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Startup/Shutdown hangups


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#1 theprofessor

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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?

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#2 theprofessor

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:04 AM

Too much to read?...lol

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:24 PM

Anybody have any ideas at all? Its still doing it.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:28 PM

Have you tried Turning/Shutting off your computer without your EHD? If it makes a difference or not, we can cross it out.
Who said I couldn't have everything?

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:18 PM

Troubleshoot XP Shutdown Problems (MS) - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029

Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown Problems - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...s-Shutdown.html

Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues - http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm

Windows XP - Troubleshoot-fix shutdown, restart-reboot and startup problems - Main page - http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/Windows_XP_....htm#recoverycd

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:07 PM

Have you tried Turning/Shutting off your computer without your EHD? If it makes a difference or not, we can cross it out.


Yeah, like I said I shut down the External and booted and rebooted. It doesnt seem to make much of a difference. I think basically its WD problem, but I dont know a way around it. What I mean by it being a WD problem is they use that button manager driver to work in sync with windows shutdown/startup. But it doesnt seem to work as quick as my PC does. Sometimes the computer will shutdown and the external will still be running. And alot of times it doesnt recognize the external on startup. Even if the drivers are set to automatic on startup. So I have to unplug and replug the external then restart all the drivers.

Edited by theprofessor, 04 March 2009 - 08:08 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:09 PM

Then I really suggest taking a look at Louis's links. They might provide you with information you need.
Who said I couldn't have everything?

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:09 PM

Troubleshoot XP Shutdown Problems (MS) - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029

Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown Problems - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...s-Shutdown.html

Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues - http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm

Windows XP - Troubleshoot-fix shutdown, restart-reboot and startup problems - Main page - http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/Windows_XP_....htm#recoverycd

Louis


Thanks hamluis, Ill read into that.




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