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Shutdown problem

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by tcube, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. tcube

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    Hi!
    I’ve been having this problem for a couple of months. My computer stalls at the shutdown process. It happens only if I’m connected to the Internet. The shutdown process stops at showing the message “Windows is shutting down”. The hard drive also shuts down (I think) as the LED stops blinking. Only the power LED on the case remains on. The processor fan also remains running. I then directly turn off from the main power line.

    I have an Intex PCI LAN card. I went through its manual and found out that it supports something called ‘wake on LAN’ function. Is the problem due to that? I use Windows XP Service pack 2 as my OS.

    I went through the posts in this forum, but couldn’t find anything. Sorry if this query is repeated!
     
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  3. tcube

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    Thank you golferbob for the help. I went through the links you provided. I think it is a hardware compability issue. As I said before, the computer shuts down properly if the network is disabled. So are there any dos commands which would let me disable the network.
     
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  5. SirMille

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    Most LAN cards support 'wake on LAN'

    Even if this option is enabled it shouldn't prevent you from cleanly shutting down.

    Have you checked the event log (My computer right-click Manage) to see if anything is being written to the logs?
     
  6. tcube

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    Nothing is being written in the error logs.
    I thought that 'wake on LAN' means that the computer stays 'awake' if it is connected to the LAN. I even reinstalled XP due to this problem. Is there any way I can solve this??!!
     
  7. www.pc-repair.ie

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    Wake on lan is a network feature that permits the nic to power you computer on,
    I don't think the computer stays powered on at all times.

    I don't think I know a single person who uses WOL
     
  8. ChemicalMonkey

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    You could just get a new card, thats what i had to do...there cheap so its not much of a lose
     
  9. tcube

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    ^^That seems to be the only solution :mad:. I now directly switch off the computer from the mains. Everything, except the processor fan seem to shutdown. Please tell me whether this is safe??!
     
  10. ChemicalMonkey

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    it shouldnt do any harm to your computer itself except maybe your cooling fan if you let it stay running constantly. But multiple "unsafe" shutdowns (unplugging of the computer while its running) can destroy the OS and fragment the hard drive data over a long period of time.
     
  11. tcube

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    Well then I suppose I'd have to buy a new LAN card. Thanx everyone for answering to this query :) .
     
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