1 Gb PC3200 Dual channel
Intel 3.0e HT processor
Seagate 120 Gb
Seagate 160 Gb
500 watt power supply
Soundblaster Audigy Platinum Pro
My computer is running windows xp. A week or so ago we had a power outage due to a wind storm and my computer was on at the time. A few hours later the power came back on and I turn on my computer. Another outage occurred an hour later. After that every time I click the start menu button and then the shutdown button my computer takes like 5-10 minutes before the screen dims and I get the "standby, shutdown, restart" menu. Then it takes several more minutes before I get the blue "windows is shutting down" screen and then a few more minutes before it actually turns off.
My mouse still moves but the only thing I can do after I click the shutdown button is bring up the task manager with ctrl-alt-del. From there I can choose "shutdown computer" where it skips the dimming part and takes forever at the blue "shutting down" screen.
Or if I'm impatient I can hold in the power button and power it down in 5 seconds. I don't like this option.
Booting up is quick and normal and the operations are normal. Only the shutting down sequence is slow. If I log out it goes quickly. Something got corrupted, but I don't know where to look.
Could it be a corrupt process or registry entry? If anyone has any ideas I'm open to suggestions. Also if you need more information about the computer layout other than what I supplied above let me know.
Thank in advance,
EDIT: I found a solution go to post #8.