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Troubleshooting boot issues can be a bit difficult to handle. Below is some
information on a tool called MSConfig. Below that are some links
containing detailed descriptions of the tabs within the program and their
functions and boot-up troubleshooting techniques.
If you are unfamiliar with MSConfig it is a program created to help
diagnose boot issues. The msconfig file is a simple stand-alone program so
it runs on any computer, you just have to get the correct version, the
win98 version works in win98 and NT 4 and some early versions of win2000
the XP version works on XP and later versions of 2000. With XP you can run
MSConfig from the Start - Run then type MSConfig. However with 2000 you
will need to download a copy of the MSConfig utility from either a Windows
98 Cd or XP CD and double click the executable (it has a GUI so no need for
The following are links to help describe the MSConfig utility and how to
troubleshoot with it:
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| Subject: rundll32.exe
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| Everytime I shutdown I am getting the following:
| Ending program: rundll32.exe
| Eventually it says not responding, and if I close, then
| the system shuts down.
| Can anyhone help me - thanks.