Re: help....the kids did it.............
ahh, the infamous rundll problem. Rundll allows programs to use peripherals and devices attached to your PC. Rundll may be getting hung up because it has been clobbered by malicious code, either a virus or a Trojan horse. So update your antivirus definitions, and scan your system. Another possibility is the power-management utility in Windows ME. Turn it off, both in Windows and in the BIOS. In Windows, you do that through the power-management option in the Control Panel. You get to the BIOS by entering Setup for your PC.
If disabling power management is to no avail, get into the System Configuration Utility. Do that by going to Start/Run and typing msconfig in the Open box.
In the configuration utility, click on the Startup tab. Scroll through the list of items - the ones with checked boxes next to them - and look for any that include the rundll command.
To see the full reference in each line, you may have to move the borders between the Name, Loaded From and Command columns by putting the cursor on the lines between them and dragging them left or right.
Disable, by clicking on them, every reference with rundll in it. Reboot. When the PC is back up, shut it down.
If you don't get the error, go back into the configuration utility and re-enable one of the items you disabled.
Reboot. Shut down. Observe. Do that until you have trouble shutting down again. Then you have found the cause of the problem, probably some application or the game itself. Reinstall it, if you need it. Otherwise, uninstall it.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?