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Freezing on restart

by liverman61 / May 5, 2004 10:35 PM PDT

I have a Gateway 2000 model running 700 mhz processor, 256 mb memory that will freeze on restart. It has Windows 98 SE. It was not much of a problem until I had to recover it because of a networking problem.
I will go to start shut down, and then restart. It will freeze on Windows is now shutting down. It has been doing this for quite some time. I had to recover it because of error messages and I can't get a solid operating system install because I have to manually shut down the computer instead of having it restart on it's own.
Thanks for the help

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Re:Freezing on restart = Please review the Shutdown Article at...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2004 10:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Freezing on restart

You may have to us MSCONFIG to do selective startups to find the issue.

In closing, while it's not the cause of your present issue, the age of that machine has me suggest you dust out the insides. It's much like that lint basket in the dryer.

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Re:Freezing on restart
by oos_3844ma / May 10, 2004 8:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Freezing on restart

I used to have same problem.Solved it by: go to msconfig > first tab,(have system with dutch language so I don't know the correct english descriptions);right below click advanced > 3e from bottom = (switch off quick shutdown),select that option and restart.
I hope this will solve your problem.

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