Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:39 PM
It seems that ever since I installed XP SP2, The system will no longer turn off. When I try to do so using the START/TURN OFF COMPUTER/TURN OFF sequence, all that happens is that the system REBOOTS and remains on.
In order to shut the system down, I have to hold the POWER button several seconds OR hit the main power switch to my powerstrip. I try to time it so that the screen is black AND the harddrive light is not lit (so that I can be sure that Windows has shut down completely clean AND my drive is not being accessed at the precise moment that the power goes off so I don't crash the drive heads). It is a challenge.
I tried going up to microsoft to query the Knowledgebase, etc. but couldn't find anything searching for "can't shutdown". Even searched the web via msn search. I couldn't understand the results. I'm not a tech type. So, I'll have to see what turns up here.
Started as a CTX P2, but changed over time; AMD DURON XP 1600 MHz, 1GB mem, Syntax SV266A(D) mobo, WD 250 GB IDE, ATI Radeon 8500 A-I-W & Radeon 9250 (1 crt & 1 lcd), WinXP-SP2, Opera9, IE7 & compuserve4.0.2, Spysweeper and AdAware SE.