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Hello, I find myself in a position at present where I have to REBOOT Windows; My Operating System is Windows 98. I haven't done this before,and I'm new to computers anyway. Can anybody tell me, 1. What exactly does "Rebooting" entail? and 2. How do I do this,myself?
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Rebooting is the process of restarting the computer.
During a Reboot the computer restarts all things needed, updates any changes made and puts things in order.  Often this is done after installing updates to Windows or installing new programs.  This makes sure all the new instructions get registered with the Windows Environment, commonly referred to as Registry.


Go to start>shutdown>restart  let the system restart.
This produces a warm boot.

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Go to start>shutdown>shutdown  let the system close down until you get the ok to turn off computer message or the computer turns itself off.  Then let it set for a few minutes.    Turn it back on and it will boot up.  This is a cold boot.

Now if you mean Reload or ReInstall Windows 98 now that is another process all together and knowing why your wanting/needing to do that would help in directing you to what steps to be taking.

Hope that helps
ITsy
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by:sorgie
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Also if you just want to restart windows then go to the start/shutdown/restart hold the shift key and click ok.
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by:slink9
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Do you actually mean REBOOT, or do you need to reinstall?  These are two completely different procedures that are sometimes confused.
If you think you have to reinstall for some reason, it may not be absolutely necessary.  You can do a Start-Run-SFC and repair system files.
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by:sorgie
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slink

I think you may have found something in this question!!!!
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by:slink9
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Now let's just hang out and see if that is truly the case.  Maybe it is.  Maybe not.  It seems that a shutdown/reboot of any version of Windows would be so simple that nobody could miss that.
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by:lemmein50
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Thanks a lot, Itsy! I appreciate your answer;Most interesting also! I intend to stay with this Site!As it happens,I was,fact talking about Reloading Windows98, only I found out earlier today(Yes! things happen this way),that I was using the wrong terminology!
 Speak of which, I now know what to call these "Cold Boot" and "Warm Boots",which I didn't before,though I was aware of the difference between the two!
 Regarding my necessity to reload Windows on my P.C.,this is the only solution I can,as yet,think of to remedy my computer being so Slow when Surfing;Also, I find my E-Mail with a certain excellent Web-Server does not function with those Instant-mail-windows which pop up on all Websites to facilitate "feedback" and enquiries!
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Interesting.  I do that mind-reading thing and still lose out.  What a bummer.  Kind of makes life not worth living any more.  Oh well, on to the next question.  Maybe I will try hypnosis next time.  You're getting sleeeeeeepy ...
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by:lemmein50
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Hello Slink. and thank you for your answer!I actually,as you may have guessed,used the wrong Term for Reloading Windows98, which,in fact, I'm looking for some pointers on! Any Ideas?

 Regards;      lemmein50.  
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by:lemmein50
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 Sorgie, Hi! Than you for your answer.I appreciate it! I was,in fact speaking about Re-installing/Reloading my Windows98,only using the wrong term! Is "Restarting" Windows the same thing? Because,if"Restarting"can help me,I will try it!,,,,So, to do this,I press start/shutdown/restart, and then instead of clicking on the "go-ahead"icon,I hold the Shift key and click "Return",ie,"Enter"? Is that what you mean by clicking "OK"?
 If so, I will consider doing this immediately, as long as I know and understand the steps to take; because all of this stuff does fall into place!
 Again, Pal,my thanks and best regards!

  lemmein50.
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