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Starting & Shutting down Problems?

Question: Starting & Shutting down Problems?

Over the last week or so when my computer boots up sometimes it boots to the desktop and nothing is there except for the backround?(No Desktop Icons,Taskbar) It takes up to 5 min sometimes for the desktop to load completely. Other times when I boot up,everything boots up normally"Icons,Taskbar items etc" but when I try to open up anything
(Outlook Express,Norton etc.) nothing happens. The hour glass of my mouse stays on for 5 to 10 sec then it dissapears. About 3 to 5 min later the programs that I tried to open all open at once???
When shutting down my computer I get 2 error messages,both saying
"Initialization Failed"

1. WAVIPERF.EXE - DLL "The application failed to initialize because the windows station is shutting down"
2. DINRDLLG.EXE - DLL "The application failed to initialize because the windows station is shutting down"

The 2 error messages will continue to appear 3 to 4 times in a row before the computer finally shuts down.I have not installed anything on my computer since these problems started happing.I searched google for the error messages but nothing came up. Any ideas on how to fix any of the above 2 problems would be very appreciated. I have win xp pro sp2. thanks again..

pat..

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I've got a computer with Windows XP on it. About two weeks ago it developed two problems:

1. I have to request it to shut down twice. The first time I make the request nothing happens. The second time it closes down properly.
2. When I start it up I get the message "We apologize for the inconvenience but Windows did not start successfully". I have to catch this message before it tries starting up on the new configuration again and select for it to start using the last known good configuration. Then it starts OK. But it's a bit of a hassle.

I didn't make any changes to my computer on the day I first started noticing these problems. I've tried restoring my system to points before the problems started (takes up to three hours to do), running Malwarebytes (it flagged up eight files which I then removed) and chkdisk (seems to get to the end of the scan then restart the computer and do another scan indefinitely) but there's no improvement.

So here's a hijackthis log below. Can anyone help?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:00:48, on 03/11/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Problems starting up and shutting down.

Sorted now, thanks.

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Over the last week or so when my computer boots up sometimes it boots to the desktop and nothing is there except for the backround?(No Desktop Icons,Taskbar) It takes up to 5 min sometimes for the desktop to load completely. Other times when I boot up,everything boots up normally"Icons,Taskbar items etc" but when I try to open up anything
(Outlook Express,Norton etc.) nothing happens. The hour glass of my mouse stays on for 5 to 10 sec then it dissapears. About 3 to 5 min later the programs that I tried to open all open at once???
When shutting down my computer I get 2 error messages,both saying
"Initialization Failed"

1. WAVIPERF.EXE - DLL "The application failed to initialize because the windows station is shutting down"
2. DINRDLLG.EXE - DLL "The application failed to initialize because the windows station is shutting down"

The 2 error messages will continue to appear 3 to 4 times in a row before the computer finally shuts down.I have not installed anything on my computer since these problems started happing. Any ideas on how to fix any of the above 2 problems would be very appreciated. I have win xp pro sp2. thanks again..

pat..

Answer:Starting & Shutting down Problems?

As you probably already know, a Google search turn up no results for DINRDLLG.EXE or WAVIPERF.EXE
This is most likely caused by a virus or spyware.

Please download
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Install and run

Spybot search and destroy
Ad aware personal form Lavasoft
Install, update,run, check for problems , fix problems.
A Squared trojan remover
Download, install, update, scan and fix.


Hijackthis
Download, unzip and extract to a permanent folder of your creation such as C:\ProgramFiles\Hijackthis\Hijackthis.exe
Run and choose scan and save logfile. Copy the contents of the notepad window which opens and post it here.


This post should probably be moved to the Hijackthis log board.

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Occasionally windows will not shut down. I can't figure out what the problem is. It happens every now and then. And I have to press the power button for a few seconds to get it to turn off. I don't know why this is happening and don't know where to begin. I looked through the event log and didn't see errors at the time that we shut down the computer. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong log?? I haven't a clue.

The other problem is that it takes forever for the computer to finish booting up. (Waiting for the icons to become visible on the desktop?) At first the problem was it took forever for everything to load up. It seemed like everything loaded during startup. I unchecked things on the startup like my camera, and itunes. But left everything else alone. So I don't know this thing is being such a bugger.

Help please.

I have XP.

Answer:Problems Shutting Down And Starting Up

If you look in the Event Viewer you should be looking at the System Log. You should be looking for the red dot with the white X inside, these are errors. At the top of the columns you will see titles, the column titled Event is the one that you want. If you see one of the red dots follow that line across to the Event column and right click one the Event code, choose properties, and read the description and then post the first three or four that are listed.

When was the last time you defragged your hard drive?

Have you run scans for infections, and if so with what, and did you do this in Safe Mode?

If would also help to know what make and model your computer is.

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when i was shutting down my laptop i got one of these messages "system restore" then it shut off but with errors. then when i restarted it a screen came up that said start up repair and it took about ten minutes to get my laptop working again.wtf? where did that come from. i dont go to myspace or face book or any porn sites and i ran avast and it didn't find anything. new computer. any ideas guys/ladies?

thanks you

Answer:a few problems while starting and shutting down

Just a though. Use msconfig and see what you have running under start up. You might have something starting there for shutting down that is causing this problem. If you have downloaded anything new it might installed itself in your start up and causing start up and shut down problems. Another option would be chkdsk /r. Check M/S site for proper use of chkdsk /r. (notice the space between k and the /).

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hey everyone i just got on this site to try and solve a problem i've been having with my computer recently. a while back there was a week where here in south cali it got over 80 degrees during the day and i left my computer on pretty much the whole time. ever since then my cpu when ever u would restart would just stop right on the bios screen. and i had to power i seems like. i can hit any keys to go into BIOS or anything. after about 5-10 minutes or so of waiting it boots up fine. also recently my computer would just shut off on me. i would be in firefox or watching a video or sumthing and boom. when i try to turn it back on my cpu beeps. then after turning it on again after 5-10 minutes it says my cpu was shut down due to a thermal event... bt problem is i don't know where to start. i know this isn't spyware or anything because i've already checked my processes and used ad-aware to search for anything. here are some specs of my comp i got from pc wizard. any suggestions as to what the problem might be? i don't know what all the stats for the temp. and stuff mean so if somebody could tell me that would help also.

Mainboard :Intel D102GGC2
Chipset :ATI Radeon Xpress 200
Processor :Intel Pentium D @ 2666 MHz
Physical Memory :1024 MB (2 x 512 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card :Nvidia Corp GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)
Hard Disk :WDC (250 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S
Monitor Type : ViewSonic VA702b - 17 inches
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Hello all,
I'm having major problems with my pc all of a sudden. Using WinXP Pro 64 bit, pc started to slow down suddenly, would shut down unexpectedly and start up, if it happens at all is 5 minutes or more. PC tech was out, installed Malwarebytes and found some malware, supposedly took care of it and the next day it was all back. Here is my hijack log, what other info do you need to help me find out what is going on here?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:32:19 AM, on 6/24/2009
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\PSIService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\E_S10IC2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDEngine.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Calendarscope\cs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - ... Read more

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Iím new at this so please forgive any blunders I may make.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 using Vista. The other day my wife spilled a cup of coffee on it. (We wonít go into that!) I removed the back panel and using a hair dryer (without the heating element) I spent a few hours trying to make sure that I got all the dampness out. I then let is sit overnight to be sure. I booted it up and it went all the way to the main screen and then died, then rebooted on itís own. Again it got to the main screen and rebooted. This time I hit f8 and tried rebooting it in the safe mode (w/networking). It booted completely and everything appears to work fine. I restarted it normally, but again it shut down / rebooted as soon as the main screen appeared. I restored the system back as far as the restore files went, but it still wouldnít run in the normal mode. I then restored it back to factory new, but still the same problem.
When the system is in the safe mode, the wifi card works, the sound works, the video appears to work OK. I think that either a driver or a device is not loading correctly. Iíve run the rtbtlog.txt at startup, but I donít understand the information that itís giving me. I can send this file to someone if they want. I seem to remember some way of booting the computer where you could load the drivers, devices, and software one at a time to find which one was causing you the problems, but donít remember how to do it.
Thanks ahead of time for every ones help
John
Tech S... Read more

