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Windows Wont Shut Down, Reboot, log off,etc

By ---agissi---
Nov 15, 2003
  1. I was gone for 1 day at a (xbox) lan party, and sure enough to come back my little brother has (somehow :blackeye: ) put spyware all over my computer.. wonder what sites hes been to! After I deleted all the spyware and bogus Weather Bug programs that were installed, I find out Windows wont Log Off, Switch Users, Reboot, go into Standby mode, or shutdown :confused: Whenever I try to do any of the following, simply nothing happens. I've tryed shutting down from Task Manager too. I ran Norton Anti-Virus and I dont have any virus, etc.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Hey Agissi :), did you try Ad-Aware?
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    WinXP has a shutdown command. Go to the command prompt & try it, see if you get an error message of some sort.
     
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,977   +15

    Ofcourse! Even their new build 181 so its super fast :D

    Also didou, whenever I do the shutdown command, the Explorer closes, however my mouse and wallpaper remain on the screen....forever :dead: It says "Saving Your Settings" and freezes after awhile on that.
     
  5. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98

    Any error messages in your event viewer ? Try to look at the time when you did the shutdown command.
     
  6. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    I had this problem on my daughters machine a while back.Unfortunately there is no quick answer .In my case Norton AV conflict with chat software .This article from Microsoft helped me track it down.308029
     
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,977   +15

    Thanks, I got it all fixed :)
     
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