All Of A Sudden...



Adolfo
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
Hi got a slight problem here. Since yesterday for some odd reason my
computer will not shut down anymore. It looks like it's going to then
bam...it starts to go through post and before I know it, I'm staring at the
welcome sign again. Ugh....this is driving my nuts! The only out of the
ordinary dramatic change was an update from M.S for my video display driver.
After I rebooted I couldn't believe what I was seeing. 600 x 480 screen in 4
bit color! Well, needless to say I rolled back to my previous drivers and
all was well, so I thought. By the way, in the power options
property/advanced I have the "when I press the power button on my computer"
set to shut down. So that's not the problem. Any help would be
appreciated.



Operating System: Windows XP
Computer Brand/Model: MICRO-STAR INC. MS-6788 10A
Processor/CPU: 2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
Memory: 512 DDR (2700)Mb Installed Memory
BIOS Type/Revision: American Megatrends Inc. V2.0 on 07.00T 10/12/04
System Board/Chipset: MS-6788
Video: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
All SP's and updates installed.

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
Your system has conflicts that it can't resolve.. go to your Device Manager
(in Control Panel under the System icon) and look for entries that have the
! by the side.. if you have recently installed a piece of hardware,
uninstall it and see what happens..

Check general operation.. you are looking for incongruous little things
here, little foibles that have recently appeared.. update drivers where you
can.. clean out temporary internet files.. run 'Error Checking' and defrag
your drive..

You may also have a problem with bad software or malware/spyware.. but check
out the above first,, if no joy, come back to this post for more help..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland


"Adolfo" <dontemailme@excite.com> wrote in message
news:ObJk4QxcFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi got a slight problem here. Since yesterday for some odd reason my
> computer will not shut down anymore. It looks like it's going to then
> bam...it starts to go through post and before I know it, I'm staring at
> the
> welcome sign again. Ugh....this is driving my nuts! The only out of the
> ordinary dramatic change was an update from M.S for my video display
> driver.
> After I rebooted I couldn't believe what I was seeing. 600 x 480 screen in
> 4
> bit color! Well, needless to say I rolled back to my previous drivers and
> all was well, so I thought. By the way, in the power options
> property/advanced I have the "when I press the power button on my
> computer" set to shut down. So that's not the problem. Any help would be
> appreciated.
>
>
>
> Operating System: Windows XP
> Computer Brand/Model: MICRO-STAR INC. MS-6788 10A
> Processor/CPU: 2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
> Memory: 512 DDR (2700)Mb Installed Memory
> BIOS Type/Revision: American Megatrends Inc. V2.0 on 07.00T 10/12/04
> System Board/Chipset: MS-6788
> Video: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
> All SP's and updates installed.
>
>

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
"Adolfo" <dontemailme@excite.com> wrote:

>Hi got a slight problem here. Since yesterday for some odd reason my
>computer will not shut down anymore. It looks like it's going to then
>bam...it starts to go through post and before I know it, I'm staring at the
>welcome sign again. Ugh....this is driving my nuts! The only out of the
>ordinary dramatic change was an update from M.S for my video display driver.
>After I rebooted I couldn't believe what I was seeing. 600 x 480 screen in 4
>bit color! Well, needless to say I rolled back to my previous drivers and
>all was well, so I thought. By the way, in the power options
>property/advanced I have the "when I press the power button on my computer"
>set to shut down. So that's not the problem. Any help would be
>appreciated.
>

It sounds as though you have something running that is causing a
"system failure" class error when Windows tries to shut it down and
also that you have the default setting to "restart on failure" in
effect.

Use Control Panel - System - Advanced and click on the Settings button
in the Startup and Recovery (bottom) section. In the Startup and
Recovery window click on the checkbox for "automatically restart" to
clear it then click on Apply and OK as needed to exit.

That should put an end to rebooting. However it may also result in a
"Blue Screen Of Death" STOP message when you shut down. If this does
happen then the contents of the STOP message, including all 4
parameters and any file or function names mentioned will be a direct
clue to the underlying cause of the problem. Post that information
back here if you need help with that.