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I first noticed that something might be wrong when it began taking much longer for windows to load. Then, when i would turn my computer off it would tell me there was a problem ending a specific file and have the little window with the option to "end now" or quit i think. Some of these files were SynTPEnh.exe, Font capture, and DDE server. also ccsvchst i think among some others. Recently I've been getting these random messages that programs have been automatically installed and my system will automatically reboot in a set amount of time (usually about 15 minutes) and gives me the option to restart later and then brings up the message a few minutes later when i choose this. I searched my task manager and compared it an online list and have found that i think i have processes on there that should not be. such as LSASS.EXE, WINLOGON.EXE, some attached to SVCHOST.EXE, CRSS.EXE, and others. I may be wrong because in the processes they were all caps like that, but on the list ones such as crss.exe were lower case. I don't really know. I've never had any experience in dealing with these things because i'm usually very careful and don't file share or do other activities where there is a high risk to pick these things up, but i guess it's my time. lol Thank you very much for the service you provide and the knowledge you have. The rest of us would be lost without help from people like you!DDS (Ver_09-01-18.01) - FAT32x86 Run by Rosita at 1:57:04.40 on Wed 01/21/... Read more

Answer:problems starting and shutting down windows

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread. Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scans:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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Hi all

I've had this issues for ages now and its driving me mad! I've had all the fans ect cleaned out in case it was due to overheating but the fans are all working and its still shutting down. Tends to do it more when my son is running games like Minecraft or Kodu and is showing in the event ID as 1001 BugCheck and 41 Kernel-power.

Any help, ideas or advice would be great, thanks all

Answer:Shutting down & re-starting on its own!

Hi when you get the shut downs are you getting a blue screen if so then please follow the instructions here http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
and upload the dump files etc we can then have analyst go through them and get back with some suggestions to help you.

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Im running WinXp Pro/SP1, just did a clean install, got spysweeper, Antivirus, etc......just begining to install my normal apps, games, etc.....I tweaked a few things, but every other time I use my pc, It shuts off and re-starts, says problem is:

C:\windows\system32\lass.exe

Status Code 1073741819

Its getting annoying and I dont know how to to stop this, any help is appreciated!

Also while Im here, anyone know how to dis-able the Documents History from the "start"?
 

Answer:**PC Keeps Shutting Down/Re-Starting!**

IIRC, lass.exe is a trojan/backdoor. Might want to run ad-aware/spybot and see if that fixes it up. Are you sure it isn't lsass.exe? I've never seen lass.exe give a Status/Exit code before.

To get rid of Recent Documents from the start menu, right click the taskbar => properties. Go to the "Start Menu" tab and click Customize. Go to the advanved tab and uncheck the box at the bottom. Apply/OK out and it should be gone.
 

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For about a week now I've been having numerous problems with trying to start up and shutting down the PC.start up - press button, PC loads up goes through to the XP screen and then shuts down but the power light stays on and it goes through the process again and again. Usually I have to press the power button to fully switch it off, and then press it to turn on again. Eventually the problem seems to resolve itself, however the PC seems to freeze quite a lot.shutting down - I go through the normal process, but it doesn't actually close down, sometimes the screen just freezes so again I have to use the on/off button.A third problem when I tried to do a system restore (to see if this would resolve the problem) there was nothing to restore it back to - the calendar didn't show so I couldn't restore.I've run AVG anti virus and nothing shows up and I keep getting trojans put into the vault when I do an anti spyware, despite running several cleaners.

Answer:Starting jup and Shutting down

Sounds like possible power supply problem, or memory.Disconnect any hardware you can manage without and use the PC for a while. Run a system file check click here, run a disc check click here. Which anti-spyware products are you using and what are the trojans that keep reappearing?

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I?m using windows XP sp3...

MSInfo:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ***********
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~2599 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0312, 1/30/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name *********\*********
Time Zone ****** Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 990.95 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

1) Every time I start my PC I always having a black screen, the LCD's LEDs would just be blinking...Then I have to restart it or hit the reset button before my monitor would display.

2) Every time I would shut down my pc I would have to go to the Task Manager and I would manually end some program (can't remember what they are sorry about that) in order for me to shut it down.

Thanks for the Help...

Answer:Having a problem when starting-up and when shutting down!

It would be very helpful to know what program you are shutting down in the Task Manager.Look in the Event Viewer and see what errors are showing up at the times that this is happening.Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.Warnings will appear as a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark inside.When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.

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I custom built a new pc two months ago all was working fine and one day I just opened the case to clear the dust and then after cleaning i tried to start the system but the system was not booting. The motherboard was up and all my case fans and cpu fan was running and it turned on for a few seconds and went off the light on the motherboard glitched once or twice or thrice and then it turned off and then turned on again and again after a few seconds it turned off. I saw a checklist and it was written that not to work on your computer on a carpet but I forgot about that so can you please help me out. I am really worried because it is a brand new pc which I built and I use it everyday to do my work on it. It is the only system I have to work on. Awaiting your answer.

Answer:PC starting for few seconds and shutting down

If the carpet has a "man - made fibre" content, static electricity can build up in your body which can discharge through whatever you touch.
If you are getting no POST BEEPS you may have fried the RAM or the MOBO

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Is there any software which will allow me to automatically start & shut down the computer at a set time?
 

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Hi,



Just need some instruction on how to change the Windows is shutting down picture to my own picture. I want to see my family picture instead of Windows is shutting down message. Also instead of Windows XP black screen when the windows starting... I will put my family picture instead of the black screen. Thanks for the hand.

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Can anyone shed light my way... this just started happening, I haven't installed or uninstalled anything lately, so I stumped as to why it started.

When I go to the "start" button > click on "restart" or "shut down",
nothing happens the first time, except the screen fades to greyscale. Then I let things alone for a few minutes... then again, and most times on the second try... something happens, depending what I selected.

Is there anything i should check in the registry? or some sort of set-up somewhere...?
Wogster.
 

Answer:Trouble shutting down or re:starting XP

It could possibly be a corrupted or missing file. Try a system restore to a point before the trouble started.
 

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I used registry mechanic to tidy up the reg in vista HP and it needed a restart. upon restarting it said configouring 1 of 3 updates do not switch off - all pretty regular with windows update but as it got to number 3 it shut down and went into a loop of restarting and shutting down - even in safe mode. I have fixed it by invoking system restore from the safe mode menu and all is well but I wonder if anyone knows why it went like that? Was it registry mechanic or windows update?RegardsJames

Answer:Endless starting and shutting down

I doubt a windows update could cause this. I think that reg mechanic had removed or changed a peice of reg that was used by windows update which invoked this looping.

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Hello, guys! Before 1 week I bought a second hand computer for gaming. There weren't any problems until today. Now when I start it, it works fine and after 5-10-15 min it shuts down and right after that it starts again, then after 5 seconds it shuts down again and right after that it starts, again and again. What do you think may be the cause of the problem?

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My computer is really slow starting up i keep getting this message that my windows version is not genuine.... can anyone help me speed this up and stop some of these pop ups when on ie....??? i am using windows xp...
 

Answer:Computer Really slow starting up and shutting down....

