Shutting Down Windows 98
Before you turn off your computer, you must shut
down Windows to ensure you don't lose any data or configuration. You also can
shut down Windows and restart the computer, in Windows 98 or MS-DOS mode.
Following are the Shut Down options available
to you in the Shut Down Windows dialog box:
- Shut Down the Computer Choose this
option when you're finished using your computer for the day. When Windows
displays a message telling you to shut off your computer, you can safely turn
off the machine.
- Restart the Computer Choose this option
to shut down and then restart the computer in Windows mode. You use this option
when you've changed configuration in the Control Panel, for example, and you
want that configuration to take effect.
- Restart the Computer in MS-DOS Mode
This option shuts down Windows and starts the computer back in DOS mode, with
a black screen, white type, and a C-prompt, or command prompt. From the command
prompt, you can enter many familiar DOS commands or install DOS applications.
- Cancel Choose this if you change your
mind and do not want to restart the computer.
Before you turn off your computer, always shut down Windows 98 by clicking
the Start button and choosing Shut Down. This results in a safe
shutdown and helps to prevent files from being corrupted or damaged.
To shut down Windows, follow these steps:
- From the Desktop, click Start | Shut Down.
- When the Shut Down Windows dialog box appears,
choose one of the options previously described. To quit working on the computer,
choose Shut Down the Computer. Then choose Yes.
- Do not turn the computer off until Windows
displays the message telling you that it's okay to turn off your computer
(some computers turn off automatically, so this message isn't displayed).