shutdown problem

  junior666 15:16 22 Mar 2007

Most times when I attempt to turn off my computer, I am presented with a pop up message which states 'END PROGRAM - PSWX' This is accompanied with a green 'prgress bar' I sometimes have to click on END NOW up to 12 times (sometimes more) before the machine switches itself off.Has anyone else encountered this nuisance? Can you assist please.

  woodchip 15:23 22 Mar 2007

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Go to start\Run type msconfig look for the program and remove the tick from the box. It's under Startup Tab

  junior666 15:20 23 Mar 2007

Hi, Tried this procedure Woodchip,however there are no PSWX programs listed here.Any other suggestions?

  brundle 15:22 23 Mar 2007
  Sheik Yerbouti 16:47 23 Mar 2007

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Run an online virus scan to try and clear up the problem.

  Sheik Yerbouti 16:56 23 Mar 2007

If pswx is a legitimate program/service (I think woodchip is right though, it isn't) you can use this tool which I have used in the past to great effect, to combat general windows shutdown sluggishness.

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  Sheik Yerbouti 17:11 23 Mar 2007

Anyone running x64 OS ...dont use User Profile Hive Cleanup Service, it causes probs.

  junior666 18:52 02 Apr 2007

Hi, I have tried all the procedures listed & none of them have worked. Do I just have to live with this problem? Has anyone had a proven resolution to this specific problem?

  woodchip 21:46 02 Apr 2007

Have run the link click here

???? did you find anything with it if you did?

  woodchip 21:49 02 Apr 2007

Have a look hear to see if anything clicks

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