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Win98 locking up on shut-down using Reachout

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We are using Reachout on a Win98 client and dialing into a Win98 remote control host over a 56Kb US Robotics modem. The  remote control host is a PII-233, Micronics board, connected to a Novell 4.11 network.  Log-in is fine. The connect session goes fine. When logging-out, the remote access host will lock up in the shut-down phase about 20% of the time.
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by:smeebud
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Take a look at
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q189/8/80.asp
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System Configuration Utility Advanced Troubleshooting Settings
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q189/8/80.asp

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by:MATTCEI
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Start Host with 'F8-BOOTLOG' (creates BOOTLOG.TXT in root of Host).Do this at every startup until you get a hang.Then immediately check that file (note - it's 'HIDDEN').Look for a process with no matching 'INITDONE' OR 'ENDTERMINATE' near the end - that's (probably) the culprit.If it's a REACHOUT file,this won't help much,but it could be a secondary error in some other app or WIN process.
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by:smeebud
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Take a look at:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q189/8/80.asp 
and
System Configuration Utility Advanced Troubleshooting Settings
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q189/8/80.asp 

Bud
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by:John_E
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In response to smeebud: We looked at Microsoft Q189880 Computer Stops Responding When Shutting Down Windows 98. This did not apply to us as we are not using the Cisco TCP/IP. We are looking at the System Configuration Utility Advanced Troubleshooting Settings, but have not had time to try each of them out yet.

In addition we have looked at Microsoft Q145926, Shutdown Problems with Win95, which has not helped. We have also looked at Novell documents 2923614, 2927377, and 2932436 in relation to any problems with Novell Client 32 for Windows 2.5.0. We do not see problems with virus scanners.  We have renamed autoexec.bat and config.sys to something else. We've checked out the system tray. We do not have a device=vpowerd.vxd in system.ini. The BIOS has been updated on the host machines.

We are in the process of looking at MATTECI's suggestion to create the BOOTLEG.TXT file.

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John,
Go to http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/
Then "Windows 98 Section"
"Win98 Troubleshooting"

That works real good.
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