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Doc Microsoft Safety & Security Center Reply With Quote June 2nd, 2010,09:47 AM #8 SuperSparks View Profile View Forum Posts Administrator Join Date Apr 2000 Location Friern Barnet, London, England Posts The solution was to get a USB adapter which allowed me to plug the keyboard into the standard mouse port (PS/2) rather than a USB connector. When I did, the logoff times went back to normal - 15 -30 seconds. My first guess would be a BIOS setting since this problem "survived" all the troubles you've already gone through.

I now believe it's probably not usb. Thanks for your help. Under System Failure, uncheck the box in front of System reboot. Because these devices load so many drivers and stick them in a myriad of locations, trouble shooting them can be a nightmare.

Thanks! Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech Check the box labeled “Show Hidden Devices.” If it’s available on your computer, there will be a red X on the APM/NT Legacy Node. 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 1st, 2010,10:08 PM #5 newstar View Profile

Several functions may not work. Just use the up and down arrows to scroll through all the options. More info at Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification Important Information The Elder Geek sites contain many articles and suggestions for modifying the Windows operating system. This varies, and often times seem to be in direct relation to software that is left running when shutdown is attempted.

Read more. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. 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. Jim WIN7 Ultimate SP1 64bit, IE 11, NTFS, cable, MS Security Essentials, Windows 7 firewall Reply With Quote June 1st, 2010,08:39 PM #3 newstar View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual PC

More information on System Restore is available here. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6676 Edited by InadequateInfirmity, 01 July 2013 - 11:51 AM. Its a Samsung 21 flatscreen. 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

The MS docs on the subject refer to changing the "Hardware Abstraction Layer" which is a bit more than I'm willing to risk. Will try them all and post back. Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now You will see the drivers re install then request another reboot.

to see all options shutdown /? Soluto can do quite a bit of other PC maintenance and management, so it is worthwhile having. Thanks. Perhaps this is true, if you're a gambler.

Can you flash your Bios? I have already made sure all my drivers for everything are updated, i have updated the bios, i installed a new power supply(someone suggested could be that), ran tests on my If the procedure above didn't solve the problem, check the registry setting shown below. rocky Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Link about troubleshooting this.

Feb 19, 2007 #3 AlanH TS Rookie There is a fault in SP2 seen it happen a few times, I think there is a windows update for it but not got As always, I strongly suggest you read about any update prior to installation, especially updates carrying a less than 'Critical' rating, and have a current system and data backup available in As cryptic as these messages can be, they do provide a place to begin looking for issues impacting shutdown.

A detailed description of each error message is here.

Unfortunately, XP doesn't always recognize a computer BIOS is ACPI capable and doesn't install the support for ACPI. Another thing I noticed even before the SP2 is that my floppy drive will make a funny noise then flash a yellow light from time to time. Read through the items mentioned below and see if any of the situations apply to your system or configurations symptoms. I checked the Event Viewer and saw 2 recurring warnings from EvntAgnt.

Feb 19, 2007 #1 gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320 have you tried remvoing the usb card Feb 19, 2007 #2 orko1978 TS Rookie Idea :wave: Did this happen to start User Action No user action is required; however, you can stop Windows from displaying these messages in Event Viewer by reconfiguring the evntagnt.dll in the system registry.Caution The following procedures change How To: Manage Devices in Windows XP Troubleshooting Device Conflicts with Device Manager Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager How to Troubleshoot Unknown Devices Listed in Device Manager Startup When I click on start>shutdown & then shutdown; the machine goes through the shut down process saving data etc but then freezes at the "windows is shutting down"screen.

Advanced Search Forum Windows Operating Systems Windows XP [RESOLVED] Computer Won't Shutdown If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. And I tried already making a short cut to restart and again same problem Mike February 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm Does the black screen appear before (during the shutdown process) Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Some of the issues from the Hangs section above fit into this group just as easily.

Start Regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Set the value of PowerDownAfterShutdown to 1. As a final note, to determine if your computer was detected as being ACPI enabled: Right click My Computer then click Properties > Hardware > Device Manager. Good luck. Normally that happens because the computer is infected.

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However, there is no doubt that Hardware and Software Issues can be a major factor. The BIOS update date from eMachines had me confused since it was from 12/04. Results 1 to 13 of 13 Thread: [RESOLVED] Computer Won't Shutdown Tweet Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page… Subscribe to this Thread… Search Thread Advanced Search Display Linear type "drwtsn32" and hit enter Basically you can leave all settings of Dr.Watson alone.

Therefore, more or less anything compromising the operating system during the shutdown process could force this reboot.