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    Windows98 won't shut down.

    Prior to a recent crash when I went down the standard shut down procedure the computer automatically shut off. After the crash when I try to shut down I get the screen saying it is now safe to shutdown, but pushing the off button on my computer will not turn the computer off. It just stays running until I hit a master switch on my surge protector. Any ideas what I can do to change things.
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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

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    See here It worked for me.
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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

    Several articles to read here at the MS Knowledge Base.

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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

    I get the Message "It is now safe to shutdown the computer" but the computer hangs and pushing the on/off button several times only results in a reboot. I am running Second Edition and the solution that fit the problem said it was only for 98.
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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by skitterbug on 12-May-06 19:34. Added another thought.........)</P>One thing that will make your computer turn off is to push the on/off button in and hold it there for 8 to 10 seconds and it should shut down. This is not the solution to your problem however but only to get the computer turned off when it is stuck!

    Added: when I checked the link that Leif supplied, there were some of the MS articles about Second Edition shutdown problems. Didn't any of these help your situation?

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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

    Just ignore what Microsoft says about the fix being just for 98 and use it. 99.999% of these problems can be fixed by installing the Windows 98 Shutdown Patch. (BTW - this patch is for Win 98 SE)
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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

    OK, thanks guys I downloaded the file and installed it and it seems to work OK. I can now shut off the computer.

    What, I don't understand is prior to this Windows would shut down OK and at the end the computer would shut off automatically without hitting the off button. I'd like to get that back. Any further suggestions?

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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

    It's been awhile since I worked with a Win 98 machine, but check to see if there's a setting in the power management control panel.

    If not, and you're comfortable working in the registry, you could navigate to.....

    HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon

    Create a new string value, or modify the existing value, called PowerdownAfterShutdown and set it to "1" to power off the computer at shutdown.

    Of course, you should make a backup of your registry before making any changes.
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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

    It has a power management group but no setting for shutdown.

    I tried that with the registry but it shutdown and left the "you can turn it off now" screen.

    Dave

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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

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    Re: Windows98 won't shut down.

    You could try this . It's not really a fix, but a workaround. Maybe if you enter the "8" value in the registry it will power off. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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