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Computer Won't Shutdown.


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#1 WhySoSad

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:09 PM

After 7 years I replaced a faulty video card for my Gateway 1000, Pentium III Desktop Computer.
New drivers and card work well, but now when I try to shut down - black screen except for flashing dash.
System hangs up since new card won't completely shutdown. After turning off power- of course computer scans drivers.
then works fine, when I press Start Button- displays restart. When I select shutdown- hangs up Again.
PNY had me reinstall driver- no improvement.
Guess I can only restart computer.
Shutdown doesn't finish- so I must let it run for the next couple of months- until I buy a new computer.
By the way neither Standyby or Hibernate seem to work- system freezes.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:29 PM

Just so I understand you correctly. The screen goes black and just sits there, it's not rebooting back into Windows?
This is on windows 98, right?
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:19 PM

Millenium.
Won't shut down. just blank- black screen with flashing dash.
Like it froze- part way thru shutdown.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:47 PM

that's way too much video card for win 98, how much system ram are you running?

does bios have a setting for increasing the agp? memory space?

98 has some real issues with vcache flooding(running out of memory mapping) especially with heavy duty vid cards and 512 megs of system ram
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:35 PM

512 MB Ram- max allowed.
Don't know anything about Bios - or how to modify.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:23 PM

A relative ordered a gaming computer from california when 98 hadn't been out long, he was the first person to want 512 megs of ram, it was nothing but trouble for 3years until he upgraded to win xp.

If you google vcache flooding and 512 megs of ram and windows 98 you will plenty of references to the problem

there's a special line you can add to system.ini(?) file to fix the problem


http://aumha.org/win4/a/memmgmt.htm

I remember when the problem first hit at the ms 98 hardware forums, then somebody wanted to use a gig and more

Edited by DaChew, 04 February 2008 - 04:28 PM.

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