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Hi,
I am running Windows 10 generally without any problems but recently a peculiar panel appears on shut down or start up. The panel reads as follows
Another instance is running
Failed to save settings: Unable to save config to file.
Nothing seems amiss but it would be good to get rid of it. Any suggestions (Not too technical) appreciated.
Regarsd Carper

Answer:Peculiar panel when starting up or shutting down l

are you on a network?

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Alright, it has come to this. For the past few weeks, my computer has been very slow (2-5 minutes) on both booting up and shutting down. I've turned everything off of msconfig, uninstalled things, disabled services... I'm not dual booting. Any further tips for startup/shutdown?

Answer:Starting up and shutting down extremely slow

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Zagadka


Alright, it has come to this. For the past few weeks, my computer has been very slow (2-5 minutes) on both booting up and shutting down. I've turned everything off of msconfig, uninstalled things, disabled services... I'm not dual booting. Any further tips for startup/shutdown?



There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.

Ken

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My computer only runs in safe mode. I have had to restart it a million times by holding the on/off button which i never do to shut it down. It gets stuck on start up or shut down. I can't go on internet or do scans for viruses it stops half way and stops responding. I am running scans in safe mode because it's the only way. I can go on internet fine in safe mode and do most scans but that's about it. please help!

Answer:computer not starting up and shutting down properly

Any onscreen error messages? Verbatim, please.

What changes were made...circa the time when problems first developed?

Louis

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i have a sony vaio p8400/3gb ram/250gb hd .
once unknowingly my comp was not plugged in.& it shut down when the battery was empty.
it started ,no probs.there. but it started to behave awkwardly since then . Once again this happened my battery indicator in the taskbarbar was gone. i managed to recover it from taskbar properties->notification area . but the battery started showing a max of 80% . the charging lights on the outside didnot bleep . Next time it happened the volume control was gone .
But the real prob was yesterday .it was some half charged showing .suddenly it went off .i started it . it showed something rescue . it went off . i charged it .it was showing the charging lights again after so much time. i went off again . it starts in safe mode & then it is off sometimes immediately ;at other times after restarting again . if i charge it when off it shows the charging lights which goes off as soon as windows starts in normal mode.
is this a problem with the damn vista or some hardware issue.

i love my machine & i use it to download & upload torrents for 24hours at a strech sometimes.
i love the net . cant live without it .
Give me a life
 

Answer:A little help needed ;computer shutting down/not starting

If the battery is more than a year old, it is done...
If you have discharged it a lot, it is done.
Time to buy a new battery as there is no way to deal with this one. There are some good ones on eBay at half the US price that work fine... but you have to shop carefully.
All laptops licensed for sale in the USA and many other countries are required to have a chip that tracks the battery use and shuts it down before it can be of danger to the public. So the chip counts a number of things that are not made public... one, among many, is the age of the battery. Another is the number of total discharges. Another is voltage defects... Then there are chip errors as well.
The bottom line is that when the monitoring chip says you are done, you are done... unless it was still under warranty by Sony... usually they are warranteed for one year.
If your batter is less than a year old, call Sony... They will send you a refurbished battery that will last until at least the end of the warranty period... but not a new one that will last for an entire year.
If the battery or the laptop is out of warranty, it is time to get that new battery poste haste.
 

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They both takes about 5 minutes each. I'm not sure if it's a virus, or some kind of malware. I use AVG and have tried using Hitman Pro. It has since expired.

Hitman I particularly liked because it combines several anti-malware programs into one and you can use it without causing a conflict. What do you usually do when your anti-malware program fails to turn up anything and the problem still exists. Just I'd hate to have to fully remove and update one anti-malware to install another.

Answer:Computer starting up and shutting down very slowly

Running multiple AV softwares may be the cause of your problem.Run chkdsk first. Then check device manager for flags. Then check Event Viewer for hints of significant and/or chronic problems. Check MSCONFIG for possible malware starting. Then start uninstalling everything you don't need.How full is your hard drive ?Run MyDefrag.

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hi my parents xp pc is sooooo slow starting up, running and shutting down! not sure why! have uninstalled norton security and i have pc tools spyware with antivirus running. pc does have norton goback 4.0 on it. not sure how to solve the speed. have looked online but everyone seems to suggest lots of programs to solve it! pc says it doesnt need defragmentation either! all help offered appreciated!

Answer:pc slow in starting up, running and shutting down

Though it says it does not defrag do it anyway. But first you need to clear out all Temp Files and Cookies etc Remove all unused programs from add remove programs in control panel

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bought a kit from tiger direct. put it together the pc powers on for 2-3 seconds shuts off turns on shuts off all in 3-6 second loops. i get no pic on my monitor removed the sticks and all connections to board for my hard drive and cd drive but still same issue. am i missing something?
below are the pieces i bought

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=A455-2866

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=CP2-AM2-6000

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=O261-8038

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=TSD-250AS7 BM

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=ULT-LS600

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Answer:new pc build keeps shutting down and starting up with no signal to monitor

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I shut down my computer last night, or i slept it, i don't remember which because i walked away. I came home from work, turned on my computer and stepped away, upon coming back i noticed it said windows recovered from a BSOD.

This is the first time I've encountered this error.

The only thing ive changed recently is I installed the Intel HD 4000 driver and the Lucid Virtu MVP Drivers.

Please help me track this down. I just built the computer a few weeks ago, so its a fresh OEM Install of Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Specs are as follows:

i7 3770k Ivy Bridge Cpu
ASUS Z77 Sabertooth Motherboard
Geforce GTX 680 (Zotac)
16gb Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 RAM
Corsair Force3 GT 60gb SSD (SSD Cache)
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black HDD (Raided With SSD to Cache)
Corsair H100 Closed Loop Watercooler
Noctua NF F12 FocusFlow Fans on H100
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Soundcard
Corsair AX 750 Gold PSU w/ White cables
Corsair 600T SE White Case
LG Lightscribe Bluray Multi Drive
26" Doublesight 263n S-IPS Monitor
Noppoo Choc Mini Mech Keyboard
Razer Naga & Deathadder Mice

Yes there is irrelevant info in there but its easier to C&P it from another forum were I posted pictures of the computer i built ;p

Answer:BSOD - Shutting Down/Starting Up/Sleeping/Waking

The analysis indicates a Stop 0x124 which is a hardware error

If you are overclocking try resetting your processor to standard settings and see if that helps.

If you continue to get BSODS, here are some things you may want to consider.

This is usually heat related, defective hardware, memory or even processor though it is"possible" that it is driver related (rare).






Quote:
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Synopsis:

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:

1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.
2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled.
If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.
3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware.
It is good practice to run the latest drivers anyway.
4) Update the motherboard BIOS according t... Read more

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I had an Asus A6000 series notebook with Windows XP home. Quite recently i had formatted my system, but it started to slow down and when it starts there is a jarring noise and when ever i click something the sound is broken down. The system takes a lot of time to perform any task. my c drive is about 25 GB and 50% space in it is free.
I have downloaded Hjackthis and run it. here is the log file. I am novice to computer field and i need some help in analysing this data. hope this would help in fixing the problem.
 

Answer:Notebooks lags whhile starting and shutting down

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/834809-how-remove-malware.html

eddie
 

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I recently upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit. I shut down my computer as normal, but then when I later go to press the power button to turn it back on, nothing happens! It's like the computer isn't even plugged in. However, if I disconnect the 24-pin ATX power connector going to my motherboard and plug it back in, voilŗ! It turns on with no problem. I didn't have this issue with Windows XP SP3, and I didn't change any hardware when I installed Windows 7.

Anyone have any ideas? System specs in sig.
 

