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Computer wont shut down... Any help appreciated.

By Bass7248
Jul 8, 2007
  1. Hi,

    When I try to shut down my computer it freezes. It just gives me an arrow glass. If I try to shut down right after i start my computer up it will work. But any time after(10-15 mins) I start up my computer it will just freeze me when I try to Start>Turn Off Computer.

    Any help on this is much appreciated.
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    is this windows xp? try pressing the power button on your case in (not hold, just press like you would to turn it on) and see if it will shut down then.
     
  3. Bass7248

    Bass7248 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Yes, If I do that it shut downs but it gives me one error. wwin.exe or something like that but it still shuts down. I just can't shut it down through the start menu or it freezes up.
     
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    if you open your task manager do you find that wwin.exe is using up lots of cpu, if it's there?
     
  5. Bass7248

    Bass7248 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    It's actually dwwin.exe and no I can't find it in my task manager.
     
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    ah well that changes things :D

    if this is your error message: "dwwin.exe - DLL Initialization Failed - The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down." then take a look at this site here, it sounds like somebody else has or at least had the same problem.

    also it wouldn't hurt to look here as well.
     
  7. Bass7248

    Bass7248 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Hmmm but I dont think this is freezing my comp up when i try to hit the shut down button. It seems like it doesen't wanna shut down after I get done playing a game or leaving the comp on for a long time.
     
  8. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    it is quite a strange problem, i must admit :D

    have you got spybot s&d, ad-aware and avg free? if not then download them and run scans with all 3 programs because it could be a possible malware problem.
     
  9. Bass7248

    Bass7248 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Sadly, Yes I do. I will run scans with all of them again and see how it goes and I will let you know what happens. Thanks
     
  10. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    you're welcome :) i have loads of security programs on my pc, including them, there's no shame in it ;)
     
  11. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    The program may be getting hung on some file. To check your system files go to the "Start" menu and type in the "run" box (sfc/scannow). This will run a complete check of your system files. It will correct a problem as well. Other than that, I would remove any free software, defrag, & error check the disk. Good Luck.
     
  12. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Lol... if it won't turn off, unplug it ;) If it stays on after you unplug it, I wanna fly over to your house to take a look at this computer :)
     
  13. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    you could make it stay on after you unplug it but that would need one big capacitor :D

    would be a bit annoying though if you wanted to turn your pc off and it just stayed on for like 2 hours after you took the plug out haha
     
  14. Bass7248

    Bass7248 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    I ran spybot, AVG, and Ad-Aware. Still no luck though. I tried doing that run command but it wouldn't work for some reason. Any other suggestions?
     
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