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Hi all--- I changed the mobo, proc, mem etc and reformatted and partitioned the HD and re installed Windows 98SE. Using same monitor and video card that was in old mobo. All worked well in old machine and all works well in the upgrade, EXCEPT...... When I have a screen saver to start after 3 min of idleness and monitor to shut off after 5 min. This works as it should, but when I move the mouse or touch a keyboard key, the monitor stays blank and everything is locked up. It acts like it wants to come back on because it will lighten just a tad. I have to shut off the computer by pressing power off button and reboot. When I do that Windows goes through it's scandisk operation because Windows was not shut down properly. I went through BIOS and the "wake on" settings in BIOS and in control panel, etc and find nothing out of wack. Why in the world will the monitor not awake without having to shut down and reboot? :4-dontkno
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Well, after having messed around so much to try to get this to work, I started getting so many error messages and lockups that I decided to reformat and reinstall 98 again. Lo and behold, it is doing what I want it to do! Go figure! It would not work on the first install but works like a champ on the second. Software:can't live with it, can't live without it! :grin:
 

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Glad to hear you got that cleared up, EJayJay.

There is a well known shut down problem in Windows 98. Microsoft has a patch for WINDOWS 98 SE ONLY:

Windows 98 Second Edition Shutdown Supplement

DO NOT download this patch for Windows 98 Standard Edition. Instead, try disabling "fast shutdown." Choose Start, Run, type msconfig in the run box and click OK to enter the System Configuration Utility. On the General tab click the Advanced button and put a check in the box next to "Disable Fast Shutdown".
 
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