseting Windows

    Hi Roy:

    >I've never had problems with reseting windows with the SHIFT key untill lately.<

    I'll start by saying "you're lucky". I've never gotten mine to work.

    Here's a tip I copied regarding Win 98 Shutdown problems:

    Ever since the latest release of Windows 98 there have been complaints about the failure of the computer to fully shut down. This has been a problem since Windows 95 but it's particularly bad with Windows 98 Second Edition.

    There's a confusing set of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles on the subject, but the main one is Q238096 (<A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q238/0/96.ASP>http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/Q238/0/96.ASP</A>) that has a series of possible resolutions for you to work through. Plus there's a 508k shutdown patch (<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/contents/WURecommended/S_WUFeatured/Win98SE/Default.asp>http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloa...8SE/Default.asp</A>) for Windows 98 SE from Microsoft.

    There's also a useful set of tips available from Jim Eshelman
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/Khephra/index.htm>http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/Khephra/index.htm</A>; the shutdown article is at
    (<A target="_blank" HREF=http://members.xoom.com/Khephra/a/shtdwnse.htm>http://members.xoom.com/Khephra/a/shtdwnse.htm</A>) or <A target="_blank" HREF=http://members.xoom.com/Khephra/shutdown.htm>http://members.xoom.com/Khephra/shutdown.htm</A>
    that you can try. As Microsoft has noted, any suggestion to replace the CONFIGMG.VXD file should be ignored -- replacing .VXD or other key system files manually is only for the brave or reckless.

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    Re: Reseting Windows

    Close down Windows by dropping into DOS. Make sure there are no mouse drivers etc. loading from dosstart.bat. Typing 'EXIT' will then re-load Windows without going through the POST etc. (I re-program the Home key to type 'Exit' for me.) Natch, this only works for Win 9x.
    (If you need exact details for the bits in bold, come back)
    Rgds

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    Re: Reseting Windows

    Hi Mel:

    Thanks for the information, but it didn't work for me. When I drop into DOS & type "Exit", I start from scratch. It takes me just under two minutes to reboot, from the point I click "Shutdown" until I'm in Windows & the hourglass is gone.

    But I don't know why it doesn't work for me. This is what I have in dosstart.bat:

    LH AU30DOS.COM
    @echo off
    LH C:PROGRA~1MICROS~2MOUSEmouse.exe

    Everything else is REM'd out. I do have a wheelmouse & I don't know what would happen if I REM'd anything else out. Do you think it's the LH...mouse that prevents immediate restart?

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