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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. It was new PC with narrow function (video surveillance workstation) so it makes good example on how obscure shutdown issues in Windows can be and how to save time solving them. Restoring all BIOS power settings to default will likely fix it. (Tip from Kelly Theriot) Sometimes, not all appropriate Registry settings are made when you enable all the right power management To prevent the system from automatically restarting: Right click [My Computer] click [Properties] and select [Advanced] tab. weblink

Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and Copyright © Eric Legge 2004-2016. Sorry about that.System info:Dell XPS Gen 3Windows XP Pro SP2 (w/ all current updates)1GB RAM1 250GB Western Digital HD (primary)1 300GB Seagate HD (secondary) Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse A normal cause of this is that a program is not yet closed when you shut down and the PC hangs at trying to shut it down.

Computer Begins Randomly Rebooting Or Crashing

If you experience this problem, be sure to close all running programs before attempting shutdown and see if this solves your problem. Vista has this feature built in. When he resolved the mismatch (by removing the PC-100 RAM), he also resolved the shutdown problem. Do you see RedBall error icon(s) timestamped at the exact time the problem occurred?

Sometimes a dirty power line could also trigger it. Some of its steps may be found to apply to Windows XP as well, though many will not. for jogging my memory. The links page just mentioned provides a 10-step approach to troubleshooting STOP Messages in general, then itemized analysis on the most common of these. (STOP messages are identified by an 8-digit

Transcontinental 8 years ago # I've had similar XP shutdown problems resolved with a Microsoft application that installa as a service, "User Profile Hive Cleanup Service". The first is event 1003 and the second is event 1015. I have no experience with that utility. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Sorry, not a big enough picture.

Whatever the reason, this is a known issue with XP Home and Professional and has been addressed by Microsoft. As much trouble as it is, stripping the machine of all devices and reinstalling them one by one while checking for shutdown problems remains the best troubleshooting method. Mar 4, 2007 #10 Arkan TS Rookie Ok, problem solved. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds.

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WORK-AROUND: Disable power management for your USB hub: Open Device Manager (click Start, click Run, type DEVMGMT.MSC, click OK). A general reminder of a great general tip: You will get the best results if all RAM in a particular computer matches in all respects! Computer Begins Randomly Rebooting Or Crashing Correspondent Bill Anderson (based on a solution by "Willy") gave a lengthy description of how to do this, edited a little for space reasons. (Thanks also to correspondents Ward from Belgium If you really have a hardware inability to powerdown, these won't solve it; but for some other underlying causes of powerdown failures, they just might.

Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. However, there is no doubt that Hardware and Software Issues can be a major factor. For example, a few people have reported an error message that EXPLORER.EXE has become unresponsive during shutdown when they have used Win XP's native CD-burning capabilities during that Windows session. Reply With Quote June 2nd, 2010,01:59 PM #9 newstar View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual PC Surgeon!

Let us know if it worked. [ Book mark this post to find it again] AntiX-16, MX-16 and Win 10 Reply With Quote June 2nd, 2010,02:49 AM #7 SpywareDr View Profile Often times a visit to a company website will provide an update to address the issue. When he deleted or renamed this one file, his problems went away. (Of course, you lose your CD functionality that way, too.) Video Pack 5. Sometimes programs don't close down correctly, or hang for some other reason during the Windows shutdown process.

Windows XP gives the ability to rapidly bounce between user accounts, with Win+L. So I'd like to consider this issue "Resolved"; in view of the fact that the possible solution could lead to having to re-install XP over the top and I'm unwilling to 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

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.

Site visitor Mike Redman wrote that, after installing SP1, his computer would hang on the shutdown screen. Rarst 7 years ago # @nanda kishore Replacing what? :) Closest I googled is some power supply related stuff. I successfully loaded and tested the Fax service. Audio UI1) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yacsui.cabO16 - DPF: {9600F64D-755F-11D4-A47F-0001023E6D5A} (Shutterfly Picture Upload Plugin) - http://web1.shutterfly.com/downloads/Uploader.cabO16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/SymAData.cabO16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cabO16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29}

Slow shutdowns are mostly caused by having too many programs loaded that have to be terminated during the shutdown process, many of which are usually loaded at startup. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. SOLUTION: Uninstall Video Pack 5 and also delete CDRALW2K.SYS (Tip from Christian Männchen). However, Forum participant "roadrunner" reported that the personal security app Privacy Eraser automatically enables "Clear virtual memory pagefile," and, therefore, may be the cause of a slow shutdown.

Either spyware or virus type items cause all kinds of fits. Previously, this was only resolved by disabling the Billion ISDN card. SOLUTION: New XP-specific drivers are now available from Hercules. Machine will not shut down.

Thanks, once again... In all fairness, these two reports have been the only problems I've heard about with this procedure in the twelve months it has been posted. I installed the software and everything worked fine (XP Pro on HP9680c). Correspondent Sean Caldwell summarized his steps: Shutdown Windows.

I've had SP2 for a long time and It didn't cause any problems with shutdown before. The entry (or entries) with the name ctfmon should be left as well as PrintDisp, which has to do with printing. I list them here as part of the ongoing data collection. To open Device Manager: Right click [My Computer] click [Properties] and select [Hardware] tab.

The install may complete but the system will almost surely fail to start when it reboots. Here's the commonly reported problem scenario people encountered: On attempting shutdown, nothing at all appears to happen for a prolonged period of time. However, this solution may also have the side-effect of disabling access to your CD or DVD drive. This is simply a variation of the broader device driver issue: Hardware manufactures have not yet released all necessary device drivers for Win XP.

fuse) problem?My pc specs:P3 3.0E GhzDual 256X2 Kingston DDR 400 ramGigabyte 81PE1000-G motherboardWindows XP professional SP2Seagate 120GB with SATALG 16X DVD writer with Double LayerGrandmars Radeon 9550 GT Discussion is locked Roxio's Video Pack 5 causes the same problem because it contains includes the main parts of Easy CD 5. Note well that you should always create a restore point in WinXP's System Restore before making changes to your computer in order to fix a problem or editing the Windows Registry Please try again now or at a later time.