Windows 98 Shutdown Generates "Fatal OE" Error Messages with Alps Electric USB Server

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On Compaq computers with Alps Electric Universal Serial Bus (USB) Server, you may receive a "Fatal 0E" error message when you shut down the computer.
Windows 98 supports USB and does not disable this program during installation. During shutdown, Windows 98 does not stop this program, which causes the system to generate the error message.
Contact Compaq for information about an update to correct this behavior.

You can also disable this software. Note that doing so affects your ability to control some features on the computer monitor. To disable this software,click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. In the System Configuration utility, click the Startup tab, click to clear the Alps Electric USB Server check box, and then click OK. After you make this change, restart your computer.
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Article ID: 200692 - Last Review: 01/09/2015 15:53:17 - Revision: 2.1

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