There isn't a single reason for this. But a website about 98 Shutdown is over at http://www.aumha.org/articles.htm
My Win98 machine will not completely power off on shutdown. It will hang indefinitely, until I hit the reset button and then the power button to shut it down. Then, the next time I boot up Scandisk runs and there are always cross-linked files. Is there a patch or something to fix this problem? I have all the latest updates installed. Thanks for any and all assistance!