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Win 98se Keeps On Hanging In Restart

Mr. Spock

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I just finneshd installing windows 98Se on a Packerd Hell, now when ever i have to restart it it keeps on hanging in the Windows is now busy to shutdown screen. I already installed the shutdown patch, but that didn't help

Any one know the solution

Thx infront

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I am afraid this is the dreaded shutdown problem. The shutdown fixes only work in 75% of the cases. There is a runddl-command which shut down your pc but I don't know the exact command.

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I don't know if you fellows know but there are 2 patches made by MS

for the shutdown problem, I never have a problem with the shutdown if

I use both of them.

1st = 4756US8.exe

2nd = 239887up.exe

I have both if either are needed but i'm sure they'll turn up googling for


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This is the runddl-command

C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE User,ExitWindows

I have shortcuts in my quicklaunch that uses that command.

right clicked desktop & created new shortcut.

for shutdown it was { Rundll.exe User.exe,exitwindows } called it shutdown

for restart it was { Rundll.exe User.exe.exitwindowsexec } called it restart

without the brackets either side

Then place them in the quicklaunch folder for one click shutdown or restart.

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  • 4 weeks later...

You can use the following command in a shortcut to restart Windows 98/Me automatically:

• rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx n

where n is one, or a combination of, the following numbers:

• 0 - LOGOFF


• 2 - REBOOT

• 4 - FORCE


The above options can be combined into one value to achieve different results. For example, to restart Windows forcefully, without querying any running programs, use the following command line:

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx 6

NOTE: Using the FORCE option can cause programs to lose data.


Acording to M$

Keywords: kbinfo KB234216


C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL.EXE User,ExitWindowsexec -> does a quick restart not a reboot :-(

C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE User,ExitWindows -> does a shutdown.

C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx 2 -> does a porper reboot

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