Windows XP won't shut down/log off

By Rachelle ยท 4 replies
Nov 8, 2005
  1. Hi, can anyone help? When I try to shut down or log off, windows does nothing - it doesnt freeze but it ignores the command. Why is this??

    (I'm using Windows XP home edition)
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Do you mean nothing at all happens or that it simply remains on the "saving your files screen" and never shuts down?
  3. Rachelle

    Rachelle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It just stays on the desktop. nothing happens at all.
  4. personaljesus

    personaljesus TS Rookie

    This has happened to me before...I usually just reset manually and let it restart itself...mine usually happened when I was overworking my cpu by serious multitasking(dvd shrink,dvd decrypter,nero recode and games at the same time)
  5. Rachelle

    Rachelle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That must have been why. It's working fine now.
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