Another Win98 crash
Somtimes while I'm shutting down my computer a blue error screen comes up. Any suggestions?
Use Linux [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
But seriously, theres little or nothing you can do to prevent such things.
Try shutting off all APM support from your BIOS and from within Windows.
Also try programs like CleanSweep to fix up your registry.
Otherwise, thats it. You just have to put up with M$'s shoddy product until something that you like better comes along.
This makes me laugh - not at your lock up but last year there used be be a bunch of guys here telling me that windows 98 was the greatest thing and I should upg from 95b -
Well tis a strange thing but true I KEPT MA MONEY heheheeeheheheh
And I have nailed 99% of the probs running 95b.
Including the one here. Mine was really very simple THE WRONG VIDEO CARD DRIVER.
There is a CD ROM with the card which has a bunch of drivers. Mine should have been PCI but I was in such a hurry to get it installed
I seen the number of the card - same for both
ISA and PCI - I installed the ISA driver
I ran like that for 6 months not knowing how
stupid I had been.
Other possibility is power management - mine is on but that took a longtime to get running right.
Also load win /D:X - and run the video at card defaults.
Windows v 3 and 9? is bout the same when it comes to video - it sucks
Hope that helps.
PS look at the error messages write down the file or memory address where the error occurs
- VERY usefull - you can trouble shoot win9?
from device manager better than reboots, bios
Use 'Refresh' option same effect as a reboot
Com'on Dominus, you know and I know but give him a break - it can usually be fixed.
j_k (I hope that does not mean "just kidding") You have said it well. i would check the video driver and power management as well as making sure to ahve the latest patches, upgrades, and device drivers.
The key word I see in this post is "sometimes" too often I have seen these kinds of intermitant errors and find that by just doing something simple like setting down the memory timing to BIOS defaults solves the problem, especially on the 10ns so-called "PC-100" SDRAMs.
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