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Shutdown Problems

Last response: in Windows XP
October 17, 2003 10:38:54 AM


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.

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October 17, 2003 5:46:01 PM

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.
October 21, 2003 1:59:49 PM

Thanks I will try that.

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October 30, 2003 1:57:26 PM

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.

<b><font color=red> “Liberals have many tails and chase them all.” – H.L. Mencken </font color=red><b>
October 31, 2003 11:46:45 AM

Have you tweaked the CMOS settings? Have you added any new hardware at all?
Both of these could relate to the CMOS, or failed driver install.

Is this a PC you built or Dell, Gateway, HP,????????
If its a prioritary machine with a restore disk, a hardrive wipe may be needed before the installation of the OP/SYS.

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November 2, 2003 12:14:29 AM

Check my thread - and posts by Toejam31 - and my last posts - some links and possible help there.

It could be driver conflicts, but I seriously doubt that it's a CMOS issue.

<b><font color=red> “Liberals have many tails and chase them all.” – H.L. Mencken </font color=red><b>