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Shutting down XP


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vinny_the_hack

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The last three times I shut down my XP system, something strange occurred. Everything went normally right up until the last moment when the power was about to be shut off. The disk light came on solid and the fan remained spinning. That's how it stayed. If I press the poweron button, nothing happens--even if I hold it depressed. I have to turn off the power form my surge protector, wait a few seconds and then turn it back on. Again, the light comes on solid and the fan spins, but now when I press the poweron button, the system boots properly. I did not make any software or hardware configuration changes. Any ideas?

Edited by vinny_the_hack, 21 October 2006 - 10:25 PM.

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awk1203

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Same thing is happening to my computer. I have the exacly same system as yours.
Somebody help!!! :whistling: :blink:
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Hi, this one interests me
remember I am working blind so bare with me
also if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer =
- what os, XPpro or home =
- how old is it =

awk 1203, sorry you must start your own thread here, might turn out to be something different than your problem


to topic then
hoping that this is just a glitch in the system that is unable to clear before shutdown I am now gong to ask to do a spring clean of the compuer

Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

deleting the prefetch files
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: prefetch
- press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
- press: ctrl + a
(select all is the same)
- press: shift + del
(deletes without prompt)

disc clean up
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons:winkey + r
- paste: cleanmgr.exe
- choose drive(normally C: )
- press: enter
(this process can take a long time)

checkdisk
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: chkdsk /f /r
- press: enter
( black window appears)
- press: Y button
- press: enter
- reboot the comp
(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be
lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

disc defragmenter
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: dfrg.msc
- press enter
(this process can take a long time)

deleting internet cookies, files and history
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- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r button
- paste in the slot: inetcpl.cpl
- press: enter
- click: delete cookies
- click: delete file
- click: clear history

disable unwanted startups
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runbox command
- press: winkey + r
- paste: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: start ups
- keep: the AV and firewall entriies enabled,
- disable: 100% unused or unneeded entries
- Unsure about the start up: http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/
(IMPORTANT: enable all startups before running the Hijackthis program)
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vinny_the_hack

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I recently defrag'd and a chkdisk had no errors. Those other things don't seem to be related to this. I don't want to lose my cookies. :whistling:
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Dwight

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Windows won’t shutdown give this a try

go to start > run >type in cmd then hit enter

type in shutdown -r -f -t 05 then hit enter
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is this a laptop


do you have a speedtool folder

are any of these familiar

Tiger

Panther

Jaguar

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