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Cian

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My Vista seems to be acting strange.

Whenever I turn it off, it goes onto the "Shutting down" screen and then freezes. THe mouse cursor is still around and displays the rotating blue circle to indicating business.

It's a it of a pain now as I'm working on university coursework and hate being forced to turn my computer off at the button as otherwise my pc stays on all night.

Vista/nvidia 8600GT/1024MBRAM
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The Nvidia Driver Helper Service has been known to prevent proper shutdown, and disabling that service often does the trick without affecting the functionality or performance of your graphics card. Like so many Windows services which don't need to be running, this one is unnecessary once the driver
is installed and functioning properly. In any event, your not uninstalling it. It can be easily re-enabled in the same manner if you later find you need it.

How to disable a service:

1. Click on the Start Orb
2. Type services.msc in the search box
3. You might be prompted by a UAC box. Click continue.
4. Right click a service, and choose Stop to stop it immediately
5. For some services you are unable to stop it until after reboot. Simply right click and
choose properties.
6.Then select disable from the drop-down menu & click 'OK' to save the new setting.

Edited by pip22, 27 April 2008 - 01:51 PM.

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Cian

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I looked through the services and was unable to find the Nvidia Driver helper.

Any idea what else it might be?
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Hello Cian,

Do you have any USB devices plugged into your PC, like an external HDD or something simular? I had this exact problem with my PC and it turned out that by removing my external HDD and plugging it into another USB slot sorted it. Give it ago!

Cheers
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Disable the wireless access.
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Hi Cian, how are you doing. I can understand your issue. I have solution to resolve this issue. please refer to the below website. it has all the steps to resolve this issue. Please confirm me if it not resolve or resolved this issue. Here is the weblink.

http://notebooktechn...--vistaoperatin
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