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Chapter 3. Start Me Up: Controlling Wind... > Understanding the Windows 98 Shutdow...

Understanding the Windows 98 Shutdown Process

We began at the beginning by looking at how Windows 98 starts up. Now we'll end at the ending by examining the Windows 98 shutdown process.

The Shut Down Command

One of the cardinal rules when working with Windows 3.x was that you should always exit Windows and wait until you got to the DOS prompt before turning off your computer. This gave the Windows cache a chance to flush, and it prevented damage to Program Manager's groups and icons.


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