Windows95 General Tips
When reading computer journals, I sometimes
find a topic, which I like to file for later possible use, so I
decided to put them on my website, even if the item is not
See also WindowsNT4
OEM information on the System-applet of the
To add/modify such information "Manufactured and supported
by:" to the System-applet,
create/modify in the Windows-System directory (\WINDOWS\SYSTEM)
- OEMLOGO.BMP : graphics with max. width of 150 pixel, height of
does NOT shutdown
The Shutdown process on a Windows system is a complex procedure
(for details see the Knowledge Base article Q238096 )
If a Windows system is NOT shutting down properly, it is almost
related to hardware and device driver issues.
On Windows98, the reason for the Shutdown problem is very often a
the "Fast Shutdown Mode" and
the Advanced-Power-Management BIOS.
Microsoft suggests to deactivate the "Fast
Shutdown Mode" by selecting from the
"Start" menu the "Run"-command and executing
||Select on the tab: "General"
the button "Advanced"
||and then put a checkmark on
"Disable fast shutdown".
(on Windows98SE, this checkmark
is already set by default)
If "File-and-Printer Sharing"
is installed, you should also check "LMannounce".
If your Windows 9x system is still not shutting down properly,
you could bypass the
regular Shutdown-Process by using the Quick Shutdown-method
Shutdown Windows95 with a single double-click
On an unused area of the desktop, create (via right-mouse button)
a new Shortcut:
watch the typing of lower and UPPER case characters, it MUST be:
Give it a nice name and then it is ready:
Your new Shutdown icon on the desktop: one Double-click and no
A well behaving Windows program also allows an easy and proper
Un-installation from the Control-Panel: "Add/Remove
However, some programs are not properly written and the
un-install procedure fails, not properly un-installing the
program and also not deleting its name from the list above.
Is such cases, you can try to look at the Registry information
under the key
Here is the list of programs shown in the Control-Panel.
The "UninstallString" may help you to locate
the installation directory of the program, where you could then manually
delete the program files.
Deleting the Registry key on the left side (like:
CS30DeinstKey) will erase this program from
the list in the Control-Panel, however: it will delete
nothing else !
You will have to cleanup yourself manually (
like: deleting any file installed by the program and any entry in
the Menu-structure ).
Fatal Exception 0E in VXD SYMEvent
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