Also see MVP Jim Eshelman's STOP errors web page at
http://www.aumha.org/kbestop.htm for additional advice and
suggestions.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm

Adolfo
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
I shall try that Mike and let you know what I came up with. Though I don't
recall seeing any problems showing up in Device Manager, I shall try
deleting the I.E. Temp Files and the other suggestions you suggested.
Thanks again!


"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:%23$Drgx0cFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Your system has conflicts that it can't resolve.. go to your Device
> Manager (in Control Panel under the System icon) and look for entries that
> have the ! by the side.. if you have recently installed a piece of
> hardware, uninstall it and see what happens..
>
> Check general operation.. you are looking for incongruous little things
> here, little foibles that have recently appeared.. update drivers where
> you can.. clean out temporary internet files.. run 'Error Checking' and
> defrag your drive..
>
> You may also have a problem with bad software or malware/spyware.. but
> check out the above first,, if no joy, come back to this post for more
> help..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> "If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
> it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland
>
>
> "Adolfo" <dontemailme@excite.com> wrote in message
> news:ObJk4QxcFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi got a slight problem here. Since yesterday for some odd reason my
>> computer will not shut down anymore. It looks like it's going to then
>> bam...it starts to go through post and before I know it, I'm staring at
>> the
>> welcome sign again. Ugh....this is driving my nuts! The only out of the
>> ordinary dramatic change was an update from M.S for my video display
>> driver.
>> After I rebooted I couldn't believe what I was seeing. 600 x 480 screen
>> in 4
>> bit color! Well, needless to say I rolled back to my previous drivers
>> and
>> all was well, so I thought. By the way, in the power options
>> property/advanced I have the "when I press the power button on my
>> computer" set to shut down. So that's not the problem. Any help would
>> be appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
>> Operating System: Windows XP
>> Computer Brand/Model: MICRO-STAR INC. MS-6788 10A
>> Processor/CPU: 2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
>> Memory: 512 DDR (2700)Mb Installed Memory
>> BIOS Type/Revision: American Megatrends Inc. V2.0 on 07.00T 10/12/04
>> System Board/Chipset: MS-6788
>> Video: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
>> All SP's and updates installed.
>>
>>
>
>

Adolfo
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
Thanks Ron! I will try your suggestions tonight as well and I will let you
know what I came up with! Thanks it's nice to know that there are people
out there who are willing to give another some help:)



"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:coa6b1lgkvbfg11toc4m539npgfg8rvpm3@4ax.com...
> "Adolfo" <dontemailme@excite.com> wrote:
>
>>Hi got a slight problem here. Since yesterday for some odd reason my
>>computer will not shut down anymore. It looks like it's going to then
>>bam...it starts to go through post and before I know it, I'm staring at
>>the
>>welcome sign again. Ugh....this is driving my nuts! The only out of the
>>ordinary dramatic change was an update from M.S for my video display
>>driver.
>>After I rebooted I couldn't believe what I was seeing. 600 x 480 screen in
>>4
>>bit color! Well, needless to say I rolled back to my previous drivers and
>>all was well, so I thought. By the way, in the power options
>>property/advanced I have the "when I press the power button on my
>>computer"
>>set to shut down. So that's not the problem. Any help would be
>>appreciated.
>>
>
> It sounds as though you have something running that is causing a
> "system failure" class error when Windows tries to shut it down and
> also that you have the default setting to "restart on failure" in
> effect.
>
> Use Control Panel - System - Advanced and click on the Settings button
> in the Startup and Recovery (bottom) section. In the Startup and
> Recovery window click on the checkbox for "automatically restart" to
> clear it then click on Apply and OK as needed to exit.
>
> That should put an end to rebooting. However it may also result in a
> "Blue Screen Of Death" STOP message when you shut down. If this does
> happen then the contents of the STOP message, including all 4
> parameters and any file or function names mentioned will be a direct
> clue to the underlying cause of the problem. Post that information
> back here if you need help with that.
>
> Also see MVP Jim Eshelman's STOP errors web page at
> http://www.aumha.org/kbestop.htm for additional advice and
> suggestions.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm

kreepz86
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
Well I'll be damned it worked!! Yeah it took a lot of unsuccessful attempts
at alternative methods. When I finally scandisked and defragmented not
expecting results. To my surprise when I went to shut down the computer
expecting it to restart as it has been lately. It actually shut down!
Thanks a million! You and the others are great!








