Windows XP Computer won't TURN OFF

January 14, 2013 at 19:37:02
Specs: Windows XP
Computer won't shut down after clicking "turn off"

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#1
January 14, 2013 at 20:14:55
So what does it do? Can you do anything?

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#2
January 15, 2013 at 02:10:15
open command prompt and type:
shutdown -s -f -t 0

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#3
January 15, 2013 at 04:27:18
Try this.
Start > Control Panel > Power Options
APM.
Advanced Power Management.
Tick > Enable Advanced Power Management support.

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Does your machine refuse to shutoff at shutdown?
http://tweak.us/xp2.html
This may or may not work depending on whether or not your system supports APMS. Start regedit, and make your way to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] and in the right pane look for the key PowerOffActive. Change the value to 1.
Demystifying the Windows Registry
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
Don't Fear the Registry
http://oreilly.com/pub/h/658
http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~b90047/...


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#4
January 15, 2013 at 13:27:04
You can also try downloading the Chris Aversion Tool CAT.exe from this link:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cri...
Run tool, on the main window select the "Adjustments" button on the left.
Then check mark "Fix Shutdown" then click "Apply Checked Fixes"
Then close the repair tool, it creates a log, which we do not need to see unless something was not successful.

Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?


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#5
January 16, 2013 at 16:24:16
Whether you've fixed your problem or not, consider downloading and installing UPHClean from Mircrosoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...

I've found that XP can often hang about for programs to close. The above is free and uses no resources. I have found it most beneficial.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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