Stupid XP

By beerabuser30
Jan 16, 2006
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  1. When I log turn off my computer it goes into the "Windows is turning off now" and stays there forever it never actually turns off. I have no spyware or viruses, I have all my firewalls up, I did checkdisk and defrag everything is running smooth. No hardware changes and no new software either. Thoughts?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Can you log on, and log off ok in safe mode?

    Maybe trying to do a repair install as per this thread HERE will help.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. agronick

    agronick Newcomer, in training Posts: 120

    Try doing system restore on a date before it started happening.
  4. cyrax

    cyrax Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    i dunno. I think there might be a program that not shutting down properly.
  5. SCHUMIinSA

    SCHUMIinSA Newcomer, in training Posts: 162

    Sit with it and try to see which process is giving the problems. Usually watching you taskbar would help, you might want to turn auto-hide on that way once you maximise your taskbar every time a program closes it will hide all the remaining icons again. Also contiously check which processes are closed via you Task Manager.

    I am not sure how much help this advice is, I have found one or two problems with it, but it may just have been me.
  6. rockzz

    rockzz Newcomer, in training

    repair your os dude. just insert the xp cd and reinstall it. dont reformat just reinstall your windows xp. maybe this will help you....
  7. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

  8. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    some software will not shutdown properly
    what ever you have that auto runs like normal
    before you shut down shut them off, do this one at a time untill, you find the one causing the hang
    on 1 fo my clients machines it was adaware popup blocker not shuting off
  9. wlknaack

    wlknaack Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    If, I repeat if, your problem is indeed that a program or programs are not shutting down, go to Microsoft downloads and download and install the service "uphclean.exe" (User Profile Hive Cleaner). This will shut down straggler programs. Try it and see if it helps. It is a service I believe you should have on your system in any event, so there is nothing to lose in trying it. Good Luck.
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