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Tracing When developing Windows Microsoft paid a lot of attention to startup – it has numerous options, logs and capable utilities such as Process Monitor. I have no experience with that utility. Many of the motherboards now come with onboard sound and these seem to be relatively trouble free, but legacy soundcards continue to be a nightmare. Maybe some detail will be the clue to unravel this one.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - My apoloies I was by rockyolson1 / January 4, 2007 11:19 AM useful reference

Which is better? Reply With Quote June 2nd, 2010,05:50 PM #10 Shinma View Profile View Forum Posts ------------- Join Date Jul 2000 Posts 4,765 Another resource, EventID Cheers. Below the up and down arrow click the button with the pages on it. But if you use DEVLDR32 (ver 1.0.0.17) from the I386 folder, this problem doesn't occur.

Computer Begins Randomly Rebooting Or Crashing

I guess they no longer offer updates for it so i have it saved. There may be numerous files with the same name (but different version numbers!) variously located in the I386, SYSTEM32, and SYSTEM32\REINSTALLBACKUPS\0000 folders. Click Power Management. Then you right click paste into a reply here.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Windows XP SP2 Hangs during Shutdown/Restart by element02 / January 7, 2007 12:56 PM

The solution is to get the updated TPKD.SYS file from PACE. Here's the solution to my problem. It's not a huge inconvenience, but I'll keep trying things. Correspondent Morten Bech reported that a combination of PC-100 and PC-133 RAM was the source of his shutdown problem.

Mar 26, 2006 Windows XP won't boot after power outage Jan 19, 2005 Power Shutdown After Post Mar 30, 2010 Dell XPS random shutdown won't power on solid amber power button In Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services, stop the Nvidia Driver Helper service. (You can also get this by launching SERVICES.MSC from a Run box.) Many other newsgroup participants quickly If at least three user accounts exist, and you quick-switch through all three, and then log off all three in reverse order -- "backing out" in an orderly way -- then Removing the software resolves the problem. (Tip from Aswin Kindts, Greg Williams, and others) Webstar DPX USB cable modem.

SOLUTION: New XP-specific drivers are now available from Hercules. Has The Elder Geek site been useful? When he resolved the mismatch (by removing the PC-100 RAM), he also resolved the shutdown problem. The issue seems related to the computer's specific hardware or BIOS -- so, as with all NT operating systems, stick to the Hardware Compatibility List where possible.

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It monitors the startup and determines which background programs are essential and which are not, displaying its findings and informing the user what should be left alone, what is safe to One correspondent has confirmed that this matches his experience in trying (unsuccessfully) to use 4.5 on both Widows 2000 and XP. "STOP" ERROR MESSAGES AT SHUTDOWN Some users, when attempting either Computer Begins Randomly Rebooting Or Crashing Then I have to hold in the power button to shutdown. it will freeze when comes to shutting down.

These can be a source of slow or hanging shutdown processes. Direct CD. In the one case known to me, the problem was solved by switching the modem's connector from the USB 1.1 port on the motherboard to the USB 2.0 PCI card. (The Reply With Quote June 2nd, 2010,01:59 PM #9 newstar View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual PC Surgeon!

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - HijackThis Log File by element02 / January 8, 2007 8:14 AM PST In reply to: check for virus and spyware Logfile of HijackThis Removing a check mark in the box in front of a startup program disables it and vice versa enables it. To disable starup programs in WinXP, enter msconfig in the Start => Run box and open the Startup tab in the System Configuration Utility that comes up. Microsoft is in no way affiliated with, nor offers endorsement of, this site.

Understandably, this can cause a very slow shutdown on that one occassion and, if something goes wrong, can even hang shutdown completely. file. The solution is a new driver.

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Just check if that is the same problem...... Thanks, once again... Each time this happened I did a restore and each time Win XP returned to normal. Feb 20, 2007 #6 Spazeman85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Thanks for all the ideas...

thanks in advance Report ranjan- Jan 5, 2010 at 02:05 AM Acer Aspire 5920 Win XP SP2 wont shutdown how to solve it Report dan- Dec 28, 2011 at 01:39 AM It involved, oddly enough, XP not shutting down at all, the system would, at best, hibernate, not even a restart was possible. If you need help, software, such as the free Soluto, download site - http://download.cnet.com/… - which runs on all of the current versions of Windows from XP to Windows 8.1  can An update of System Works fixed this, fortunately, since ending the task (twice, since it cried being shutdown) was a bit much before shutting down the system each time.

You may have to try repeatedly, or try pressing F5 and F6 repeatedly. - JAE] When successful, you'll see a two-paragraph instruction that begins, "To specify additional SCSI or other mass PROGRAMS HANG / BECOME UNRESPONSIVE. The problem was so severe I ran without the software all together. Smith reported a more obscure cause of slow shutdown: In Win XP Professional, the Group Policy Editor has a security option to clear the pagefile at system shutdown.

Quite a few readers have written to say my "pretty close to zilch" comment above is incorrect; that the HAL can be successfully changed and manipulated. Newsgroup correspondent "Sarah" provided one specific solution for this. Copyright © 2002/2003/2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013, Jim Foley/The Elder Geek, All Rights Reserved Worldwide Reproduction, in any form, of information on this site is prohibited without express written permission. Site visitor Jim Porter found that his Asus P5GDC-V Deluxe motherboard had a "wake on" setting in Device Manager | Properties | Advanced rather than in the BIOS or Power Management

Perhaps one of them will be of value in troubleshooting your shutdown issue. Thanks. You should know better if you have a supply problem. According to the MS Knowledge Base article Computer Hangs During Shutdown Because of Resource Conflict, PACE InterLok anti-piracy software installs a driver (TPKD.SYS) that uses the same IRQ as the Standard

Until this issue is resolved, use at your own risk. This was a problem I personally encountered using a Microsoft USB Office Keyboard. I looked in the event log and noticed several messages indicating that the registry file was in use when trying to logoff and it appeared the PC was waiting for something Another window should open (though it may take some time for the information in the right panel to appear) which may offer some more understandable info and maybe even a solution.

All that I found were conflicts with specific software, specific hardware, or drivers. Please follow sensible Registry editing protocol. Try enabling it and see if this resolves the powerdown problem. When Windows XP won't powerdown automatically, the APM/NT Legacy Power Node may not be enabled.

Correspondent "Curiefleas" wrote that his reboot-on-shutdown problem was solved when he used a third party partitioning program to convert his NTFS partition to FAT32. Fixing I was left with drivers as possible cause. In researching known causes of shutdown problems in earlier versions of NT-family operating systems, most of what I found referred to problems that were resolved in later versions. Specs: Athlon Thunderbird 1333 Iwill kk266-r motherboard (with Award Bios) Geforce 4 ti4200 1 Gb PC133 (yeah old school) other: wintv card, audigy, usb 2.0 pci card...