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Dear all
Merry Xmas to all of you.
I am new to this forum and I really need some advice and guidance from more experienced members.
I have a Toshiba Equium L40 17M laptop. Its running Windows Vista Home Premium
Recently I started to have some issues with it i.e. Slow starting up, shutting down, freezing and the C Drive getting filled up for no reason even though I have only got some photos and songs on it - no downloading and keeping of items from the internet. .
I don't really want to get rid of the laptop as I am so used to it. However, I have some questions and wonder if other users can guide me please.
1). I want to redo the laptop to how it was when I bought it. I bought the Recovery CD from Toshiba a while back but the pack only contain 1 disc - does anyone know if the Recovery disc is only 1 or should it be 2?
2) Can I change the hard drive to a bigger one i.e 500gb? is it difficult to do?
3) Can I change Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium?
If I can manage to do all the above, then I think I will end up with a good laptop for another few years
Any help will greatly be appreciated
Many thanks
Sharif

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The computer BSOD when:

Starting Sleep Mode
Or
Shutting Down
or
Restarting

(sometimes, not always)





? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ?
Win7 Pro SP1
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64
? What was original installed OS on system?
Win 7 Pro
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version OEM
? Age of system (hardware)
2 years old
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
6 months
? CPU
i7 960 @ 3.20 Ghz
? Video Card
ATI Radeon HD 5900 Serie

? MotherBoard
Don't Know
? Power Supply - brand & wattage
APC 650

Answer:BSOD when: Starting Sleep Mode or Shutting Down the computer

Quote:





Originally Posted by Ephemare


The computer BSOD when:

Starting Sleep Mode
Or
Shutting Down
or
Restarting

(sometimes, not always)





? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ?
Win7 Pro SP1
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64
? What was original installed OS on system?
Win 7 Pro
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version OEM
? Age of system (hardware)
2 years old
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
6 months
? CPU
i7 960 @ 3.20 Ghz
? Video Card
ATI Radeon HD 5900 Serie

? MotherBoard
Don't Know
? Power Supply - brand & wattage
APC 650




Try disable RAC-agent and set the sleeping/turning off mode to "NEVER".

That will solve the problem i think. That was i did to solve it.

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Hello,I am having problems with my laptop computer. It is a Toshiba Satellite A-105 with Windows XP Home. Every time I go to turn it on, the green lights come on showing me it is about to start and I can hear it, and then immediately the computer shuts down. The computer will then repeat process (about 5 times) of starting up and then a few seconds later shutting down (without me touching the power on button). I have checked the battery and the power source, and there is nothing wrong with either. Therefore, I think it has something to do with my computer itself. One thing to note: I recently added Netscape Navigator and had problems with the internet freezing on me while using Navigator. Then, my computer froze and I was unable to end the program (control + alt + delete), so I ended up having to power off the computer manually. I think this is the last time the computer worked normally, but I am not 100% sure. Any advice would be greatly appreciated  !!! Thank you very much!

Answer:Problem with laptop starting up and then shutting down (never fully turning on)

Just a random thing that may help...Approx how old is this laptop?

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ever since I installed windows 10 my desktop computer shuts down or restarts (not sure which one) by its self in same mode. when it firs shut down/restarted all of my pictures were gone and some things would not open. if I restart the computer my self it starts up normal but midway through the day ill come back to it and the computer will be in safe mode. today it shut down/restarted with an error message. it said the computer would restart but instead it froze. I had to improperly shut down the computer multiple times because safe mode would not let me restart the computer or because the screen.

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I have a W520 with the NVIDIA Quadro 1000M. Soon after I received it, I noticed that the screen was often going black for a second or so, sometimes multiples times in a row. It happens mostly on startup and shutdown. I just installed the latest software from Nvidia website and have now driver 8.17.12.8562. It didn't help, if anything it made it worst (the aero interface crashed on the first boot after the update). Any other people experiencing similar issues?

Answer:Screen flickering (turning black for a second) when starting and shutting down

hey Dominic999,welcome to the forums.could you try the Lenovo drivers available at >>http://support.lenovo.com instead?also try with generic drivers, meaning uninstall the current graphic driver and let windows install its own drivers.





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Hello I was wondering if anyone could help me out

When booting up windows 7 before the login screen the screen will flash(black) like a second and the windows start up sound is not in sync like it starts pretty low volume then turns loud during halfway of the sound. Then if I was shutting down windows 7 the screen by pressing "Shutting down" the screen will blink(black for a second) then show "Shutting down". I would appreciate if anyone could help out.

Answer:When Starting/shutting windows 7 a flash(black screen) and not in sync

I may be wrong but this sounds pretty normal to me. I see different behavior with different video cards on my Windoz machines.

ETA: Welcome to the forum, fine group of folks here.

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Hey Guys,

I've had my Dell Studio 1558 Laptop (Windows 7) for around 2 years and 9 months. Iv'e been having a fair few problems with it ever since I bought it.

This time it's been playing up mostly when Iv'e been facebook gaming within the last few weeks (more often anyway). Where it will just decide to freeze and becomes un-responsive where pressing even Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work. I'm forced to hold down the power button to force a shut-down and then start it up again. If my facebook game isn't open generally at the moment I don't tend to get problems.

Although prior to this over the last approx. month, my laptop was shutting down or restarting without warning. Sometimes it will still do this after freezing, it will just shut itself down and stay turned off until I power it back on or restart itself instead. Twice within the last week or so it wasn't able to start up properly and attempted to do a 'system restore' but failed. But after that it was able to start up again. A few times when it shut down and I had to press the power button a few times because it kept powering down instantly each time I pressed the button.

I've had to send it away twice already once for a dead Hard Disk Drive needing replacing and the other time for the fan/heat sink needing replacing. Both times before I had trouble with this laptop randomly shutting down or restarting (rarely freezing though). When my HDD failed my computer was unusable and wouldn't start at all, and when my fan/... Read more

Answer:Dell Studio 1558 Laptop Freezing and Randomly Shutting-Down or Re-Starting

Hello lilkimmy2468

How many other programs/browser tabs do you have open when you are playing these Facebook games? It seems possible that you are trying to get your laptop to do too much. From what I can see the Dell Studio 1558 laptop comes with 4GB of memory, which may sounds a lot, but once you are running a few programs and resource heavy programs (especially on the memory such as Facebook games), it can slow down your laptop, possibly creating the issues you have.

If you are only running your browser with one tab open, you may have a memory issue, so you may have to run a memory test/diagnostic, depending on your answer to the above.

I will say that it sounds like your laptop needs some general care and attention, when was the last time you run a disk defrag or disk cleanup? How do you normally use your laptop, does it sit on a flat side where air can circulate easy? We may need to run some extra repairs/checks to make sure everything is working correctly, the last thing you need is to do a system restore but then find that fails for some reason, disastrous.

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hi I have learnt my neighbour my lap top to do his school work. he gave it back to me with a starting up problem. he calms he did nothing.

I really need my stuff on my laptop. the starting up repair doesnt not work. neither does putting it back to a earlier stage.

I have windows 7 ultimate. I have no windows disk .

please can someone assist. would really appreciate it

Answer:starting up problems, starting up repair not helping

You did do "startup repair"? Did you click "view diagnostics details" (or something similar)? It displays the tests it did and the results. I'm not interested in status 0x0 status. What tests had status other than 0x0?

Did you try "system restore" to a date/rime priot to having problems?

What is exactly happening on normal boot?

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Hi,

Recently, IE keeps shutting off, and AVG showed some issues with Resident Shield not working. Had to re-install AVG, but problems with IE still persist, and I have some slowness. I've run a rootkit scan, found a hidden file called brognet.exe and some hidden .dll files (6). Looking for advice on what the issue is.

