Shutting down

By tc28376
Sep 24, 2008
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  1. my computer crashed and i pressed F10 on keyboard to reinstall, now when i try to shutdown it freezes up and wont shutdown,it will logoff fine but to shutdown and restart no way. i tryied shutting down with task manager but it will get to the blue screen then freeze. i had to install mozilla firefox for my facebook page, and i still got IE7 to. and when im in facebook about 10 mins i get a failure to connect to pop up and i try to restart. but when im in any other page i can play my games or check e-mail all day long and i dont get failure to connect.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    So you re-installed Windows (from the computer's image) perfectly clean (removing your entire previous file system) and with this clean system, you then installed IE7; Firefox; set up your email again (and who's knows what else (ie Antivirus)
    And then it faulted?

    This all doesn't sound right :confused:
    Is this what you did ?
    If not, it may be best to do this (and backup first and user data)
  3. tc28376

    tc28376 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ive found what i was looking for on c-net, it was my drivers about 12 of them. i ran a driver fixer and it found the drivers not working on my pc. a pci bridge, a usb 2.0 enhanced host controler, quite a few of them,pci soft modem, and so forth. so far its working pretty good.im running AVG virus and so far says its clean.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Better to go to your Motherboard's or computer's manufacture's support page
    Is it a brand computer? (like Dell or something)
  5. tc28376

    tc28376 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    its an hp pc
  6. tc28376

    tc28376 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    and i was wrong about getting it fixed
  7. tc28376

    tc28376 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    should i recrash it as i cant hurt it any futher can i?
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  9. tc28376

    tc28376 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks kim now one more thing and i will be set. i cant get windows update to work. i always get and error.
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Fix Windows Update not working

    Do this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555989
    Or specifically this: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post659514-6.html
    Or if that fails, Download/Install/Run this program: http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix

    Also if the above still doesn't work, click on:
    Start-->Run--> services.msc
    Once Services opens, locate these 3, double click on them, and change them to Automatic, and Start them.
    Automatic Updates
    Background Intelligent Transfer
    Event Log

    If that doesn't work, do this:
    How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)

    If you still have issues, do this:
    Click on: Start-->Run--> inetcpl.cpl
    Click on Security tab-->Trusted Sites-->Sites button
    Type each of the following lines, click "Add", and then repeat until they are all shown in the low box: (Note: The first line starts with HTTPS while others start with HTTP.)
    https://v5.Windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    http://Windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    http://Download.Windowsupdate.com
    Click OK, and then check to make sure no sites are listed in "Sites" of "Restricted sites".
    Click OK to Save the settings.

    If that doesn't work, do this:
    Temporarily stop the automatic updates service.
    Download http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=43264
    Run WindowsUpdateAgent20-x86.exe /wuforce
    Rename C:\windows\software distribution to C:\windows\software distribution.old
    Rename C:\windows\windowsupdate.log to c:\windows\windowsupdate.log.old
    Restart the automatic updates service.


    Log on as an administrator
    Start->run->CMD type the following commands:

    net stop wuauserv
    cd \windows\system32
    regsvr32 wups2.dll
    net start wuauserv

    Restart


    If internet explorer still does not work
    Start->Run-->CMD
    And on the command prompt type: sfc /scannow
    You may need your Xp CD for this

    That'll fix it :)
  11. tc28376

    tc28376 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks kim for all your help, i reinstalled through windows this time and still having problems shutting down and getting a faliure to connect in facebook.com. ive sent for a cd so i guess i will just have to wait. but thanks anyway for your help and support. God Bless and a friend for life.
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I take it Windows Update is now working?
    You didn't mention that the above fixed it (or which one fixed it)
  13. tc28376

    tc28376 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    im sorry i reinstalled with hp not windows.
     
  14. tc28376

    tc28376 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    still didnt do much good though.
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    That's not real clear :confused:

    I think you're saying you re-imaged with the Hp restore disk (or boot menu restore)

    I asked you if Windows Update is now working
    Obviously yes, if you re-installed Windows (please note HP is not an OS, even the image is Windows)

    Hp just brand just about everything on Windows (ie HP Help), I'm not sure why MS even allowed it.

    The first thing I do whenever I see a HP computer is turn off the hundreds of HP startups and entries all over the place. Most of the HP users can't believe how fast it is without all these Services; Starups; Updates; Tasks; Links and lots lots more removed !

    Maybe start here, if you want to make Windows, Windows again! : http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm
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