Windows Won't Power Off

By lkwdguy74
Apr 27, 2006
  1. Does anyone know why windows XP won't power off automatically? It was working; then after I ran CRAPCLEANER it just goes to the blue screen that says "WINDOWS SHUTTING DOWN" and doesn't actually power off. This is a fairly new TOSHIBA LAPTOP. Thanks!!! :)
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Not sure if it helps but I have a program called window washer, which if set to clean windows at shut down, stops 2K from shutting down.

    Needless to say I shut it off and 2K closes OK
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    More possibilities -

    1.When you used CCleaner,did you use the "Issues" option ?
    If so,it should have made a registry backup.Try restoring the backup.

    2.From HERE

    "Toshiba laptop (model not specified). Problems of Windows XP not powering off nor going into standyby were solved by uninstalling (then reinstalling) the Toshiba Power Saver software and Toshiba Hotkey for Display Devices. After doing this and a reboot, the problem was gone. (Tip from David Flitterman)"
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