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Old 06-27-2010, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a computer that is (as you'll see from the system information) is quite old. It's still good for word processing, playing games, and running most 20th century video games when my other computer is occupied--but over the years, this old computer has accumulated some bugs.

Aside from the random errors and blank windows that appear on startup, the system has trouble shutting down. I choose "Shut Down" from the Start menu, and choose "Shut Down" in the box that follows. The computer goes through its normal shutdown sequence, but once the Windows 98 banner fills the screen, saying, "Windows is shutting down," the computer freezes. I can come back hours later, and the system will still not have shut down--it's stuck on that screen.

So I've given up shutting down properly, and have been forced to resort to "hard shutdown" (pressing and holding the tower's power button for 4-5 seconds) every time I want to turn the thing off. My question is--judging by the system specs below, do you think this is a healthy way to shut down such an old computer? Could it cause problems in the future? Why exactly is "hard shutdown" supposedly such a bad way to turn off a computer?

DxDiag results below. I've put the rest in the next post, since it was too long otherwise.
Code:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/27/2010, 16:36:57
       Machine name: CPU
   Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98 (4.10, Build 1998)  
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: 
       System Model: 
               BIOS: 
          Processor: Intel Pentium II,  MMX, ~333MHz
             Memory: 64MB RAM
          Page File: 88MB used, 1118MB available
Primary File System: FAT32
    DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 (4.08.01.0881)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
     DxDiag Version: 4.08.01.0881 32bit

