XP Restart/Shutdown error message

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
January 1, 2010 at 12:36:15
Specs: Windows XP, 2.00 CPU, 768MB of Ram
Whenever i attempt to restart or turn off my
computer, a window will appear saying:
"Windows is currently working with a file.
Please let windows finish or close the files
operation" or along those lines. This is ONLY
happening if i try to turn it off or restart it. I
have no files open that are doing anything
other then my internet browser. Any help?

See More: XP Restart/Shutdown error message

Report •


#1
January 1, 2010 at 12:39:17
Super Fast Shutdown

Install it, you`ll be able to shutdown your computer in 5 seconds....just execute "Super Fast Shutdown" from the Desktop...and...that`s it !!!

Google is your friend

www.google.com

-----------------------

Keyboard not present,press F1 to continue...


Report •

#2
January 1, 2010 at 13:00:15
Any chance you are using ZoneAlarm?

Report •

#3
January 1, 2010 at 14:41:18
You should close all running programs before shutting down. Otherwise, you risk corrupting the program(s) left running.

Close IE, make sure the process has stopped, and then try rebooting.

Also, run msconfig and disable anything in Startup that you don't need to have started automatically.

LIR


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
January 1, 2010 at 15:40:50
Are you using any flash or USB external drives?

Report •

#5
January 1, 2010 at 16:16:19
You can download What's Running http://www.whatsrunning.net/
And see what may be running before shutting down

Report •

#6
January 1, 2010 at 18:16:39
Use control/alt/delete (or download/install microsoft process explorer) and see what's using cpu time. right click and shut down. you should be able to shut down but you may want to see if this program is something you want/need. you may want to remove or just remove from starting with windows.

Report •

#7
January 1, 2010 at 18:24:09
I use this small program to turn off not required known Windows Startups: Startup Control Panel: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Report •

#8
January 2, 2010 at 21:37:56
Hey thanks everybody. I was able to fix it by holding ctrl down
while clicking the turn off button. That's not bad right?

Report •

#9
January 2, 2010 at 22:18:14
Its not the fix though
You need to be able to Shutdown normally, or are you happy to hold down Ctrl all the time?

How did you go with turning off any startups?


Report •


Ask Question