[Coco] OT -- PC needs TWO Shut Downs

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Apr 3 22:15:03 EDT 2006

On Monday 03 April 2006 21:55, KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 4/1/06 8:27:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>brucecalkins at bellsouth.net writes:
>>I've  had a couple machines do this.  BACKUP YOUR DATA NOW.  This 
>> will probably cascade into unreliable operation and data loss.   The
>> "fix" was to zero a hard drive, reinstall everything from scratch, 
>> recover my data file by file and zero the old hard  drive.
>Pretty extreme, for a condition that's been around over a year.
>I will add that from the very beginning, Win98SE didn't always
> complete the shutdown sequence -- it is supposed to show a farewell
> picture on the  screen while playing "ta-dah", show a second photo,
> then turn off the power  relay (just like in a laptop, on this
> desktop machine).
>This installation has never showed the 1st photo, and sometimes (not
> all that often) fails to show the second one and kill the power. 
> Just leaves a  text underline cursor on the screen.  If I manually
> power down, the next  boot comes up the same as ever.
>Thanks, Mike K.

Put linux on it Mike, as I duck and run. :)

Cheers, Gene
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