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Win Me shutdown problems!

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April 27, 2001 2:39:07 PM

argh!!!

Everytime..........and I mean everytime I try to restart or shutdown windows me the screen goes to black and hangs. I am then forced to hit the reset button and have to deal with a scandisk usually on reboot. Anyone have any ideas?
I downloaded and installed all the windows updates including that shutdown delay patch..........could that possible be the problem? Anyone else have similar problems?

Specs:

Tbird 1000
A7V
256 ram
Geforce

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Anonymous
April 28, 2001 6:29:03 AM

If you have a SB sound card you'll proberly find that the DOS emulation link from the drivers is what's doing this so just disable it.

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Anonymous
April 28, 2001 6:45:48 AM

This problem occurs when the OS system comes across a program running that it can't close down itself.
If it is not the SB emulation driver try using Ctrl+Alt+Del and close down all programs (except IE and Systray) and if That works experiment with those programs to find out which one is causing the problem.

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April 29, 2001 6:44:38 AM

Nope that didnt work :( 
The only programs I had running were explorer, systray and something called Em_exec. I shutdown Em_exec and just left the other two but it still didnt help none.

Any other ideas?

Btw lemme give you a list of what loads up during startup.....according to msconfig anyhow.

scan registry
task monitor
system tray
load power profile
Em_exec
load power profile "has it listed 2 times for some reason?"
SSDPSRV
StateMgr

Any of those look odd to you?
btw on a side note....can you recommend to me what I should have running at startup?
April 29, 2001 7:37:42 AM

Yes!Yes!Yes!... its that damn shutdown patch! The same exact thing happened to me. I ended up reformating and reinstalling ME just so I could shut down normally again. Microsoft should take that patch off the updates.

:tongue: <font color=green> I LOVE INTEL. It tastes like chicken </font color=green>
Anonymous
April 30, 2001 1:16:50 AM

Actually,you don't need any of those programs running!
April 30, 2001 2:50:36 AM

So is there is anything I can do about it besides reformatting and installing ME again? Is there a way to uninstall that shutdown patch?
April 30, 2001 5:44:55 AM

according to microsoft its uninstallable. Maybe there is a way (the super techies around here might know), but thats a little beyond me :frown: .

:tongue: <font color=green> I LOVE INTEL. It tastes like chicken </font color=green>
Anonymous
April 30, 2001 8:04:26 PM

THIS IS YOUR PC TECHNICIAN

WINDOWS ME NEEDS *STATEMGR, SCANREG, SYS TRAY AND PC HEALTH UPON BOOT.
Anonymous
April 30, 2001 8:07:56 PM

THIS IS YOUR PC TECHNICIAN

IF YOUR PC DOES NOT SHUTDOWN PROPERLY, TRY THE SYSTEM RESTORE OPTION IN SYSTEM CONFIG UTILITY. BACK THE O/S TO THE DAY BEFORE THE PROBLEM, THEN PRAY.
May 1, 2001 6:26:28 AM

I boot fine without PC health.

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