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

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

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

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Windows XP Stops Responding During Windows Shutdown
Does your machine refuse to shutoff at shutdown?
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
Don't Fear the Registry

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January 15, 2013 at 13:27:04
You can also try downloading the Chris Aversion Tool CAT.exe from this link:
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.

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January 16, 2013 at 16:24:16
Whether you've fixed your problem or not, consider downloading and installing UPHClean from Mircrosoft:

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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