<<Have also ran in run box SFC / SCANNOW. it didn't do a thing just blacked out and disappeared? Why?>>
Did you insert the XP CD, as suggested? Did the version and SP on the dsk...match the version and SP installed on your system?
There have been shutdown issues for some users...since Win95 days. Why they occur can vary from system to system.
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 Shutdown Troubleshooter - http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php
Edited by hamluis, 31 December 2009 - 02:35 PM.