Here is my main log:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by John on 2007-11-22 13:42:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
8: 2007-11-22 15:59:34 UTC - RP292 - Scheduled Checkpoint
7: 2007-11-22 03:53:40 UTC - RP291 - Installed AVG 7.5
6: 2007-11-22 03:41:42 UTC - RP290 - Installed AVG 7.5
5: 2007-11-22 03:40:28 UTC - RP289 - Removed AVG 7.5
4: 2007-11-22 01:28:00 UTC - RP288 - Windows Update


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-11-17 15:25:21 UTC - RP285 - Windows Update


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as John.exe) ------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:44:01 PM, on 11/22/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16546)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:IE keeps shutting off, problems with AVG

User is being helped at another forum:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=144033

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When i try to shut down my pc it freezes, and i have to switch off the power.What can i do, is this the worm virus???

Answer:Problems shutting down XP

What you can do is follow the advice at click hereNo, it isn't the msblast worm.

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50% of the times I shutdown, I get to the 'Windows is shutting down' screen, and that's as far as it goes. I have to press 'reset', wait for scandisk to run, then try again, when it usually works O.K. Any ideas?

Answer:Shutting down problems

does scan disk find any problems with your files?

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when i play any game such as unreal tournament or many others my computer will just shut off after about 30mins 45 mins
i have ran virus and all so i dont know what to do please help
 

Answer:shutting off problems

Have you ran a memory scan? Could be a bad memory chip. Had a bad one a while back, and it would restart the system as the chips became fragmented and full of crap no longer running. Info would try to run off the bad portion of the memory, and my pc would restart right there, no warning. check that first.
 

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I installed XP onto my PCEverything seems to be working well apart from when I come to shut the system down.XP closes all the windows but leave the message that "It is now safe to turn your computer off"But this message Just hangs there and the system does not auto shut down and I have to remember to turn off manually

Answer:Shutting down problems with XP

for xpclick here

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My HP laptop running Win 7 has been having problems shutting down about every other time in the past 2 months.

What could be the cause of this. Some programs are still active and seem to stop the shut down process.

Answer:Shutting down problems--Win 7

Hello welcome to TSF! We need more details. What symptoms are you having? Have you installed anything prier of this happening? Did you change any thing before this started?

What is the make and model of your machine. Also your profile says you have Windows xp yet your are posting in a Windows Vista/7 forum. WHich version of Windows do you have?

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I am New to this and am excited to seek help from this forum. I have some irritating problems with my PC. I am running windows 2000 and it's not shutting down properly. It tell me WIN MIN is running or something like that. Also i am getting pop up after pop up, some of them affending. I am using this computer for my business so any help as soon as possible would be very greatly appreciated. ..... I have included my HiJackThis Log data.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:19:40 PM, on 12/12/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\EFFICI~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WFXSVC.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winlogon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
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Answer:Pop-ups and Win Min Problems when shutting down????

Answered here:

http://forums.techguy.org/t186889/s.html

Please don't post duplicates.
 

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I cannot shut down my pc. When i try to shut down my pc freezes, and i have to switch off the power. I have looked on the microsoft website but no luck.

Answer:Problems shutting down XP

It may well be a software issue here...I had this once, I downloaded the latest the drivers/software for my modem and all seemed ok. I also found that Norton firewall hung the pc alot at the shut down stage. Since moved to AVG, and BB I have no problems now.

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Recently, my laptop hasn't been shutting down properly. Whenever I go to turn it off it doesn't respond, so you have to keep going to start-turn off-turn off over and over again. Either that happens or when I try to turn it off I get the 'End Now' program box coming up with something about ending ccAp, the odd thing is that yesterday it shut down without a problem, which is the first time in a few days that it's done that, and today it's gone funny again! Can anyone help me figure out what is wrong at all? Thank you!
 

Answer:Shutting Down Problems

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I have just built a new PC for myself and I am having problems with shutting it down. Sometimes, not all the time when I am in Windows and I will select turn off or reboot the computer goes through the shutdown sequence. The monitor turns off, but the fans and power light remain on. So to turn it off completely I have to hold down the power button until it stops.
Any thoughts on what is happening?

Specs:
2gb RAM Corsair
AMD Athlong 64x2 4800+
MSI K9N Neo V3
GeForce 8400
380W Antec PSU
Thank you for any help.
Dre0745
 

Answer:Shutting down problems

Most of the time a shutdown problem is caused by a poorly written driver. Does the shutdown problem happen if you are in safe mode?
 

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hi, after i updated my A8N32-SLI Deluxe mobo's bios to version 1205, i started having shut down errors. when ever i tell windows to shut down, it does so, but right when the power is supposed to cut off, it doesnt, and my computer restarts... is there a setting in the bios that i should change to fix this? or is this a windows problem?
 

Answer:problems shutting down

I use the same BIOS and mine works fine. It might possibly be in Power options in the BIOS but I wouldn't count on it. You could give it a shot though.
 

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Whenever i want to shutdown my windows xp, i go to start and shutdown and then the screen just remains the same with my desktop in the back, icon, wallpaper and all the good stuff - and if i try to open something, a little dialog box appears saying that windows in shutting down

then after about 5 minutes windows actually starts shutting down and switches screen to the saving settings and the powering off or whatever comes next and then it finally shuts off

Does anyone know what the problem could be and how to fix it??
 

Answer:Problems shutting down

Have you tried going to "msconfig" under the "start-up" tab and removing any programs from running in the background? Your problem may be a program hanging.
 

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well i have windows xp home edition lots of times when i go and try to shutdown the pc it wont shutdown it just stay there and nothing happen i try to press the power button because as you may already know you can tell windows to shutdown by just pressing it but that also wont work just leaving me the option to shutdown the pc by pressing the power button for 5 seconds if anyone could help i will really be grateful
 

Answer:XP shutting down problems

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hey when i try shut down or restart my pc it frozes, i don't have adware, spyware or viruses on my pc, i got Norton Antivirus 2006, Ad-Aware SE Personal and Spybot - Search & Destroy

Answer:shutting down problems

Check the Event Viewer and see if an App is getting hung on shut-down. Also you can use MSCONFIG to turn off certain programs and see if it will shut down normally when a certain one isn't started on boot.

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Hi!
I have this problem since I last installed Windows.
When I shut down the computer it takes it up to 5 minutes to turn off. This happens when I use the special key on the keyboard, because if I try to shut it down from start menu>>turn off the same amount of time is required for the prompt with Shut Down...Restart and Stand By to appear.
This is not to annoying, but it becomes so when I have to reboot after an installation or something.
I managed to take a video recording of the screen and this is what it came out:
at first all goes well...it prompts: "Windows is shutting down..."
and it stays like so for a while and then...very quickly: "Machine group policies finished."
and : "Stopping Windows File Protection..."
finally "Windows is shutting down..." appears again and it shuts down.
What should I do?
 

Answer:Shutting Down Problems

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When i shut down on an ATX Motherboard the shut down process gets to the windows is prepering to shut down screen and then freezing so i now have to turn it of manually like an AT Motherboard.HELP ME PLEASE!

Answer:Problems Shutting Down

Operating System?

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I have several problems which I'm not sure are linked.

Firstly when I try to shut down the PC - I get error message 'ebaytbdaemon.ex' which I then have to click on before the PC powers down.

Secondly I am unable to click directly on a link within an e-mail (OE) - doing so just produces the egg timer icon - when this happens if I attempt to close OE, again the screen 'hangs' with an error message. I was advised to delete cookies as a way around this but to no avail.

I realise that pasting the link into the main browser window is an option (probably safer!) although sometimes this is not always possible - but I am curious as to why the problem has developed in the first place.

Finally I have noticed several messages stating that my PC is low on virtual memory. This coincides with any application - even opening a word document - running painfully slow. On one occasion tonight I was advised that my system did not have enough memory to open Word Help!

I have run AVG/Ad-aware but no help. Also I notice that the problem with virtual memory appears to come and go ie everything runs fine - then slows - then is fine again.

