I have just reinstalled windows xp home. I have put very few programs on. My pc will now not shutdown. When I go to shutdown it just seems to hang there I can still move the mouse and select items alhthough you get the message cannot open as windows is in the process of shutting down. I am not even sure where to begin wiht this. cna someoen please help. If you leave it for 10 minutes it eventually it sometimes does shutdown.
sounds like a program is not shutting down properly. Goto to start -> run -> type 'msconfig' then ok. Disable all startup programs and reboot. When computer is restarted restart again and see if problem persists.
Add in programs until you find one that is giving you problems.
Have just started experiencing a similar problem with XP Pro - but I had a good install for 2 mos - until last night. Can't use the msconfig drill - since it won't shut down on it's own. Mine will eventually shut down after intollerable minutes.
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