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Shutdown never ends.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:39 PM

My home 'puter never finishes the Shutdown (ie, it never powers down & I have to hold down the power button).

It's a HP pavilion 762n upgraded to 1g of memory.

In looking around the net, I found an overload of info. I hope someone here might help?
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#2 rowal5555


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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:03 PM

UPHClean is the MS fix for this problem. It releases threads etc so that shutdown can occur.


I had this in my downloads folder for months before I needed it. It works.


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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:06 PM

Well...it's a complicated problem, with varying causes. Which is why there appears to be so much info available.

If you are unwilling to wade through the documented solutions for XP shutdown problems...you might as well prepare to just do a repair install and hope for the best.

Read through the documentation at Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues - http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm AND Windows XP Shutdown Troubleshooter - http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

If any of the scenarios fit you, then we have something to work with.



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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:28 PM

Thanks people, I'll give these ideas a try.

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