Windows XP home edition will not shut down

By owenPC
Sep 27, 2005
  1. I have a weird problem : This machine works really well and has no bugs or virus its that is hangs up at the "Windows is shuting down" screen i have all windows updates, i have SP2 , it is an older machine but its not a boat anchor.
    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :)
  2. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    check your registry
    with like a spyware scan
    u might have to re-install windoes uif u have no idea how to modify the registry
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    are you connected to the Internet at the time? if so, pull the cable or disconnect from your dial-up.

    When it is hung up, have you tried <ct><alt><del> to get to the task manager?
  4. owenPC

    owenPC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Result ---

    It ended up being bad drivers on a PCI usb 2.0 card ..

    Thanks for your help
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