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Xp hangs on shut down

I have not ever had this problem before.........When i shut down my XP system SP3........it closes the desk top and then i see lots of the icons leave the task bar area......then the screen that says ": windows is shutting down ".........it hangs their and after a few minutes i see the "in disk lite" flash quite a few times then it sets thieir........Hunging for ever........and after about 5 milutes.......I shut it down with the main power button.......How can i find out what program / driver or hardware is hanging my system on shut down?
I downloaded the microsoft tool that was supposed to clear the hive.....on shut down ! But it did Not help.............Thanks to all who help me !
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  1. Hey there Vietnam Vet! Thank you for your service. Please note Microsoft is ending support for XP in the spring next year so your days of XP are numbered :)

    In the meantime, here's a thread to check out:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/168828/shut-down-hangs-at-saving-your-settings/
  2. Thanks for the "Thanks for my Service.........Ok......been working on the issue of Why my XP has over the last week........Not shutting down.........When i get the last screen that says.......Your computer is shutting down................I still have a mouse pointer........By that time........should it also be Unloaded too.......Should i see why its not gone By then ?.........I have a Logiteh MX 518 mouse.......Could this be the reason why its hanging?............ Thanks to all who help me and the link to MS was great But still have the shut down Freeze. Crash in KS
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    Sorry Crashof43! I realize now that I found and shared the link you had already found and ran the Hive cleanup.

    http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php - look for the section titled "SHUTDOWN HANGS ON “SAVING YOUR SETTINGS”

    After trying those, if that still doesn't "get-R-done" try getting the latest drivers for your MX 518 mouse and any other suspect drivers, nice mouse btw.

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/4259?osid=14&bit=64

    Click the 'downloads' link on that page to access the driver download for your mouse. Update us when you've tried it :)
  4. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Today i after i tryed ever thing that was tryable and what you had asked me to give a try........I was thinking (i do that quite often "Think" ) i thought about the video card driver and wonder IF it was the cause of the shut down HANG ?........i have the HIS 7770 Video card and the 13.6 driver...........the last one was a 12.6......I went to device manager and did a roll back to the former one.....Then yes a restart.......I asked the machine for a re start.. after close to 1 minutes....it Did.......It Shut down and restarted.........Booted back UP wonderfully and i went to the Cat panel and checked to See what was Now installed it was the old 12.6...........Thank YOU all Who lend a hand here.........I appreciate each and ever one of you. Crash in Kansas
  5. crashof43 said:
    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Today i after i tryed ever thing that was tryable and what you had asked me to give a try........I was thinking (i do that quite often "Think" ) i thought about the video card driver and wonder IF it was the cause of the shut down HANG ?........i have the HIS 7770 Video card and the 13.6 driver...........the last one was a 12.6......I went to device manager and did a roll back to the former one.....Then yes a restart.......I asked the machine for a re start.. after close to 1 minutes....it Did.......It Shut down and restarted.........Booted back UP wonderfully and i went to the Cat panel and checked to See what was Now installed it was the old 12.6...........Thank YOU all Who lend a hand here.........I appreciate each and ever one of you. Crash in Kansas


    Sweet job there Crash in Kansas! Congrats and enjoy your nice shut downs. Always great to hear the resolution.
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