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Old 10-27-2005, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When I attempt to shutdown my main computer (listed below) it always hangs right after I click the "Shutdown" button, in the start menu (performs the same way if shutdown is selected in task manager or afterlogging out, the login screen). The system isn't totally dead after this fact, but it will not shut down, even after waiting. If I am in windows, I can log out and the back in just fine after it stops. It does not bring up the Shutdown/restart/log off box at all, it just stops. It does not actually begin to shutdown at any time.

Currently, I log out then shut it off "the hard way", when I do actually have to shut it off (it's on most of the time.)

Hmmm!?!?
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check APM options in both windows and bios
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Sounds to me like you have a spyware/malware problem. Do you have spyware installed to check that puter? If not, and you have an genuine version of XP, go here and downoad MS Spyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx
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Yes, I've got perfect (or close to it) malware protection, and have scanned with all updated programs, including Symantec Antivirus.
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does it do the same from safemode?
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I made this adjustment to my system registry. It should greatly increase shut down time.

Dramatically improve menu speeds and application and system shutdown/restart speeds

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

HungAppTimeout=4000 Delay before a hung application is allowed to terminate (each 1000 = 1 sec)

WaitToKillAppTimeout=4000 Delay before windows finally starts to shutdown (each 1000 = 1 sec)

MenuShowDelay=20 Delay before a menu pops open. (each 1000 = 1 sec)

AutoEndTasks=1 Automatically closes running applications when Windows shuts down.


The last one should help greatly.
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