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sw619

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Recently, I've noticed that when I would shut down my computer, it would go to the "Windows is Shutting Down..." screen (Running Windows XP) and would just freeze up. I'd hear it make a clicking noise that I usually hear when the computer completely powers down, but after that noise, one fan or another is still running, and the screen is frozen at the "Windows is Shutting Down..." message. I can't move my mouse or anything.

Could you tell me what might be wrong with my computer? Please tell me some of the causes of power down problems in a computer and how to resolve them. Thank you for your time.
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i believe this is probably caused because a process isn't shutting down as it should.

http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm

on the above site, there should be a patch called
"Auto End Tasks to Enable a Proper Shutdown"
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I tried the tweak, but it doesn't seem to have any effect on the way my computer powers down. It might be a hardware problem, so I'll try to resocket everything later on.
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A corrupt sound file can cause this. If you were using a 'shutdown sound', you might want to go into 'sounds' in control panel and select 'no sound' for 'exit windows', reboot and see what happens.....
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yeah disabling the shutdown sound was going to be my next suggestion :tazz:
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