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DxDiag Notes
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  DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
          Music Tab: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No input devices detected.
                     No problems found.
        Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Components
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   ddraw.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 333824 bytes 
 ddraw16.dll: 4.07.00.0700 English Final Retail 9/9/1999 07:00:00 28496 bytes 
 ddrawex.dll: 4.87.00.0700 English Final Retail 9/9/1999 07:00:00 24092 bytes 
   ddraw.vxd: 4.07.00.0700 English Final Retail 9/9/1999 07:00:00 30469 bytes 
  ddhelp.exe: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 31744 bytes 
   dxapi.sys: 4.87.00.0700 English Final Retail 9/9/1999 07:00:00 2170 bytes 
    d3d8.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 1209344 bytes 
   d3dim.dll: 4.07.00.0700 English Final Retail 9/9/1999 07:00:00 625690 bytes 
d3dim700.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 884736 bytes 
  d3dref.dll: 4.07.00.0700 English Final Retail 9/9/1999 01:00:00 141584 bytes 
 d3dramp.dll: 4.07.00.0700 English Final Retail 9/9/1999 07:00:00 589852 bytes 
   d3drm.dll: 4.06.02.0436 English Final Retail 1/8/1999 18:10:00 436762 bytes 
  d3dxof.dll: 4.06.02.0436 English Final Retail 1/8/1999 18:10:00 107547 bytes 
d3dpmesh.dll: 4.06.02.0436 English Final Retail 1/8/1999 18:10:00 87069 bytes 
  dplayx.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 225280 bytes 
dpmodemx.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 36864 bytes 
dpwsockx.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 61440 bytes 
dplaysvr.exe: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 36864 bytes 
  dpnsvr.exe: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 28672 bytes 
   dpnet.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 167936 bytes 
dpnlobby.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 53248 bytes 
dpnwsock.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 73728 bytes 
 dpnaddr.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 40960 bytes 
dpnmodem.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 65536 bytes 
 dpvoice.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 212992 bytes 
dpvsetup.exe: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 65536 bytes 
  dpvvox.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 122880 bytes 
  dpvacm.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 36864 bytes 
dpnhpast.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 45056 bytes 
dpnhupnp.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 69632 bytes 
  dinput.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 172032 bytes 
 dinput8.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 192512 bytes 
  dinput.vxd: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 10874 bytes 
   dimap.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 94208 bytes 
diactfrm.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 397312 bytes 
   vjoyd.vxd: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 33882 bytes 
  joyhid.vxd: 4.88.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 13067 bytes 
     joy.cpl: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 192512 bytes 
   gcdef.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 217088 bytes 
  gchand.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 6656 bytes 
     pid.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 40960 bytes 
gameenum.sys: 4.07.00.0700 English Final Retail 9/9/1999 07:00:00 10512 bytes 
 hidgame.sys: 4.07.00.0700 English Final Retail 11/27/1999 07:00:00 8880 bytes 
  dsound.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 455680 bytes 
dsound3d.dll: 4.08.00.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 1339392 bytes 
  dsound.vxd: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 48170 bytes 
  dswave.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 15360 bytes 
   dsdmo.dll: 4.08.00.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 176128 bytes 
dsdmoprp.dll: 4.08.00.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 66560 bytes 
  dmusic.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 94208 bytes 
dmusic16.dll: 4.08.00.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 11008 bytes 
dmusic32.dll: 4.08.00.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 28672 bytes 
  dmband.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 25600 bytes 
dmcompos.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 59392 bytes 
   dmime.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 169984 bytes 
dmloader.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 30720 bytes 
 dmstyle.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 110080 bytes 
 dmsynth.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 131584 bytes 
dmscript.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 78336 bytes 
   dx7vb.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 594944 bytes 
   dx8vb.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 1187840 bytes 
   mfc40.dll: 4.01.00.6140 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 933888 bytes 
   mfc42.dll: 6.02.4131.0000 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 00:56:44 1028096 bytes 
 wsock32.dll: 4.10.00.1998 English Final Retail 7/22/2002 15:52:58 40960 bytes 
amstream.dll: 6.03.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 63488 bytes 
 devenum.dll: 6.03.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 51712 bytes 
  dxmasf.dll: 6.04.07.1119 English Final Retail 9/2/2002 13:29:56 498448 bytes 
  mciqtz.drv: 4.00.96.0729 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 11776 bytes 
mciqtz32.dll: 6.03.01.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 33792 bytes 
 mpg2splt.ax: 6.03.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 149504 bytes 
   msdmo.dll: 6.03.01.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 11264 bytes 
    qasf.dll: 6.03.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 152064 bytes 
    qcap.dll: 6.03.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 167936 bytes 
     qdv.dll: 6.03.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 229888 bytes 
    qdvd.dll: 6.03.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 344576 bytes 
   qedit.dll: 6.03.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 519680 bytes 
qedwipes.dll: 6.03.01.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 734208 bytes 
  quartz.dll: 6.03.01.0881 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 994816 bytes 
  quartz.vxd: 4.00.00.0501 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 5672 bytes 
 strmdll.dll: 4.01.00.3925 English Final Retail 9/2/2002 13:29:56 251904 bytes 
  vidx16.dll: 0.00.00.0000 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 10240 bytes 
 iac25_32.ax: 2.00.05.0050 English Final Retail 5/11/1998 20:01:00 198656 bytes 
  ir41_32.ax: 4.41.16.0002 English Final Retail 3/27/1998 02:08:00 848384 bytes 
 ir41_qc.dll: 4.30.62.0001 English Final Retail 4/10/2001 14:51:08 120320 bytes 
ir41_qcx.dll: 4.30.64.0001 English Final Retail 4/10/2001 14:51:08 338432 bytes 
 ir50_32.dll: 5.1026.15.0041 English Final Retail 5/11/1998 20:01:00 753664 bytes 
 ir50_qc.dll: 5.00.63.0038 English Final Retail 5/11/1998 20:01:00 212992 bytes 
ir50_qcx.dll: 5.00.64.0038 English Final Retail 5/11/1998 20:01:00 196608 bytes 
   ivfsrc.ax: 5.03.02.0038 English Final Retail 5/11/1998 20:01:00 139264 bytes 
mswebdvd.dll: 6.03.01.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 245248 bytes 
      ks.sys: 4.90.3000.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 117056 bytes 
  ksproxy.ax: 4.90.3000.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 116224 bytes 
  ksuser.dll: 4.90.3000.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 4096 bytes 
  stream.sys: 4.90.3000.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 42016 bytes 
mspclock.sys: 4.90.3000.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 4704 bytes 
 mskssrv.sys: 4.90.3000.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 6368 bytes 
  swenum.sys: 4.90.3000.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 3584 bytes 
   mstee.sys: 4.90.3000.0400 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 4896 bytes 
 bdaplgin.ax: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 13824 bytes 
  bdasup.sys: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 4992 bytes 
  msdvbnp.ax: 6.03.01.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 50688 bytes 
psisdecd.dll: 6.03.01.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 366080 bytes 
 psisrndr.ax: 6.03.01.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 35840 bytes 
   ipsink.ax: 5.01.2600.0881 English Final Retail 10/16/2001 08:17:30 13312 bytes 
  ndisip.sys: 5.01.2600.0881 English Final Retail 10/16/2001 08:17:30 7872 bytes 
     mpe.sys: 5.01.2600.0881 English Final Retail 10/16/2001 08:17:30 13952 bytes 
streamip.sys: 5.01.2600.0881 English Final Retail 10/16/2001 08:17:30 14112 bytes 
msvidctl.dll: 6.03.01.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 465920 bytes 
    slip.sys: 5.01.2600.0881 English Final Retail 10/16/2001 08:17:30 10368 bytes 
nabtsfec.sys: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 86016 bytes 
ccdecode.sys: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 15264 bytes 
  vbisurf.ax: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 29696 bytes 
   msyuv.dll: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 14336 bytes 
 kstvtune.ax: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 52736 bytes 
   ksxbar.ax: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 38400 bytes 
 kswdmcap.ax: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:02 82432 bytes 
wstdecod.dll: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 10/8/2001 12:59:04 45568 bytes 

