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Win95 Shutdown

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About every othere time I shutdown the computer I do not get the message, "It is now safe to turn off your computer."  The machine hangs up on the "Please wait..." message.  I turn off the machine anyway, and there seems to be no averse effects from doing so, yet I would like it to shutdown properly if possible.  How can I fix this?
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rmarotta earned 70 total points
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bikechina,

You answer can be found by running through the following troubleshooter:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/tshoot/w95startup.asp

Please let me know if you need more help.
Regards,
Ralph
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u go to your directory c:\windows  and find out logos.sys and logow.sys files , may be both of this files are missing. Download it from internet or reinstall your win95.
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As suggested, I followed the Microsoft found at
http://support.microsoft.com/support/tshoot/w95startup.asp 
I narrowed it down to the win.ini and system.ini files and followed the procedure outlined below:

Are the entries in the Windows .ini files correct?
1.Rename the System.ini file in the Windows folder to System.sav.
2.Copy (do not rename) the System.cb file in the Windows folder to System.ini.
3.Add the following line to the [boot] section of the System.ini file and then save the file:                drivers=mmsystem.dll
4.Rename the Win.ini file in the Windows folder to Win.sav.
5.Restart your computer.
If this works, there is a problem with an entry in the System.ini or Win.ini file. Examine these files more closely to determine the exact cause of the problem.

When I did this it shut down properly. However, the problem with this solution is that my win.ini (26,488 bytes) and system.ini files (3,661 bytes) are quite lengthy, and I don't know what I should be looking for.  Any suggestions?
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by:bikechina
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TO Weekeong.  I have both logos.sys and logow.sys files
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by:rmarotta
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Rename the Win.sav file to Win.ini again.
Edit it to insert a semi-colon (;) at the beginning of the lines starting with "load=" & "run=".
Save the changes and reboot.
Does the system then shut down okay?
Ralph
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by:bikechina
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To RMAROTTA:
The contents of my win.sav is as follows:

[Desktop]
Pattern=(None)

[ports]
FAX:=
PUB:=

There are no lines with "load=" & "run=" to edit.  So I tried it with my original 26k win.ini.  This did not fix the problem.  It still hangs on shutdown.  Any other suggestions?

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Look for the lines in System.ini file and place the ";" if the lines are found to contain programs.
Then reboot.
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