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WinME does not shut down

By bartz ·
How can I clean up my system so WinME will shut down reliably? Some times it hangs up.

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by 7nt In reply to WinME does not shut down

Windows Knowledge Base Q273746 may supply some answers for you. Check here:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=273746

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by TheChas In reply to WinME does not shut down

There is a very good article on trouble-shooting Windows shut down problems posted at www.aumha.org

Most Windows shutdown issues end up being device driver problems.

Chas

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by computab In reply to WinME does not shut down

If the machine starts normally, then click Start, Run and type Msconfig, and press enter. Remove all ticks, restart to enable the change of settings; and shut down. If it shuts down normally, then the solution is in one of the settings in Win.ini,System.ini, Autoexec.bat, config.sys or Startup. Put the tick in the box for Win.ini, restart, then shut down. By trial and error, you can isolate the problem, which might be a faulty driver, or badly behaved software. Good luck!

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by CTR2000 In reply to WinME does not shut down

I just helped someone with ME who had the same problem. Turn out he needed a video driver update. But this doesn't mean that this will solve your problem. But do check for driver updates plus do a search on any particular errors through www.google.com.

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by CXY In reply to WinME does not shut down

Are you using any antivirus software? Perhaps you need to update the software. If you're using NAV, try disabling the auto-protect feature. If you have to use the feature, get newer version or use live update to update the software.

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by cglrcng In reply to WinME does not shut down

All of the above plus a short cut to look for a bad Virtual Device Driver (.VXD) Problem...Is Microsoft Virtual Private Networking installed? If so, go to Device Manager & check the Network Adapters, look @ the Drivers installed for each of the adapters...Is the last driver for each adapter REDIR.VXD? If so, simply delete the Microsoft Virtual Private Network Adapter, and your shutdown problem just might go away right after a simple driver database rebuild.

I found this to be the case on an ME machine I took the msconfig troubleshooting route on along w/ a few too many bootlog checks (a redirect.vxd device not found dead end on most of the startups, leading later to a bad shutdown)...There was no networking of the machine, therefore noneed for the virtual adapter. Machine restarts & shuts down right everytime now.

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by dragonsrage99 In reply to WinME does not shut down

yes this is a famous 1 - i have 25 laptops with WinME installed and i had the same problem -

The Easiest way to fix this is to run setup.exe from the windowsME disk - this will fix any corrupt files - doing this will NOT change any of your settings or programs - you will still have access to all of your programs and files. this is a simple 1-click-fix solution - once you run setup - jus naswer the normal windows questions - stick ya key in again and let windows do the rest

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hope that helps
Graham:)
Theres Not Enough Time In My World

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by dragonsrage99 In reply to WinME does not shut down

yes this is a famous 1 - i have 25 laptops with WinME installed and i had the same problem -

The Easiest way to fix this is to run setup.exe from the windowsME disk - this will fix any corrupt files - doing this will NOT change any of your settings or programs - you will still have access to all of your programs and files. this is a simple 1-click-fix solution - once you run setup - jus naswer the normal windows questions - stick ya key in again and let windows do the rest

)
hope that helps
Graham:)
Theres Not Enough Time In My World

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