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Display Devices
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        Card name: ATI 3D Rage Pro (atir3)
     Manufacturer: ATI Technologies
        Chip type: Mach64: RagePro
         DAC type: Internal
        Device ID: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4742&SUBSYS_00801002&REV_5C\000800
   Display Memory: 8.0 MB
     Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit)(default refresh rate) 
          Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
  Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
      Driver Name: atir3.drv
   Driver Version: 4.10.00.1720 (English)
      DDI Version: 5
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
 Driver Date/Size: 5/11/1998 20:01:00, 352320 bytes
    Driver Signed: Yes
  WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
              VDD: *vdd,*vflatd
         Mini VDD: atir3.vxd
    Mini VDD Date: , 0 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-0402-11CF-1775-8020F9C2C935}
        Vendor ID: 0x1002
        Device ID: 0x4742
        SubSys ID: 0x00801002
      Revision ID: 0x005C
         Registry: OK
     DDraw Status: Enabled
       D3D Status: Enabled
       AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: 
 D3D7 Test Result: 
 D3D8 Test Result: 

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Sound Devices
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      Description: ES1938 Direct Sound Driver
        Device ID: MF\CHILD0000\PCI&VEN_125D&DEV_1969&SUBSYS_8888125D&REV_00&BUS_00&DEV_0D&FUNC_00
  Manufacturer ID: 46
       Product ID: 46
             Type: VXD
      Driver Name: ES1938.VXD
   Driver Version: 4.05.00.1026 (English)
Driver Attributes: Beta Retail
    Driver Signed: Yes
    Date and Size: 5/21/1998 17:13:16, 36516 bytes
      Other Files: es1938.vxd essdm.vxd essswt.vxd
  Driver Provider: ESS
   HW Accel Level: Full
         Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: 

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DirectMusic
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 DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gm.dls
  Version: 1.00.16.0002
    Ports:
           Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
           MIDI Mapper, Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
           ESS Software Wavetable, Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
           ESS MPU-401, Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
           ESFM Synthesis (C800), Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
           ESS MPU-401, Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
 Registry: OK
Music Test Result: 

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DirectShow Filters
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WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,4.90.3000.0400

WDM Streaming Mixer Devices:
Microsoft Kernel Audio Mixer,0x00000000,0,0,,

WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,4.90.3000.0400

Video Capture Sources:
Intel Video Capture Driver,0x00200000,0,0,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881

