Computer Wont shut this a registry issue?

By RUstoney2
Mar 2, 2006
  1. I am a newbie to this, and have an eMachine with an AMD Athlon 64 3300+, 512 Ram, 160 HD, running XP home. The system is 2 months old.

    The computer will occasionally not shut down. When shutting down, it goes through the normal routine, saves settings, and then gets to the "Windows is shutting down" screen and freezes. It will sit for hours if I let it, and I have to eventually manually turn off the tower.

    Is this a registry issue? Anyone got any good cleaning tools? I have Norton Antivirus, and Ad-aware, but do not know how to check/clean the registry. Can anything else could cause this?

    Thanks :confused:
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

  3. RUstoney2

    RUstoney2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Since this problem is intermittent, I am still waiting to see if the problem comes back, but it hasn't failed to shut down after fixing.

    Thanks, the info was real helpful. I changed a couple things, one in the USB settings, and also changed my McAfee (which came preloaded on the PC).

    Hopefully this did it.

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