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I recently replaced my primary drive; & reinstalled Win 98SE. Before I knew it, my machine was hanging at shutdown. I've instituted tweaks (that seem to help temporarily) from Q238096 (informational from Win 98 Support Center), but what's different since I replaced the drive is: When I get to the "Windows Is Shutting Down" window, I used to be able to wait for about 30 seconds & hit my off button. The machine would boot properly the next time it was switched on. When I do that now, the "Windows Was Not Properly Shut Down" utility runs at boot-up, checking my drives for errors. I have yet to download & install the Shutdown Supplement (Q239887), which I intend to do...but can anyone offer any ideas why the Scan Disc utility runs (now, with my new drive): & also how to actually rid oneself of this problem altogether? Thanks.

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In the MsDos.sys file you can tell it never to run scandisk on startup.

AutoScan= Number
Default: 1
Purpose: Defines whether or not ScanDisk is run after a bad shutdown. A setting of 0 does not run ScanDisk; 1 prompts before running ScanDisk; 2 does not prompt before running ScanDisk but prompts you before fixing errors if any errors are found.

Try the patch, if it still doesn't work, something in startup may not be shutting down properly when you shut down the computer.
 
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