DirectShow Filters:
Indeo(R) audio software,0x00500000,1,1,IAC25_32.AX,2.00.05.0050
Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,MPG4DS32.AX,4.01.00.3854
Windows Media Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,MSADDS32.AX,4.01.00.3854
ACELP.net Sipro Lab Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,ACELPDEC.AX,1.04.00.0000
WMplug,0x009001f4,1,1,WTWMPLUG.AX,
Indeo® video 5.04 Decompression Filter,0x00640000,1,1,IR50_32.DLL,5.1026.15.0041
Indeo® video 5.04 Compression Filter,0x00200000,1,1,IR50_32.DLL,5.1026.15.0041
Indeo(R) audio software,0x00500000,1,1,IAC25_32.AX,2.00.05.0050
IVF source filter,0x00600000,0,1,IVFSRC.AX,5.03.02.0038
Cutlist File Source,0x00200000,0,1,QCUT.DLL,6.00.02.0902
Windows Media source filter,0x00600000,0,2,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
ASF DIB Handler,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
ASF ACM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
ASF ICM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
ASF URL Handler,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
ASF JPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
ASF DJPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
ASF embedded stuff Handler,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
ASX file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
ASX v.2 file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
XML Playlist,0x00400000,1,0,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
.RAM file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
NSC file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
Windows Media Multiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
File Source (Netshow URL),0x00400000,0,1,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
Windows Media Update Filter,0x00400000,1,0,DXMASF.DLL,6.04.07.1119
TrueMotion 2.0 Decompressor,0x00600001,1,1,TM20DEC.AX,1.00.00.0001
Internal LMRT Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,LMRTREND.DLL,6.00.04.0827
URL StreamRenderer,0x00600000,1,0,LMRTREND.DLL,6.00.04.0827
RealPlayer Audio Filter,0x00200000,1,1,RPDS3260.DLL,6.00.08.0642
Xing® VideoCD Navigator,0x00600000,0,2,RPDS3260.DLL,6.00.08.0642
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,QASF.DLL,6.03.01.0881
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,QASF.DLL,6.03.01.0881
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,QDV.DLL,6.03.01.0881
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,QDV.DLL,6.03.01.0881
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,QDV.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,QDVD.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Overlay Mixer2,0x00400000,1,1,QDVD.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,QDVD.DLL,6.03.01.0881
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,2,QDVD.DLL,6.03.01.0881
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,QEDIT.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,QEDIT.DLL,6.03.01.0881
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Color Space Converter,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Video Renderer,0x00800000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
QuickTime Movie Parser,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
QT Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Lyric Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
MPEG Layer-3 Decoder,0x00810000,1,1,L3CODECX.AX,1.05.00.0050
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,1,0,PSISRNDR.AX,6.03.01.0400
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,VBISURF.AX,5.01.2258.0400
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,MPG2SPLT.AX,6.03.01.0881
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x00600001,1,0,MPG2SPLT.AX,6.03.01.0881
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,MPG2SPLT.AX,6.03.01.0881
WST Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,WSTDECOD.DLL,5.01.2258.0400
Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,WMV8DS32.AX,8.00.00.0340
Voxware MetaSound Audio Decoder,0x00999999,1,1,VOXMSDEC.AX,1.00.00.0011
Indeo® video 4.4 Decompression Filter,0x00640000,1,1,IR41_32.AX,4.41.16.0002
Indeo® video 4.4 Compression Filter,0x00200000,1,1,IR41_32.AX,4.41.16.0002
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Video Compressors:
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,QDV.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Indeo® video 5.04 Compression Filter,0x00100000,1,1,IR50_32.DLL,5.1026.15.0041
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
VDOnet VDOWave,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
MPEG-4 Video High Speed Compressor (MT),0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Vivo H.263 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
TrueMotion® RT 2.0 by Duck,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
ClearVideo,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Indeo® video 5.04,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Intel Indeo® Video 4.4,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Intel Indeo(TM) Video Raw[16],0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881

Audio Capture Sources:
ESS AudioDrive Record (C800),0x00200000,0,0,QCAP.DLL,6.03.01.0881

