I recently purchased and installed a CD Burner (Mitsumi 4804TE - IDE) but this alone does not appear to be the source of the Shut Down problem.
I have tried 2 software packages for burning the CD-R's,
Adaptec Easy CD Creator (versions 3.5c and 4) and Nero (version 4). It appears that these programs somehow cause Windows 98 to hang indefinitely on Shut Down. If I start Windows 98 and do not use the CD-R software it Shut's Down o.k.
I have tried closing all applications prior to Shut Down and I have disabled "Fast Shut Down" also.
I have a full version of Windows 98 (with all the latest updates and I have updated all my Hardware drivers to the latest versions (including ASPI32).
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I am not the only one having this problem, I know of at least 2 others.