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Shutdown problem in Win95

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When shutting down, the final "safe to switch off" screen no longer appears.  When restarting, an error message appears warning that the shutdown sequence was not followed and asks for an F key to be pressed to access Win95.  Is there any way to correct this problem *without* re-installing Win95?


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Two possibilities I know of :

1. Most likely, one or more of the Windows95 device drivers is not allowing itself to be unloaded. Check to see if all of your devices are compatible with Windows95, and contact the manufacturers of the various devices for the most recent drivers.

- Try hitting Enter when it hangs to "wake it up."
- Try holding Shift while clicking Ok in the "Shut Down" dialog    in Windows95 - this might allow you to shut down faster, and     bypass whatever is causing your system to hang.

2. This can also happen if the sound file for Shutdown becomes corrupted. Double-click on the Sounds icon in Control Panel and remove or change the sound event for Shutdown.
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