I would say that I have run a defrag analysis which suggests this is necessary so presumably this is not helping matters. I aim to do this as soon as I finish posting this!

Any advice to any of the above ramblings would - as ever - be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Problems shutting down with XP

Any help with the above would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Hey , i was browsing the net for some good place to find answers and this seemed like the right place, i got a new comp about 2 month ago , and beeing an old xp lover ive struggled abit with vista , but the other day something new started to happen.

I play WoW alot and it seems as soon as i try and play wow , "not only wow but when doing other stuff aswell" my computer just shutts off , it doesnt automaticly logg out or restart , everything just shuts down and restarts , no error msg`s no nothing. Ive tried to find what`s wrong myself but tbh , im no genius when it comes to software. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

i`ll post info about the pc and hope it helps:

xfx Geforce 9800GTX 512mb
creative sb x-fi XtremeGamer
Western Digital Caviar 500 BG sata 2 16mb 7200RPM
Intel Core#2 duo e8400 3.0Ghz
Corsair Powersupply 550w ATX/EPS 120 mm fan , 4x sata , SLI

Think thats the info u need , oh and another thing , my daughter was playing around the comp the other day and knocked a glass off water out , alittle came on / inside the PC , but i shut it off and cleaned / dried it up carefully , nothing seemed to have broke , but then again I might be wrong , just seems odd that it restarts the way it does.

Answer:Problems with PC shutting down.

check if it lists anything in the event viewer at the time it occurs

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Im running windows XP

Everythings is great except for when i try to shut down.

I go to shut down and at the "windows is shutting down" screen ,it just stays there.Like it has freezed.

Heres a Hijack Log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:13:56 a.m., on 14/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA Technologies, Inc\VIA Audio Driver Setup Program\AudioDeck\AudioDeck.exe
C:\Program Files\Intern... Read more

Answer:Shutting Down Problems

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O16 - DPF: {FCF289D4-0AC8-4ED8-BE31-E8AF09606AB5} (download_35mb_com.applet) - http://static.35mb.com/applet/applet_o.cab

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".
 

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My laptop will not shut down or restart. It seems to just go into sleep mode and then drains my battery. What can I do?

Answer:Problems with shutting down

You must try to find out why this happen.
I presume some background running process ?blocks? shutdown somehow.

Before you try to switch it off open task manager, check the list of running processes and try to end some of them manually. Maybe you will find out which of them can be responsible for this issue.
Especially check processes that belong to some application you have maybe installed at least.

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Hello, I've been having problems shutting down my laptop for a few months. Sometimes when I try to shut down my computer, it will log off my desktop and indefinitely produce a Windows 7 background with the words "Logging Off" without completing the shut down, regardless of how long I wait.

Usually when my laptop shuts down successfully, it'll produce this screen with the words "Logging Off", which will then change to "Shutting Down", and then complete a successful shut down.

I'm running a Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit on an Acer Aspire 1420P. I use Comodo Personal Firewall and Avira AntiVir Personal - both the free editions.

Thanks for the help!

Answer:Problems Shutting Down

Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:msconfigClick OK (hit Enter in Vista).Click on Startup tab.Click Disable allIMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.Click Services tab.Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft servicesClick Disable all.Click OK.Restart computer in Normal Mode.NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.Try to shut it down now.

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Well i am currently using a laptop. It is a Acer aspire 5585WXMI.

Recently i am encountering problems in shutting it down. The screen will show that it is shutting down, but the computer would just not power off. I have to manually press the on/off button to shut it down. I have even waited for one hour for the power to be off, but it just cant power off by itself.

Anyone can help? Thanks.

Answer:Shutting Down Problems

These problems are usually caused by a program not terminating properly - which prevents Vista from closing gracefully. I'd suggest checking your Event Viewer for errors around the time that you try to shut it down. Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then click on the Windows logs and look for errors in the System and Application log files.

Another way to troubleshoot this would be to close all open applications before trying to shut down. If it shuts down, then it was one of the open applications that was causing it. If it doesn't shut down, then try closing all the stuff in the System Tray (by the clock) and then try to shut down. If that doesn't work, then go to the Processes Tab in Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and start ending the processes there. After a bunch of attempts you should be able to locate the offending item.

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Ok, here goes...About 2 months ago i bought a brand new dell with xp pro installed. Last weekend it started acting dodgy, most of the time when i turned it on it would go to the welcome screen and just freeze, ctrl alt del wouldnt do anything so i had to turn it off manually. I kept restarting it and after 7 attempts i finally logged in successfully. I then did a system restore to the previous weekend and i thought this sorted the problem out. It did to a degree, it doesnt freeze at the welcome screen anymore. However, i have 2 user accounts on my pc and when i try to log off either of them, nothing happens. I try to shut down and a message pops up saying 'users are still logged in, would u like to log them off?' I click yes and nothing happens, as if the computer just disregards what i just told it do. Its not a major problem, just an annoyance. Whats worse is a cant find my windows xp disc to re install again. Any ideas?Cheers guys

Answer:Shutting down problems - xp pro

Give me a break!!!139,000 users and no-one can help me!!!

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Im using Windows vista and recently its stopped being able to shutdown completly.
Ran hijackthis scan and got this report..
can anyone help solve this problem?
all suggestions welcome

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:14:48, on 16/08/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 4\VAIOUpdt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools\MarketingTools.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Network Utility\LANUtil.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exe
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I'm getting error messages when I try to shut down and I'm being redirected to a different way to connect to the net when I open up. Here's my Hijack this log. Please can someone help? Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 00:19:48, on 15/09/03
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON UTILITIES\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PQSC\PROGRAM\CPCTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMPA.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 4\CREATECD\CREATECD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON UTILITIES\SYSDOC32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SLLIGHTS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.btopenworld.com/searchpane
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Today I installed windows xp on my sisters Dell Vostro 1710. The problem is, when i try to restart or shut down the pc, it doesnt do it. It closes the explorer.exe, but gets stuck there. It just sits with the background image on the screen. The only way i could shut it down is holding down the power button. How could i fix this?

Answer:problems shutting down xp

see if anything at the following helps

http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

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iam an aol broadband user and sometimes when i quit aol the sign on screen stays on the desktop.when i select exit from the taskbar it closes but when i go to shut down my pc there are a few windows open ie aol tray shutting down but it wont shut down i have to press the reset button. HELP

Answer:problems shutting down

See if this helps - click hereThere are version-specific links to the left

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after installing ie9 99% of the time when i shut windows down it comes up and says it is waiting for a program to finish most of the time it is the side bar but not all the time
iam not sure if it is ie9 that has caused the problem but it seems strange that it started all started after installing it

can any body help

thank you

Answer:shutting down problems

I would try uninstalling IE9 to see if the problem persists.

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Hi every oneI have a 3 month old Toshiba laptop (came preloaded with Vista home premium ) which for that last couple of weeks has re started automatically every time I shutdown.I have googled this and tried every tip I can find (turning off auto re start etc) but to no avail.The only way to shut it down and for it to stay off is to hold the power button.I think this happened after a windows update

Answer:Shutting down problems

From the start button do you use the "on /off button" or do you use the arrow to the right of it and then choose shut down?Have you recently changed you power saving options?

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Hi, over the past few days when I go to shut down my laptop it can take about 3 attempts at clicking shut down until it actually does. There's occasionally a program I need to end and the box comes up saying that but then doesn't do anything. Can anyone help?

Thanks.
 

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I am not sure if these are in any way related, but they are in the way that they are extremely frustrating!!!

Problem A) When my ethernet cable jiggles loose, and then i stick it back it, sometimes (but not always) my computer with BSOD and restart.

