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Grr HELP!! My computer wont turn OFF

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by goinginsane, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. goinginsane

    goinginsane Thread Starter

    Jul 12, 2006
    I have XP.. laptop by HP.....its only a year old... ran the stupid antivirus and nothing...

    I have been trying for an hour now to shut the compyter down. something so simple...
    and NOTHING

    it doesnt do a darn thing.

    I had to press the power button manually which i think is really bad for my laptop right?

    waited a little, turned it back on and tried again, and still NOTHING

  2. Blink182

    Blink182 Banned

    Jul 8, 2006
    Cant shutdown?

    When the power scheme is causing the problem:
    In Windows XP, the "Always On" Power Scheme can cause some computers to hang at shutdown. To correct this setting, follow the steps below:

    1. From the Start menu >Control Panel. Click Switch to Classic View.
    2. Double-click Power Options. From the Power Schemes tab, in the "Power schemes" section, select Home/Office Desk or something other than always on.
    3. Click Apply, and then click OK.

    Shutdown hangs on "Saving your Settings" or "Windows is Shutting Down"

    During shutdown or reboot, Win XP may hang (stop responding) at the “saving your settings” screen. During such a hang, there is no response to Ctrl+Alt+Del; the mouse may or may not work. The problem may be intermittent.

    As a workaround you can attempt to disable the Windows Welcome Screen. This however, may not work in some cases.

    System or hard drive corruption

    1. Click Start > Run > Type cmd
    2. At the Comand Prompt Windows type chkdsk /f.
    3. If asked to schedule at reboot hit "Y" and hit "ENTER"
    4. Reboot.

    Power supply

    1. The only remedy for a dud PSU is a new one. If you suspect this is the problem have it changed with a new one.

    The known issue in Windows XP

    Hope this helps :)
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