Solved: Startup/Shutdown problems.

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Hi All. After doing a very silly thing I had to reformat my computer twice, all seemed to be ok but now I have to click on the shut down button 3 times before my computer exits. On startup the screen remains black and I have to re boot through the power on/off button it reboots on the second try.
I have an advent laptop windows xp pro sp2.
Your help would be much appreciated.
 
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maybe you don't have all the drivers you need installed like motherboard ones or they are outdated. check your device manager and check for any errors. also it could be a program you have installed on your pc that is causing windows to not shutdown immediatly. try updating any software such as antivirus/spyware detection software. I had a similar problem before and it ended up that Norton antivirus was causing my pc to not wanna shutdown without having to end a task which was part of norton. I had to download an update from norton to fix it. Hope this helps.

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Hi Guys. Thanks for the response.I reformatted firstly in a non destructive mode and then did a full systems recovery which should have installed all necessary hard/software. I have run avg antivirus and avg antispy all is clean.I also have spywareterminator. I do not run them both at the same time. I did find this but for the life of me I do not have a clue how to get it to work maybe you can help with this.
http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/Windows_XP_Shutdown_Restart_Reboot_Startup_Problems.htm#shutdown
 

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Hi Guys. Checked out systems manager and all items marked ok drivers/motherboards ect. ran recover bad sectors will reboot and initiate auto fix file system errors is there anything else that needs doing?
 
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rka01 said:
Hi Guys. Checked out systems manager and all items marked ok drivers/motherboards ect. ran recover bad sectors will reboot and initiate auto fix file system errors is there anything else that needs doing?
Solution. Format for 3rd time and select format NTFS full formatting. Not Quick Format. :D :D
 

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Hi indranx. Thank you for your quick response.I have a laptop and a facility for formatting ntfs is not there I have been scouring the web for a solution but it seems I'm better at finding things for others than I am for myself.
 

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Hi All. I have done another systems recovery and all seems to be going well. I have not installed some of my games mahjongg and bookworm.I was thinking one of these being the reason for my troubles. I will reinstall one at a time and see what happens.
Thank You Guys for your help I am going to mark this thread solved.
 
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