Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:49 PM
Im having some problems logging off and booting up as of yesterday. When I shut down my PC, either by manually holding the power button 3-5 sec or through Start>Turn Off Computer, it hangs up for about 8-10 seconds on the blue log off screen before it powers down. It does this same thing on restart as well..(basically anytime I power down the computer). This occurred several times while rebooting last night.
Now this morning when I started up my computer it stalled at the Windows splash screen while the loading bar continued for over 10 min (first time this has happened) before I finally held the power button down to restart the boot. Of course the screen came up and displayed it didnt fully boot up on last boot...do this...do that...blah blah blah. I didnt do last good config because I wanted to see if it would do it again. I rebooted in normal mode and it went through successfully at what seemed to be avg boot-up speed.
Here is what I have done in the past few days that I think may have caused some of these problems:
-Set up an External HDD for the first time. (WD My Book).
-Accidentally compressed C: drive on disk cleanup. But uncompressed afterwards. (dont know if this worked, but I did it)
-Accidentally turned the WD External to active after I formatted from FAT32/NTFS. ( I know I screw up everything...lol) But what I did was delete the External partition and started over by formatting it again. It removed the Active status.
-Also, not within the last couple days, but for some time I have had some shutdown/start up registry tweaks to items like AutoEndTask, WaitToKillService, etc.
I want to say it has something to do with the EHDD I hooked up. Not the fact that I switched it from active on back over to inactive, but just the device itself. I have used the external and files transfer successfully and it seems to work fine. All drivers and firmware are up to date via WD support site. One thing I have done to eliminate hang up time is to stop the External device when I reboot or power down, even though it has the SmartPower feature on it. I think it has made some difference but whats all the bootup problems about then?