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Trying Sysytem Restore but Computer Won't Shut Down

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dadarules, Apr 13, 2007.

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  1. Dadarules

    Dadarules Thread Starter

    Apr 13, 2007
    Hi & thanks in advance for any suggestions,

    I am on another computer because my laptop (Dell Latitude D505 using XP) won't recognize any wireless connection - or the LAN connection in the hotel room yesterday. The wireless worked at home yesterday and at the hotel initially. The signal was weak so I plugged in the cat-5 connector to the internet in the room and then neither worked. I went to view the network connections and it notes that everything is good - but obviously things are not because it won't connect or even recognize the wireless or LAN connections.

    I am home now and the computer did not recognize my wireless network that I am working on now with my family computer (proof it is up & running). I did refresh available wireless networks and it still notes that now wireless network is in range. Nobody likes a liar so I am going to have a talking to this laptop once things get fixed.

    So I remember this got fixed once by doing system restore and going to a time that everything worked - a happy place. I did this but now have the issue of the computer will absolutely not shut down by using the "Shut Down" command. It goes to a blue screen and won't react to anything - not even CTRL+ALT+DELETE. Just sits there in its little blue world ignoring me. I need to hold down the power button for a while to turn it off. The bigger problem is then that the System Restore date chosen will not take effect because the computer wouldn't shut down properly so I can not do any time traveling and fix my internet connection issue.

    Any thoughts? Thanks again.
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