PC wont shut down

  Sethhaniel 12:40 29 Apr 2007
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windows XP
when shuutting down gets to screen Windows is shutting down - and sits there - you can here clicking every thirty seconds or so as though it is trying to switch off -
only way then is to hold off button in till it powers down -- starts up ok next time

any ideas

  kalstras 12:45 29 Apr 2007

wait until it shuts down, it obviously is trying to do something. try running a full system scan using scan disk for erors. look at your task manager to see if there is anything running in the background that is the cause?

  Sethhaniel 13:12 29 Apr 2007

gets beyond the normal shutsddown - so there is no going back - and the only option is to pull the plug have looked in task manager and closed any dubious looking ones but to no avail

  EARLR 13:20 29 Apr 2007

You don't have IO Bit smartdefrag running do you?
I Found that I could not shut down with it running.
Got rid of it.
Good Luck

  Sethhaniel 13:27 29 Apr 2007

have IO advanced windows care - so got rid of that to see if any difference
- will let you know

  Miros 13:28 29 Apr 2007

I'm using Iobit smartdefrag and got no problems shutting down, I think there was a bug with an early version that's been sorted now.

  EARLR 14:16 29 Apr 2007

I will try it again.

  Sethhaniel 14:19 29 Apr 2007

see if that helps

  Sethhaniel 09:37 30 Apr 2007

i've been told by IT


will tick this thread
and start new on different topic

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