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HP Win98 PC 8650

November 10, 2013 at 11:55:41
Specs: Windows 98
power is always on until you pull plug.

reconnecting plug turns pc on but does not boot up

What is wrong?

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November 10, 2013 at 20:26:36
Not that it'll fix anything but if you hold down the on/off button for about 4 to 5 seconds it will shut off.

You weren't clear, other than not shutting off, does it boot up when plugged back in and and power button is pushed?

If yes, first of all, what is the last thing showing on the screen when it refuses to shutdown? If it's stopping at 'windows is shutting down' there's a shutdown update---4756US8.exe--you can install that sometimes works. You'll have to google to find it as I imagine it's no longer on microsoft's site. Also sometimes you need to enable power saving options in cmos/bios setup.

If it doesn't start when you plug it back in and push the start button then I guess it's not working at all?

Did anything happen to it or did you make any changes between the last time it worked OK and the first time it didn't?

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November 11, 2013 at 14:42:39
What exactly happens if you do the normal Windows shutdown?

EDIT: Does any message show on the screen during normal shutdown?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

message edited by Derek

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November 16, 2013 at 07:50:00
Last year I created a post on how to retrieve Windows Updates from the Wayback Machine:

For Windows 98, it's here:

When you scroll down the page under the "Recommended Updates" you'll find the "Windows 98 Second Edition Shutdown Supplement". Click on that link. On the bottom of the next page click the blue Next button.

On the license agreement page, do not try to accept the license, it won't work.

You must right click on the page and select "view source". Then press CTRL + F (find) and look for ".exe". Once you find it, highlight the entire link starting with http:// and copy it and replace the http:// AFTER THE ARCHIVE LINK in your address bar.

If the current link in your browser is, you want to make it PRESERVING THE BEGINNING OF THE LINK which is WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG.

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