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.
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
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.
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?