Audio Compressors:
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
VivoActive G.723.1,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
VivoActive Siren,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Lernout & Hauspie CELP 4.8kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 8kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 12kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 16kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Voxware MetaVoice ,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Voxware MetaSound ,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
IAC2,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Windows Media Audio V1,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Windows Media Audio V2,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Microsoft G.723.1,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM),0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881

Audio Renderers:
ESS AudioDrive Playback (C800),0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
DirectSound: ES1938 Direct Sound Driver,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881

Midi Renderers:
ESS Software Wavetable,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
ESS MPU-401,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
ESFM Synthesis (C800),0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.03.01.0881

BDA Receiver Component:
BDA MPE Filter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,4.90.3000.0400
BDA Slip De-Framer,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,4.90.3000.0400

BDA Rendering Filters:
BDA IP Sink,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,4.90.3000.0400

WDM Streaming VBI Codecs:
CC Decoder,0x00200000,2,1,ksproxy.ax,4.90.3000.0400
NABTS/FEC VBI Codec,0x00200000,2,1,ksproxy.ax,4.90.3000.0400
WST Codec,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,4.90.3000.0400

BDA Network Providers:
Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDVBNP.AX,6.03.01.0400
Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDVBNP.AX,6.03.01.0400

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,1,0,PSISRNDR.AX,6.03.01.0400

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Input Devices
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Poll w/ Interrupt: Yes
         Registry: OK

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Input Drivers
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  Registry Key: msjstick.drv<0002>
        Active: Yes
      DeviceID: ISAPNP\ESS0003_DEV0002\FFFFFFFF
Matching DevID: *PNPB02F
 16-bit Driver: msjstick.drv
 32-bit Driver: vjoyd.vxd

  Registry Key: msjstick.drv<0010>
        Active: Yes
      DeviceID: ES1938\*PNPB02F\MF&CHILD0000&PCI&VEN_125D&DEV_1969&SUBSYS_8888125D&REV_00&BUS_00&DEV_0D&FUNC_00
Matching DevID: *PNPB02F
 16-bit Driver: msjstick.drv
 32-bit Driver: vjoyd.vxd

  Registry Key: msjstick.drv<0014>
        Active: Yes
      DeviceID: ES1938\*PNPB02F\MF&CHILD0000&PCI&VEN_125D&DEV_1969&SUBSYS_8888127D&REV_00&BUS_00&DEV_0D&FUNC_00
Matching DevID: *PNPB02F
 16-bit Driver: msjstick.drv
 32-bit Driver: vjoyd.vxd

  Registry Key: msjstick.drv<0021>
        Active: Yes
      DeviceID: ES1938\*PNPB02F\MF&CHILD0000&PCI&VEN_125D&DEV_1969&SUBSYS_8888125D&REV_00&BUS_00&DEV_0D&FUNC_00
Matching DevID: *PNPB02F
 16-bit Driver: msjstick.drv
 32-bit Driver: vjoyd.vxd

  Registry Key: msjstick.drv<0022>
        Active: Yes
      DeviceID: ES1938\*PNPB02F\MF&CHILD0000&PCI&VEN_125D&DEV_1969&SUBSYS_8888127D&REV_00&BUS_00&DEV_0D&FUNC_00
Matching DevID: *PNPB02F
 16-bit Driver: msjstick.drv
 32-bit Driver: vjoyd.vxd

  Registry Key: msjstick.drv<0032>
        Active: Yes
      DeviceID: ES1938\*PNPB02F\MF&CHILD0000&PCI&VEN_125D&DEV_1969&SUBSYS_888812DD&REV_00&BUS_00&DEV_0D&FUNC_00
Matching DevID: *PNPB02F
 16-bit Driver: msjstick.drv
 32-bit Driver: vjoyd.vxd


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DirectPlay Service Providers
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Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (4.08.01.0881)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (4.08.01.0881)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (4.08.01.0881)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (4.08.01.0881)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnwsock.dll (4.08.01.0881)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnwsock.dll (4.08.01.0881)
DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnmodem.dll (4.08.01.0881)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnmodem.dll (4.08.01.0881)
DirectPlay Test Result: 

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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Jedi Knight 1.0 (DX7) - Registry: OK, ExeFile: Jk.exe ()