"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:%23$Drgx0cFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Your system has conflicts that it can't resolve.. go to your Device
> Manager (in Control Panel under the System icon) and look for entries that
> have the ! by the side.. if you have recently installed a piece of
> hardware, uninstall it and see what happens..
>
> Check general operation.. you are looking for incongruous little things
> here, little foibles that have recently appeared.. update drivers where
> you can.. clean out temporary internet files.. run 'Error Checking' and
> defrag your drive..
>
> You may also have a problem with bad software or malware/spyware.. but
> check out the above first,, if no joy, come back to this post for more
> help..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> "If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
> it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland
>
>
> "Adolfo" <dontemailme@excite.com> wrote in message
> news:ObJk4QxcFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi got a slight problem here. Since yesterday for some odd reason my
>> computer will not shut down anymore. It looks like it's going to then
>> bam...it starts to go through post and before I know it, I'm staring at
>> the
>> welcome sign again. Ugh....this is driving my nuts! The only out of the
>> ordinary dramatic change was an update from M.S for my video display
>> driver.
>> After I rebooted I couldn't believe what I was seeing. 600 x 480 screen
>> in 4
>> bit color! Well, needless to say I rolled back to my previous drivers
>> and
>> all was well, so I thought. By the way, in the power options
>> property/advanced I have the "when I press the power button on my
>> computer" set to shut down. So that's not the problem. Any help would
>> be appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
>> Operating System: Windows XP
>> Computer Brand/Model: MICRO-STAR INC. MS-6788 10A
>> Processor/CPU: 2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
>> Memory: 512 DDR (2700)Mb Installed Memory
>> BIOS Type/Revision: American Megatrends Inc. V2.0 on 07.00T 10/12/04
>> System Board/Chipset: MS-6788
>> Video: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
>> All SP's and updates installed.
>>
>>
>
>

kreepz86
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
Thanks Ron for your feedback. It finally shutdown after I ran scandisk and
defragmented the drive. I really appreciate the help!



"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:coa6b1lgkvbfg11toc4m539npgfg8rvpm3@4ax.com...
> "Adolfo" <dontemailme@excite.com> wrote:
>
>>Hi got a slight problem here. Since yesterday for some odd reason my
>>computer will not shut down anymore. It looks like it's going to then
>>bam...it starts to go through post and before I know it, I'm staring at
>>the
>>welcome sign again. Ugh....this is driving my nuts! The only out of the
>>ordinary dramatic change was an update from M.S for my video display
>>driver.
>>After I rebooted I couldn't believe what I was seeing. 600 x 480 screen in
>>4
>>bit color! Well, needless to say I rolled back to my previous drivers and
>>all was well, so I thought. By the way, in the power options
>>property/advanced I have the "when I press the power button on my
>>computer"
>>set to shut down. So that's not the problem. Any help would be
>>appreciated.
>>
>
> It sounds as though you have something running that is causing a
> "system failure" class error when Windows tries to shut it down and
> also that you have the default setting to "restart on failure" in
> effect.
>
> Use Control Panel - System - Advanced and click on the Settings button
> in the Startup and Recovery (bottom) section. In the Startup and
> Recovery window click on the checkbox for "automatically restart" to
> clear it then click on Apply and OK as needed to exit.
>
> That should put an end to rebooting. However it may also result in a
> "Blue Screen Of Death" STOP message when you shut down. If this does
> happen then the contents of the STOP message, including all 4
> parameters and any file or function names mentioned will be a direct
> clue to the underlying cause of the problem. Post that information
> back here if you need help with that.
>
> Also see MVP Jim Eshelman's STOP errors web page at
> http://www.aumha.org/kbestop.htm for additional advice and
> suggestions.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm

cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 01:11:56 -0700, "Adolfo" <dontemailme@excite.com>
wrote:

>dramatic change was an update from M.S for my video display driver.

*NEVER* swallow hardware driver updates from Windows Update.

In fact, unless you have good reason to, do NOT pick a fight with
device drivers or BIOS (i.e. BIOS updates). Thar be dragons.



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