Win XP not shutting down correctly



Paul Blarmy
07-10-2005, 01:33 AM
I have WinXP Home on a Compaq PC with 512kb RAM. I have a problem
recently that I can't solve and can't pin down to any recent Windows
update or software issue.

When closing down, I get the 'Logging Off' message, followed by the
'Saving Your Settings' message and finally the 'Shutting Down' message. A
few seconds later the hard drive shuts down but the screen stays on (with
the 'Shutting Down' message still visible) and the mouse is still able to
move around the screen. I have to shut down manually by holding the ON
button for a few seconds.

The nearest I can find to this fault on the web or the MS site refers to
an Asian language support issue and is not applicable to my set up.

Any ideas anyone?

TIA

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Will Denny
07-10-2005, 01:33 AM
Hi

Please try the following links to Jim Eshelman's web site:

http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php
http://aumha.org/a/tshoot.htm

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"Paul Blarmy" <foxesfan@trashmail.net> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d28b1f08deb9faa989992@news.ntlworld.com...
>I have WinXP Home on a Compaq PC with 512kb RAM. I have a problem
> recently that I can't solve and can't pin down to any recent Windows
> update or software issue.
>
> When closing down, I get the 'Logging Off' message, followed by the
> 'Saving Your Settings' message and finally the 'Shutting Down' message. A
> few seconds later the hard drive shuts down but the screen stays on (with
> the 'Shutting Down' message still visible) and the mouse is still able to
> move around the screen. I have to shut down manually by holding the ON
> button for a few seconds.
>
> The nearest I can find to this fault on the web or the MS site refers to
> an Asian language support issue and is not applicable to my set up.
>
> Any ideas anyone?
>
> TIA
>
> --
> EMail address is disposable and NEVER checked.
> Outgoing message is certified VIRUS FREE by
> *me* using nothing more than common sense.


Win XP not shutting down correctly