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Windows ME not shutting down properly

By clutch43 ·
It seems since I was infected with an email virus about a month ago, my PC hasnt been shutting down properly. I am running WinME on a P3, 600mhz machine. It seems when my resources reach the teens and I go to shut down my machine, the desktop closesdown as usual, but then the black screen with blinking cursor is what I see unless i manually shut down the PC, resluting in running scandisk on the next boot-up due to 'improper shutdown'. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.

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by dmiles In reply to Windows ME not shutting d ...

More info on the type of virus would be needed to provide any suggestions,as to what files that maybe present from the virus to locate them on the hard drive,if the virus scan does not pickup anything,then it may be wise to wipe the drive clean and reinstall the OS.
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by clutch43 In reply to Windows ME not shutting d ...

I have forgotten to mention that the virus was the SirCam virus and it had been removed from my system. I use McAfee virus scan and followed the instructions from their web page to remove the virus from the registry and files themselves.

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by stngfan1 In reply to Windows ME not shutting d ...

I have an E-Mach. doing the same thing. I never caught a virus. I restored from a old backup, and it is ok now. Through trial and error I think it might be the video drivers or mouse software. I'm slowly updated my software now, to see which one causes the problem. I'll let you know what I find out.

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