B) If I leave my computer on, overnight or w/e, and do not close the lid or anything (or even if I do) my computer will end up shutting down. Not restarting itself, but completely shutting down. I don't havve my settings set to do this... so its weird.

C) When I am playing Black and White 2, which my computer is 100% compatible with, I do not get very far before the computer just restarts itself. No BSOD, just restarts itself.

Also, sometimes my wireless card is very weird and will not pick up or will drop a connection that it previously had in the exact location. Usually restarting this fixes it, but its still annoying.

Oh and my computer is a Gateway C-140x running Vista Home Premium, 2.0GHZ Santa Rosa, 2 Gigs of Ram, etc.
 

Answer:Shutting Down Problems

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My start up time is very slow. The internet is slow. I can deal with that but the last two days I can't power off my laptop the normal way. It just hangs there with a black screen but my keyboard and power button stays lit up. I have to hold down the power button to shut it down. I don't show any viruses. Ran various system checks shows nothing. Haven't downloaded any new apps or programs. Can you help?
 

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Just lately,when trying to shut down the computer after surfing I have experienced the following,maybe on 50% of occasions.
Screen flashes for a moment then blue screen displays the following message: WINDOWS
"An exception OE has occurred at 0028:CD A64667 in V x D.This was called from 0028:CD9C6C30 in V x D.
It may be possible to continue normally.Press any key to continue"
Pressing a key has always brought back the final page of AOL to close,I then manage to shut down normally.Just a bit worried that one day something major will go wrong so any ideas will be much appreciated.Thank you.
 

Answer:Problems shutting down.

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Hi, One of my customers brought in a T420 that won't shutdown properly it stays stuck at the " Shutting Down" Screen and freezes there has anyone else encountered this problem? I did a couple checks on it Memory and hdd are fine I'm really not quite sure what the cause would be. Especially since it's intermittent some time it will turn off some times it freezes. I tough it might be some processes in the back screwing stuff up so I clean booted and did a shutdown and it froze.  Help on this matter would be greatly appreciated, He's a good customer of mine and I would like to keep him happy.

Answer:Problems Shutting Off T420

Everbest,Sounds like some programs are not closing properly. Next time before you shut down. Try closing all your running applications and see if it shuts down properly?You mentioned you did a clean booted, do you mean you did a factory restore?Thanks

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Ive been running this operating system for about a year now with no problems. In the last few days however, whenever I shut down the system, everything goes fine until it exits the desktop and goes to the blue background. When it reaches the "Windows is shutting down..." screen, it just hangs. Its not locked up as I can still move the mouse and the dialog box, it just will not shut down.

Any ideas on how to remedy this issue?
EDIT: Add/Remove Programs just hangs at this as well
 

Answer:problems with Windows XP x64 shutting down

See if it hangs when shutting down and running add/remove programs in Safe Mode as well, if Safe Mode shut down and add/remove programs functions properly, then it is probably some program you installed and you can try disabling/uninstalling them one by one. Or it could be a driver that needs to be updated or perhaps even a piece of hardware going bad. Could be difficult to diagnose, so be prepaired to do some work.
 

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Basically, I have a laptop that, whenever I play certain games, I get about ten minutes of game-play, then it just shuts down like I had held the power button for so long. would like an answer to the problem, as I'm getting guild wars 2 this Sunday and want it to be playable.
Games it has shut down on:
TF2
games that it hasn't shutdown on:
Diablo 3

specs
OS: windows 7
manufacturer: e-machines
model: eME732
processor: intel core i3 m 370 @2.4ghz
ram: 2GB or 2048mb
DirectX: 11
 

Answer:Having problems with my laptop shutting down

1 is your graphics card suitable for playing the games I would say on the said laptop go to google then type can you run it then click on link thise will take u to a site that will help determine the games you can play so once on there theres 2 drop down boxes in the 2nd box look for your games then click then after click on canurunit tab and wait then the system will tell you pass or fail and on what parts for instance it might say core i3 pass but on graphics it might say fail .. if passes on all then let us know and then can look further
 

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Roughly 1/3 or 1/2 of the time when I shut my computer off, it will stay off for 30min to 2 hours before it turns back on again. I'm pretty sure every time I select shutdown, because the restart command would not turn the computer off for 30min before the computer turns back on.

Has anyone else encountered this before?

Windows Vista
Laptop:
Acer Extensa 5420-5038
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core processor TK-57
 

Answer:Problems shutting off computer

Hello munkay. Is this of any help.
http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=ytff1-tyc&p=Problems shutting off computer vistaa&ei=UTF-8
 

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When I go into REGEDIT, after about 5 seconds, it closes itself. And, just recently my CD-ROM drive has been missing every once in a while. I restart my computer to fix that problem. And... I have SBC Yahoo for internet, and when I check my email and try to delete my mail, It says SBC Yahoo Browser has encountered an error, and then closes the browser, this happens on other sites also. Any help please to fix these solutions?
 

Answer:REGEDIT shutting down and other problems

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Hi, win 7 ultimate, just installed outlook 2007 and it picked up my hotmail account but I had to work at getting it to work with yahoo, seems to be running OK. Problem is if I close it the tray icon goes grey and does nothing and I cannot get it to run again unless I start task manager and shut down the outlook exe from there, then the tray icon is gone and I can start it from the desk top icon. I cannot find a way of working round this. Any ideas out there?????? Thanks.

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I have great difficulties shutting my laptop down with Windows 7. It just sits on the "windows is shutting down" page for all eternity and eventually I just have to manually turn off the computer.

If anyone has any advice, please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Problems shutting down computer

Welcome!

Advice? Definitely. It sounds like a program you are running is causing the hang.

My first suspicion is the anti-virus. Try disabling/uninstalling it for the time being.

Here's another thing you can try. In Task Manager (Ctrl-Shift-Esc), in the Processes tab, End half of the processes. Make a list of which ones you ended.

If it still hangs, you can suspect that the rogue process is in the other half. If it works, you can start trying to narrow down exactly which process is causing the trouble.

Let us know how it turns out!

~JK

Edit: One more question I should ask. After you reboot, if you immediately restart again, does it still hang?

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Hello...

My family has recently had some problems concerning our computer shutting down and restarting involuntarily while the internet is connected. It doesn't happen right away, maybe an hour or so after it's connected. We've also been noticing by looking at the history that certain sites have been accessed that we haven't accessed ourselves, some of which are porn, etc.

I wasn't sure if this was a spyware issue or not, so I ran a HyjackThis scan.

Could someone please read it or give a clue as to the problem? Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:11:20 PM, on 11/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msCMTSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SOSHOME\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
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Answer:Computer shutting down and other problems

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Hello!

I recently bought a HP laptop running Windows 7. In a nutshell, I cannot effectively shut the computer down, and Windows updates do not install properly. When I try to shut down, the computer just spins for ages and eventually goes blank. Then, I have to select "start in safe mode" and shut down from there.

Has anybody else experienced this problem? Any advice on how I can fix this issue would be most welcome.

Greetings from Toronto,
ChasssTO

Answer:Major problems shutting down

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ChasssTO


Hello!

I recently bought a HP laptop running Windows 7. In a nutshell, I cannot effectively shut the computer down, and Windows updates do not install properly. When I try to shut down, the computer just spins for ages and eventually goes blank. Then, I have to select "start in safe mode" and shut down from there.

Has anybody else experienced this problem? Any advice on how I can fix this issue would be most welcome.

Greetings from Toronto,
ChasssTO



Two things, do you have anything plugged into your USB drives when you try to shut down?

Also, the very first thing you want to do is open up the Run Command as Administrator and type in SFC/ scannow This will repair your Windows Update and hopefully whatever else is holding up your PC from turning off. SFC is the System File Checker.

