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Solved: Startup/Shutdown problems.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rka0, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. rka0

    rka0 Banned Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. Dr. Chauncey

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    Why did you have to format twice?
     
  3. ViprXX

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    maybe you don't have all the drivers you need installed like motherboard ones or they are outdated.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.

    good luck
     
  4. rka0

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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
     
  5. rka0

    rka0 Banned Thread Starter

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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?
     
  6. indranx

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    Solution. Format for 3rd time and select format NTFS full formatting. Not Quick Format. :D :D
     
  7. rka0

    rka0 Banned Thread Starter

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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.
     
  8. rka0

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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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