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Can't shut down computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mcfay, Apr 5, 2008.

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  1. mcfay

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    About a week ago I installed adobe reader 8.1. Since then I haven't been able to shut down my computer the right way. When I go to start and click then click on turn off computer the shut down box never comes up. I end up having to push the power button to turn it off. I know this will eventually do harm (if it hasn't already) is there anything I can do besides reformatting. I have all the disk to reformat, but would rather not if I can get this fixed.

    My hard drive crashed last year, it was an 80 gig, I replaced it with a 300 gig. Haven't had any problems until last week after I downloaded adobe. I uninstalled it this morning, but it still don't work.

    Thanks
     
  2. mcfay

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    Bump!
     
  3. Broni

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    Did you try System Restore from more then one week ago?
     
  4. mcfay

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    Yes, I went all the way back to Feb. It says can't restore to that date because no changes have been made since then.
     
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    Or, more accurately, Restore to before you installed Adobe Reader?
     
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    Go "Run, msconfig,ok,startup" and uncheck every referenece to Adobe or Adobe Reader, hit apply and then reboot.
     
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