Computer won't shut down
Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:08 PM
Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:04 AM
I think firstly, you should change your recovery settings. Windows XP automatically reboots your computer, if a fatal BSOD error occurs while you're shutting down. By changing these settings, you will be able to view the error (If there is one) when it occurs.
1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
4. Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK.
5. Restart your computer.
Try shutting your computer down now, and see if it still restarts, or gives you a fatal error. After that, we can determine the problem, which is most likely software or drivers.
Edited by Slikkie, 24 November 2007 - 02:06 AM.
Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:22 AM
I went under Startup and Recovery Settings and the Automatically Restart check box was already clear. What should I do now?
Posted 25 November 2007 - 10:29 AM
Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:37 AM
Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:49 AM
Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:01 PM
startup item: hpoddt01.exe
location: COMMON STARTUP
Since I cannot delete this file, a window pops up everytime you reboot the computer. How do I delete this file from the system startup???
Posted 26 November 2007 - 09:30 AM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:28 PM
I remember I had the same problem many years ago, I could not shut down mah computer, I had to press the power button and the emergency switch every time. When you said y'have a suspicious-lookin' EXE file which y'cannot delete, I was 90% assured y'have a nice little malware. Might be the "Korgo" or "Gaobot" worms.
Some of these may solve your problem. Y'can grab the free/trial versions for free:
- Kaspersky Anti-virus
- AVG Anti-virus
- Ad-Aware 2007
- Spybot Search & Destroy
- Spyware Terminator
- X-Con Spyware Destroyer
Grab some of these, and do a sweep across your hard drive. Note that while you can have many anti-spyware systems runnin' at the same time, you must have only ONE anti-virus system installed. Do not install another anti-virus software if y'already have one, or it'll smash your computer.
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