Restart doesn't



Beck
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
For the last month, when installing a program or other such instances where
the RESTART is called for, my computer (slowly as usual) eventually shuts
down, but does not restart. Usually the drive light remains on and after a
couple of minutes I manually turn off them back on.
What is wrong with the restart?
This is a relatively new computer with lots of memory: 1024 MB on boards and
three hard drives (2 external) totaling 400 GB so there is no lack of
memory.
I defrag all drives at least every 2 weeks.
Recently I replaced the 2 DVD/CD drives with 16x drives which seem to work
very well.
This slow shutdown has been on going for at least 2 months.
Thanks for any help.

Li'l Roberto
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Seems to be two issues here
1. What is the rating of your Power Supply, I would suggest you
need one of at least 400W for all those devices.
2. slow shutdown - see this link for an exellent source of info
http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php
FYI hanging on shutdown can be caused by malware/viral infections,
make sure you're system is clean.

rgds
Li'l Roberto

Beck" <beckroid@pacbell.net> wrote in message
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> For the last month, when installing a program or other such instances
> where the RESTART is called for, my computer (slowly as usual)
> eventually shuts down, but does not restart. Usually the drive light
> remains on and after a couple of minutes I manually turn off them back
> on.
> What is wrong with the restart?
> This is a relatively new computer with lots of memory: 1024 MB on
> boards and three hard drives (2 external) totaling 400 GB so there is
> no lack of memory.
> I defrag all drives at least every 2 weeks.
> Recently I replaced the 2 DVD/CD drives with 16x drives which seem to
> work very well.
> This slow shutdown has been on going for at least 2 months.
> Thanks for any help.
>

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
In addition to Roberto's page, a link on that page points to something you
might try:
Putting a shortcut to Restart on your desktop.
http://aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut.htm

Beck wrote:
> For the last month, when installing a program or other such instances
> where the RESTART is called for, my computer (slowly as usual)
> eventually shuts down, but does not restart. Usually the drive light
> remains on and after a couple of minutes I manually turn off them
> back on.
> What is wrong with the restart?
> This is a relatively new computer with lots of memory: 1024 MB on
> boards and three hard drives (2 external) totaling 400 GB so there is
> no lack of memory.
> I defrag all drives at least every 2 weeks.
> Recently I replaced the 2 DVD/CD drives with 16x drives which seem to
> work very well.
> This slow shutdown has been on going for at least 2 months.
> Thanks for any help.


Restart doesn't