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No restart in Windows 98 se

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Windows 98 se won't restart or restart in dos mode. Also, I can't start misconfig from Start>Run. It shuts down just fine though. Any ideas? It does the same after wipe and reinstall. Thanks
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by:LeeTutor
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Take a look at this page, which MIGHT explain the inability to restart in DOS mode.

http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/solutions/oe1804c.htm
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by:stevenlewis
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instead of misconfig
try
msconfig
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what error messages on restart or restart in dos?
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by:LeeTutor
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Here are another couple of pages, both from Microsoft Knowledge Base, that may help with your problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q232/6/57.asp

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q232/9/15.asp
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by:LeeTutor
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You didn't mention any error messages, but if you get them, could they be the ones mentioned in  this MS KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q195/1/76.asp
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I don't get any error messages. When I try to restart It hangs at Windows is shutting down screen but hard drive light does not stay on like it is locked up.
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by:LeeTutor
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Have you taken a look at my referenced web pages?  The first Microsoft KB link is about the problem of hanging.
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by:kahlean
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try is any shutdown patches available from microsoft. Check out from the windows update. Another thing is to disable fast shutdown via msconfig

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by:msisco
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I have tried shutdown patch and disabling fast shutdown. I,ll now try suggestions on web pages supplied by StevenLewis and LeeTutor.
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by:reghakr
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msisco

If the Shutdown Update is installed and it's still not working correctly,

The Fast Shutdown registry key may be enabled.

The Microsoft System Configuration utility includes an option to disable Fast Shutdown. If this option is unchecked in Windows 98 Second Edition, your system may reboot instead of shutting down.

To resolve this issue, backup the registry and/or export the following keys:
go to Start>Run, type regedit. Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Shutdown

Right-click on the FastReboot entry, choose modify and type in the number 0.

reghakr
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by:stevenlewis
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so did you get msconfig to work?
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by:msisco
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Yes, msconfig worked. Thanks
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by:msisco
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The fast reboot entry was already 0.
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by:stevenlewis
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msisco  glad i could help
Steve
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by:msisco
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The fix was to disable irq steering, but now I have no free irq available for Creative SB16 Emulation.
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