Restart always fails to quit apps first time



dromedary
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
I am using Windows XP Professional on a Compaq Presario 1505US laptop. When
an installer asks for a restart or when I use the start menu to restart or
turn off the computer, invariably the first try fails. I have to tell XP two
or three times to restart before it will. The first time, if I have, say, an
Explorer window open, the window will give a little shake, but it won't
close and the application won't quit until I close it myself. A force quit
isn't necessary, but the restart command from a dialog box or the start menu
won't close the application on the first try.

The folks at Compaq suggested running Spybot and using Windows Update, which
I did, but it didn't fix the problem. Neither did the recommended sfc
/scannow.

Does anyone have an idea of what might remedy this annoyance?


Restart always fails to quit apps first time