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XP SP2 Will Not Shutdown Or Restart

If you haven't checked for an updated BIOS, that's the first step, then check the items listed below. That isn't the case now and likely won't be in the near future, so I think it's time to update and see what has been learned about shutdown issues. This will take you to a separate menu of Hardware Abstraction Layer's where you can choose an appropriate HAL that supports ACPI. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.I re-read the posts and don't see

When XP was first released it shipped with more device drivers than any previous Windows version. Several functions may not work. If you have a graphics card manufactured by Nvidia, stopping the Driver Helper service may solve the shutdown slowness. If an anti-virus scanner is named, it should be left or the scanner might not be ctively monitoring the system after startup.

Username or email: I've forgotten my password Forum Password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Community Forum Try the memtest and see if this will get some help. I do have an Audigy, though... A number of solutions have been found for different scenarios, but one thing that is generally agreed on is the primary cause for most shutdown ills still relate to hardware and

As an added benefit, when XP does 'hang' at this point in shutdown there is no response to the Ctrl+Alt+Del sequence so the user is effectively stuck. Thanks, once again... Have used it many times in an attempt to fix things that go wrong with XP during day to day use. Try a command prompt (see what it comes) and type the following command: If you really only want to restart, type the following: "shutdown -r".

Please help if you are able to. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. I have also run the free TweakNow and Eusing registry cleaners.Could someone please provide any help with resolving this issue?Thank you Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply SMILE and post back.

One of the best ways to troubleshoot startup problems in windows is by setting a boot log. Normally that happens because the computer is infected. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6676 Edited by InadequateInfirmity, 01 July 2013 - 11:51 AM. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=24 After you have completed that step then let me know how things are.

Newer systems have what is known as Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) capability. I'm just getting confused about everything. The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) might need to be updated to function properly with XP. The hardware list is a good place to check existing hardware or future hardware purchases for compatibility.

The entry (or entries) with the name ctfmon should be left as well as PrintDisp, which has to do with printing. It would be impossible to list every piece of hardware and software which have been identified as causing a problem, but a search through some of the major search engines, newsgroups, Anyway, kind of off you topic, but I thought this info might be useful to viewers of your site since you offer a help-like collection of tips and tricks. If so, click on the RedBall.

Please try again now or at a later time. The safest thing you can do is to make sure all programs have been closed before shutting down. Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility List [Link Deactivated] Windows Catalog Sound cards are notorious for causing shutdown problems. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 10:51 AM PST In reply to: Windows XP SP2 Hangs during Shutdown/Restart Please ponder those words in red.

From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. If you installed any new hardware immediately before the problem occurred, obtain the latest driver file available for it in the same way. Open Task Manager, if you can, and see what programs are still running.

Back to top #6 battlecrab battlecrab Topic Starter Members 5 posts OFFLINE Local time:08:30 AM Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:06 PM Addict, thank you very much for your help.

Shut it (them) down before shutting the PC down. file. Thanks for your interest and help with this issue. Sometimes they work, sometimes not.

The Windows Catalog requires you to wade through some hype, but there is some useful info available regarding different software packages. Register now! rocky Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Windows XP SP2 Hangs during Shutdown/Restart by element02 / January 4, 2007 9:23 PM PST In reply to: My apoloies I was On this file, it lists all the drivers that load at startup.

When you start your computer hit the DELETE key to enter the BIOS.