Hi I'm running Windows XP. The other week when I shut down my computer, it hung on the screen that says its saving your settings and shutting down. Since then this has happened most of the times when I shut down/restart the computer, though not everytime. The computer hangs for a long time and doesnt seem to be doing anything, though the hd led does flash occasionally. I tried to run the disk Checker by right clicking the hard drive, clicking the tools tab and clicking 'check now' under error checking. However, the bar doesn't even begin to move, even after some time, and the option to cancel is removed. I can't close the window and have to restart. I don't remember installing anything before the problem however I did install things after the problem, so a system restore could be messy. I don't know what to do. Is there a Windows problem anyones heard of that could cause this? I have an MSI K7N2 Delta Mainboard withe NVIDA nForce 2 Ultra 400 Chipset. It runs an Athlon XP 3000+ processor with the Barton Core. Does anyone know of any issues with this mainboard? I don't know what to do, but it's really worrying me. I've had the computer a year and have loads of files, I don't want to have to reformat. I'd appreciate any help you can give me. Frosty
ps. you say 'I've had the computer a year and have loads of files'
try uninstalling anything you dont use, run a disk cleanup or better still run this as it does a better job click here (standard settings) then run disk check as above and defrag the hard drive if it hasnt been done for a while.
it was the 'shutting down' message. I ran a defrag and tried scan disk with only the top check box checked instead of both as I had been doing. Scan disk ran and I haven't had any problems since! Thanks guys. This forum's great! Everyone here is so helpful and friendly! Thanks! Frosty
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