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 Windows XP hangs up when shutting down

When I finish using my computer for the day and try to
shut it down in the usual manner, it hangs up most of the
time.  The only way I can unfreeze the screen and get it
to boot up again is to unplug the power cord to the CPU.  
This leads to improper shut down problems and messages
when I plug it back in the next day.  I sometimes have to
put my Windows XP Home disk in the CD drive to get it to
boot up again.  Does anyone know how I can fix this?


 Mon, 25 Jul 2005 08:16:29 GMT   
 Windows XP hangs up when shutting down

Bitstring <090501c2cd74$fefae0b0$8ef82ecf@TK2MSFTNGXA04>, from the
wonderful person Larry <parec...@attbi.com> said

Search this group (or even more widely) for 'Windows XP shutdown
problem'. www.google.com is a great way of finding things like this fast
(and if you don't find a web page with the answer, hit the 'groups'
tab).

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 Mon, 25 Jul 2005 09:18:05 GMT   
 Windows XP hangs up when shutting down
Hi Larry,

Suggestions:

This edit controls whether Windows should automatically power down or reboot
your computer once it has finished the shutdown process.

Power Off or Reboot After Shutdown (Line 76)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

These edits automatically ends tasks and timeouts that prevent programs from
shutting down.

Auto End Tasks and Wait to Kill Timeout for Shutdown (Line 76)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

This edit allows you to configure Windows so that you receive verbose
startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status messages. This may be helpful to
in troubleshooting slow startup, shutdown, logon, or logoff behaviour.

Startup/Shutdown/Logon/Logoff Status Messages (Line 69)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

View Log Events by Code or List or Clear (Line 126)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Windows XP Shutdown & Restart Troubleshooter
http://aumha.org/a/shtdwnxp.php

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All the Best,
Kelly

MS-MVP Win98/XP-Shell/User [AE-Windows? XP]
Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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 Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:06:12 GMT   
 Windows XP hangs up when shutting down
Bitstring <#WO7IRYzCHA.1808@TK2MSFTNGP11>, from the wonderful person
Kelly <ke...@mvps.org> said
<snip>

Hi Kelly .. I've just found (maybe) another fine shutdown gotcha (in
Win2k, but maybe it applies to WinXp too).

Moved a perfectly working Win2k system to my wife's study, plugged in an
Eizo L565 TFT instead of my ADI microscan CRT - only change. Here it ran
24/7, so shutdown was just for maintenance, but it always worked first
time.

In it's new home, shutdown was about 25% successful - otherwise hung at
a 'black' (well, dark green - backlight still on!) screen, with all
drives, LEDs , fans etc still running. Reset or power switch would bring
it up/down cleanly, so windows really had finished saving all files,
marking things clean, and exiting .. just the power wasn't off. Try 3-4
times, get lucky.

Then one night I failed to go 'attend' to it for 10-15 minutes, and
amazingly, it had shut down. It then occurred to me that 10 mins is the
timeout for the Eizo to go into 'nobody talking to me, power down' mode.

So .. I suspect the Win2k (=XP?) 'plug and play' monitor driver is
failing to convince the Eizo to go to sleep, which is then failing to
convince ACPI that everything is now snoring, and it can cut the power.
May only be a problem with dual input TFTs (the Eizo has analog, in use,
and a DVI socket, which isn't) .. heck, may only be a problem with =this
model=. However it worked dandy when she had a Win95b machine attached
to it, and even used to display 'turn me off when the computer shuts
down' message, iirc.

Guess I'll go try an L565 specific monitor driver and see if that helps.
This 'bad driver can cause shutdown problems' I never expected to extend
to a monitor driver, of all things .. but that's the only software that
changed!

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 Mon, 25 Jul 2005 18:28:55 GMT   
 Windows XP hangs up when shutting down
Bitstring <IacF0bKnjjQ+E...@from.is.invalid>, from the wonderful person
GSV Three Minds in a Can <GSV@[127.0.0.1]> said

That didn't fix the problem, and actually the last sentence turn out not
to be the case - what =else= had changed was that a bunch of automatic
updates ('hotfixes') had applied themselves .. looks right now like 'pre
SP4 Hotfix Q329170' for Win2k might be the culprit, so I'll try that
next. Arrgh!

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 Wed, 27 Jul 2005 20:19:29 GMT   
 Windows XP hangs up when shutting down
Hi,

Seems my last message never showed up...it was to the extent of:

Interesting, will send the info to Jim for checkpoint measures.

Keep us posted and good luck in the meantime.  :o)

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All the Best,
Kelly

MS-MVP Win98/XP-Shell/User [AE-Windows? XP]
Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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 Thu, 28 Jul 2005 18:20:48 GMT   
 Windows XP hangs up when shutting down
Bitstring <O74hjTC0CHA.1752@TK2MSFTNGP10>, from the wonderful person
Kelly <ke...@mvps.org> said

Interesting question is whether there was a WinXP equivalent of hotfix
Q329170 and, if there was, whether it has the same dire shutdown effect
as is reported for the Win2k version. I will certainly keep testing, but
since my wife's machine only shuts down once a day, it could be a week
or two before there is any statistically significant result.

fwiw, the point at which it hangs is =after= 'saving settings' and
=after= 'windows is now shutting down' .. and then it sits there (with a
working mouse pointer, I now notice) for =many= minutes. Weird.

If removing that hotfix doesn't do it, I guess it's time for a poke at
the hardware to see if anything got dislodged during the move (except
why would it shutdown OK once in every 3-4 attempts!?).

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 Thu, 28 Jul 2005 20:11:14 GMT   
 Windows XP hangs up when shutting down
Hi,

There is another article that mentions IME and the shgina.dll.  However,
claims it was corrected in XP SP1.
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;EN-US;q307274
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All the Best,
Kelly

MS-MVP Win98/XP-Shell/User [AE-Windows? XP]
Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 14:57:15 GMT   
 
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