Computer will not shut down

  corc2 00:32 31 Dec 2006

Came to shutdown my pc tonight and it would not do it. Tried 3 times but will not shut down or let me log off. I have XP SP2 with IE7 and latest Windows updates, AVG 7 and Kerio firewall. I have checked through Task Manager and can't find any problem there. Browsed Google for an answer but can't find anything particularly relevant to me. Any ideas before I manually switch it off? TIA

  terryf 00:37 31 Dec 2006

Crash it but push F8 when you re-boot into Safe mode, if that boots up ok then try a normal reboot. Let us know what happens.

  p;3 02:38 31 Dec 2006

what you might also need to know is that, unless you already have it, the avg version is now 7.5

click here

the link to the exe is

click here

  corc2 17:01 31 Dec 2006

Computer did finally shut down after a few more attempts. I think that a program I had been using (Orion Platinum) hadn't closed down properly when I had exited it. It didn't show up on Task manager though. I have a memory programme running (FreeRAM XP Pro)and freed up some memory, went through shut down procedure and it did it straight away. Thanks for the advice.

  p;3 17:30 31 Dec 2006

you will need to do the avg update to the newer version as the older one will no longer function shortly

good to know the computer will now shut down when asked to :))

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