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restart, shut down issues

By sk|n
Mar 26, 2005
  1. upon attempting to restart or shut down my computer via the start menu, the computer will ignore the command or i will get an asterick sound signifying that the command is some type of error. when i attempt to use system recovery, the computer will once again ignore the command. any ideas?

    win xp pro
  2. nellakita

    nellakita TS Rookie Posts: 45
    go to this website this should help you out or at least give you an idea what maybe wrong
    please let me know what was wrong id like to know
  3. sk|n

    sk|n TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your help, i ran across that page too in my find.

    but it turned out that it was a parse message error that created a unstable fault with xp.

    i was running a boot screen, so my LOGONUI.EXE created the trouble. it was pretty hard actually, cuz i couldn't do a system restore nor could i set the stock xp logon. so i found out that i had to uninstall stylexp and clear all of any registry apps that contained stylexp. and my "waittokilltimeapp" timer was set to 20,000. had to reset it to 20.

    so after a hard boot i was good to go. no more parse messages, and now i'm back to normal.

    i just tried to install Zone Alarm and it snowballed into tons of problems cuz it doesn't like symantec for some reason. oh well, trial and error i guess.

    if anybody has problems like this, google "parse message rcint failure"

    and you'll be good to go as well. ;)
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