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Lingering splash screen, slow shut down


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The system I am working on now has Win98SE Plus, 256K Ram, 8G hard drive. I cleaned out as many unneeded programs as possible, ran defrag, scandisk, etc. Cleaned out cookies and history. Still when it boots, it quickly gets to the splash screen and then appears to hang. After two-three minutes it proceeds to load. Same thing in reverse at shut down. After the shut down, you have a blue screen for much too long and then it finally shuts down. Can I remove WIN98PLus pack with no problems? Would this help? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. :whistling:
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I would suggest removing all unncessary programs and background tasks, do a virus/spyware scan.
You should be able to remove the plus pack via add/remove programs.

What does the blue screen say?
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No error messages, no clues, just a plain blue screen. I have been tempted to manually shut down the pc but then I have to deal with scandisk at boot up.
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Did you do the other things as well?
Have you tried running a registry cleaner such as CCleaner?
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