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By josephjames10 ·
My Windows XP Pro not shuting down and I have to turn it off manually. When click on shutdown OS responded normally and it closes all aplication but stayed at blue screen. I set my desk on windows classic. Thanks for help.

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by ctrservices In reply to Computer not shuting down

Here's a great web site covering most of the reasons for this problem:

http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm

You might want to try a system restore first (it's about half way down in the above atricle). Also, check the Event Viewer if the above doesn't work. It often gives a good clue to resolving the problem.

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by master3bs In reply to Computer not shuting down

Be sure to update your spyware and virus definitions, and do a scan for both. Then, run the command "msconfig" from your run menu and go to the startup tab. S

ee if there are any suspicious files that you don't need and uncheck them. There are a ton of websites out there that can help you determine what you need. One that I've recently discovered is http://www.lafn.org/webconnect/mentor/startup/PENINDEX.HTM

Do this too as a possible workaround. Create a shortcut on your desktop and make this the target:

%windir%\System32\SHUTDOWN.exe -f -s -t 01

This calls the shutdown command, forces programs to close, stops services and then shutsdown after one second. See it it works.

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