XP curious shutdown problem

March 14, 2009 at 13:09:39
Specs: Windows XP
I have a problem shutting down XP. For a change, it is not that the system takes long to shut down or reboots, but: When I click on the Start Menu button in order to shut down, it takes the system sometimes up to 5 minutes to show the actual turn off button in the middle of the screen. During that time, nothing else happens. What the heck is that?
Thx for helping, y'all - yet again ...


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#1
March 14, 2009 at 14:56:20

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#2
March 14, 2009 at 15:11:46
Instead of doing the Start button route, at the Desktop do
ALT + F4
to bring up the Shutdown options.

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#3
March 14, 2009 at 22:59:09
Thanks for your help, but unfortunately, none of this worked. I changed all the registry settings, and even by using alt+f4, the problem rermains.
Any more suggestions?

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#4
March 15, 2009 at 00:30:24
if you have the same XP disc as your OS, you could
sfc /scannow
That will replace any corrupted windows files.

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#5
March 15, 2009 at 01:26:54
Still more problems: I tried that, but during checking the Windows files the system told me to insert my Windows XP Professional Disk - but I have XP Home Edition, and after inserting the disk it told me, I had put in the wrong disk ... :-O

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#6
March 15, 2009 at 04:42:25
Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

Also you do not say how much RAM memory you have.

Also To have more RAM available at startup,
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
msconfig
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.

To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...
Task List Programs
OR
http://www.processlibrary.com/
The Process Library
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You would have to Restart twice after unchecking items in msconfig, in order to notice any changes in XP behavior.


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#7
March 15, 2009 at 05:10:05
You may want to try the User Profile Hive Cleanup.

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