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Inactive Display Entries in Registry
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 Card name: Intel740-854 Win9x PV2.1 3.1.1927-980727
    Driver: gfxdrv.drv
 Card name: Diamond Stealth 3D 4000
    Driver: s3d357xl.drv
 Card name: 3D RAGE PRO AGP 2X (English)
    Driver: macxw4.drv

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Inactive Sound Entries in Registry
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 Card name: ESS AudioDrive (WDM)
    Driver: wdmaud.drv
 Card name: ES1938 PCI AudioDrive
    Driver: es1938.drv
 Card name: ES1938 PCI AudioDrive
    Driver: es1938.drv
 Card name: ES1938 PCI AudioDrive
    Driver: es1938.drv

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D:    0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 2/5 (retail)
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thats a classic windows 98 issue... I use to get that ALL the time. When was your last reformat and install?

You might wanmt to investigate a linux os and the use of wine to run your games.
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Yeah I think this affected early XP as well. Linux is a good idea but he will have to make sure to use a relatively low-footprint distro.
To answer the question about why shutting down is better than just powering down, it is so that applications and services have an opportunity to exit gracefully - this should help prevent them from staring up in an inconsistent state.
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Linux is free and open-source, isn't it? Or am I thinking of something else? It would be interesting to try, but keep in mind that the computer in question has a 6 GB hard drive (5 GB of which are taken currently). OS's are pretty memory-consuming, as far as I know. There's also the problem of getting the OS onto the computer, since the thing appears to have a USB port even though the installed version of 98 doesn't support USB! So, unless all of Linux can fit onto a CD-RW...

Kmote--what I mean is, does "hard shutdown" (or "powering down" as you say) actually damage the computer hardware? That is, will it lead to damage to the hard drive, processor, etc.? Essentially, will it mean that, in time, the computer will be mostly unusable?

I haven't had any trouble with using the computer for the things I listed, at least during the period of time I've been forced to do hard shutdown. There are the weird startup bugs, but those were happening before the shutdown process got thrown out of whack.
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Yes, linux is free and open source. There are distros (linux versions) available that can fit on a floppy disk so 6GB is loads. The problem is that you have 5GB used and you probably haven't got your data on a separate partition from Windows.

It is possible to damage the HDD if it looses power very suddenly, but most PSUs protect against that. So no, not really.
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Are you suggesting that all of linux can be as small as 1.44 mb?? That's what my old floppy disks hold, and I haven't found any readily available ones that hold any more.

Also keep in mind (I know I haven't mentioned this yet) that this old computer also doesn't have an internet connection. Big disadvantage, I know, but that's why I have another computer!

I don't know anything about PSUs. I'm guessing they're Power Surge Units or something, but is it a safe bet that I have one? That is, do they come with most computers?

And, in terms of electricity, is "hard shutdown" any different from what happens at the very end of the normal shutdown process, when the whole computer turns off completely? When you talk about the HDD losing power suddenly, it sounds more like the electricity going out (as in a storm).
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Yup, too most of your questions..

There are versions that fit on a 1.44mb floppy, but most run on CD's. Your biggest issue is the 64mb RAM, bt its not an issue.

Yes, psu is power supply, and yes every computer has one, and yes to the storm thing.
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Perhaps getting Windows Millennium on that machine would be an idea. I have an (obsolete) Dell Latitude CPi with a PII of 300 MHz and 64 MB RAM. Windows ME runs fine on it.

-oo-

Alright - before everyone jumps all over me for mentioning Windows Millennium...

I still don't understand why so many people said and say WinME was worse than Win98.
It was *not*.
When a program crashed in Win98, the entire OS would hang a few second later (yes, the BSoD). When a program crashed in ME, which happened *much* less than in Win98, ME would happily keep on running (it just would "hang" when shutting down; I first had to reboot before it would shut down properly).

I have had Windows Millennium for many years, and on more than one computer, so I know what I am talking about. It is my experience that it was much better (read: more stable) than Windows 98. Strange that I seem to have been the only one who liked ME over 98.

Maybe my Win ME CD-rom was defective
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