XP Shutdown

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Carlyon

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Does ayone know the Registry settings associated with Shutdown please? I believe I have inadvertantly altered a registry entry as my computer will no longer shutdown peoperly and I have to switch off the power to do so.

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Carlyon

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skinnywhiteboy said:
What does your computer do when you select "shutdown?"
Does it just reboot??
No. It hangs and then a small panel appears warning about losing unsaved items with a progress bar moving across. When this has finished it has apparently not shut down because the desktop is still displayed. Cntrl Alt Delete does not work but shows no programs running.

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You need:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

PowerdownAfterShutdown should be set to 1

Marcus
 

Carlyon

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mlesniak said:
You need:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

PowerdownAfterShutdown should be set to 1

Marcus
Thanks Marcus
Setting was 0. I changed it to 1

This helped but not entirely.

Having recently installed Norton Internet Security 2005 I tried removing it and this solved the problem!

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I tried using Norton Internet Security and ended up giving it up (although it was an earlier version than version 5). The problem was that it seemed to block ALL internet access, no matter how low I set the security.
When I tried to get my money back Symantec would not oblige (because of their time restriction) so I ended up donating it to a friend, who seems quite happy with it.

Marcus
 
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