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Hello,

Some months ago I had problems with fairly frequent crashes, but a recovery using Paragon to a saved version of the opsys seemed to cure it. But lately I've had some problems installing Microsoft updates, and also shutting down/rebooting problems including rebooting as part of an update. As an example of the problems, the computer often hangs at one stage or another of the operation, for example on the "Shutting Down" message.

I've tried to follow your procedure exactly, but: (1) the system crashed on trying to select ".txt" after running MBAM (hex codes: a,1,1,address); and (2) I'm not absolutely sure MGTools ran correctly. I managed to find the MBAM log file by opening MBAM again, and I'll try to send everything you specify.

Cheers,

Bob
 

Answer:Problems shutting down, updating, etc

No logs attached.
 

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Good day:
I seem to be having problems with my computer. I have had to format my harddrive 3 times now, don't mind doing that but re-installing programs is a pain. Now, however, I seem to be having problems shutting down the computer. I just "sits" there looking at me and doing nothing. I have to "physically" shut down the comp. That is hold down the power button until it turns off. any suggestions will be appreciated. I am operating windows XP and the computer is only 3 years old.
Thanks in advance
 

Answer:problems shutting down computer

Try scheduling a task in the task scheduler that will shutdown the computer.

Using this: as your taks:

c:\Windows\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00

See if that will shut it down. That will narrow down the problems.
 

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I have a Lenovo Y560 for over 6 months now and I have only recently had a problem with the laptop shutting down. When I shutdown my laptop, I realised that it doesn't shutdown completely. The 2 lights at the front of my laptop are still on (1 for power charging). This is what happens when I click on Shutdown. 1. Windows shutsdown2. Screen blacks out But all the lights on my keyboard are still litted up and I know the shutdown isn't fully complete because the laptop base that I have is still running as it is connected to my USB port. I tried clicking on my touchpad buttons or pressing keys on my keyboard but nothing happens. Then I try to turn out my laptop again via the Startup button but nothing happens. I have to "manually" shutdown my laptop by holding down the Startup button until all the lights on the keyboard goes off. Then only can I startup the laptop again. This problem has only recently started. I would appreciate any advice on this. Thank you.

Answer:Problems with Y560 shutting down

In my opinion, it sounds like a software issue.  You might want to try re-installing windows.

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Hi all...............When I'm shutting down windows (xp service pk 2) the process gets slower and slower until it can sit for 30 mins with shutting down message and then freezes eg can't move mouse arrow( this is preceeeded by pc running slower and slower and probs with net connections). I then turn it off manually(should I wait, how long for?) This can go on for a couple of days but always ends in windows system32 config error message and pc not starting in any mode from power off or crashing completely when in use (last good configuration etc). I have had to reinstall it about 15 times now and it's driving me mad.( I have found commands for r console but I'm a novice so couldn't recover it, will try again next time) I run avg scans which show no infections,ccleaner and registry cleaner but still happens. If no solution can be found to fix problem is there anything I can do when slowing starts to repair system 32 before system crashes? I have already lost 6 months worth of irreplaceable academic work when this problem first occured (a sickener I can tell you!). I bought a 4 gb usb to back up files but last time pc crashed it ruined that as well, I cant access usb or even format it even though I follow prompts (its a sandisk with u3 installed u3 platform wont initialize) any ideas on accessing the masses of info on usb would be greatly appreciated as well.........pls help??!!

Answer:problems shutting down xp ruining pc! help pls

Welcome to TSF....

One suggestion I can make on loosing data that is important or rather not loosing the data is to purchase two items, first is an external hard drive and the second is Acronis True Image

http://www.acronis.com

A short stint at backing your hard drive up stops data lose.

You can try doing a rerpair-installation as per the following:

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. and do the following:

REGISTRY WARNING :

The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a techn... Read more

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My computer seems to shut down fine but if I do an update or anything that requires a restart it will shut the screen off and the HDD will initially show some activity but then nothing happens.

This doesn't happen all of the time but more often than not.

A full shut down seems to work fine it's just a reset/restart that seems to hang on me.

Answer:Problems when Restarting/Shutting Down

It could be just finishing whatever update you did.

If it doesn't happen all the time ,don't worry about it.......it's Windows.

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I am having problems with shutting down my PC and saving with notepad.

Whenever I come to closing down my PC, when going to start -> shut down etc. the shut down dialog box doesnt appear and the computer freezes when the pc has been switched on for a long time. so the only way i can switch off my pc is by using the actual power button, something which i dont like doing. however if my pc has been on for a short period of time, say 15/20 mins it will appear.

Notepad - when I use notepad and want to save what i have written, i go to file -> save as then notepad just freezes and the only way I can close it is by using task manager. in other words i cant save any notepad files i create.

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

jiminy.
 

Answer:problems with shutting down and notepad

anybody have any ideas, thanks.
 

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recently i have tried to update my laptop but while it was updating'my computer ran out of battery and shut off.upon turning the computer back on it said "configuring windows update please do not turn off power" i left it about 5 mins then it changed to "failure to configure update.reverting changes.please do not turn off power." it stayed like than for over 24hours as i left the laptop open and on for the rest of the day and the next day,nothing worked not even safe mode i tried all the options from the system repair and screen that comes up when u press esc but nothing was working. went on many sites and tried to see if anyone else had this problem but the answers they got didnt work. finally i tried chkdsk on the system repair cmd prompt. it said "the disk drive is corrupt please run diskcheck on drive C:" or something like that so i did but it never ran. finally i cancled the chkdsk and tried to log back on. it worked but my icons wont load and everytime i click anywhere on the screen the laptop freezes and the only thing loaded is my taskbar and i can move my mouse.the computer now runs fine in safemode after that but nomatter what i try the problem still persists on normal startup. and also system restore comes up with an error saying it could not find a file c or something even if i restore to the earliest date(windows was pre-installed on my laptop and i do not have a cd drive)
 

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Hi guys, I have a 4 year old computer with the following specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-81848PM
Intel Chip: FW8280IEB L4210329 SL 73Z
Graphics Card: Nvidia FX5500
RAM: 512mb
CPU: Pentium 4 - 3.2ghz

This is all the info I have on spec! Hope it's enough.

Problems started around 2 years ago when I started getting messages regarding Display Driver problems from windows. The computer would randomly shut down or monitor would turn off and would have problems getting anything back up. Eventually I couldn't get my monitor working at all so changed the monitor. I had updated the Display Drivers but this seemed to cause more problems with the original monitor.

This didn't occur too often so we have lived with it since. Now the monitor often says "no Signal Input" when we turn the computer on, and sometimes we have to turn the computer on and off loads of times until windows loads on the monitor.

When attempting to run a game, it will usually shut down straight away, or 5mins into game. My partner is attempting to install Football Manager 2009 and it now shuts down as soon as he attempts to install it.

I used to play World of Warcraft on the computer and it ran fine (around a year ago) I have attempted to play this again on there around 2/3 months ago and it lags far too much to play.

I have also tried running the Sims 2 which makes comp shut down after 5/10mins. These games have all been run on the computer previously (In the last 2 years) and have run ... Read more

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Hey guys...Please help me if you can. Most of the time, if I do anything on you tube for more than 5 min it will shut down my pc. This thing was so full of viruses that we had to restart it a few months ago. I dont think it was ever virus free after that. Thanks in advance! Kevin

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Hi ! I am having a problem shutting down anything that runs from CD (games etc). Whenever I quit the application, it leaves a black portion on my desktop which simply will not go away. I have to restart my PC in order to continue normally. This is not with one particular CD, but all of them.

I am running Win98 SE.

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Hi, I'm hoping someone could help me out with a little problem a friend of mine is having with her pc. Her pc no longer shuts down or restarts. When she first got her pc she didn't have this problem. The problem started when she started messing around with her pc. Any help would be appreciated....thanks
 

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