windows wont shutdown

  joaniem1947 01:03 29 Mar 2008
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hi it`s me again now windows wont shut down HELP!!

  helen_312 01:06 29 Mar 2008

Press the power switch for 4 seconds.

  joaniem1947 01:11 29 Mar 2008

helen_312 did what you said no joy

  helen_312 01:14 29 Mar 2008

Is it installing updates?

I've never come acrosss a modern compuetr that will not shutdown after a 4 second push on to the power switch.

  joaniem1947 01:19 29 Mar 2008

hi helen_312 i tried again and pressed power button for longer ,it went off thanks very much

  birdface 10:07 29 Mar 2008

Best way to shut down your computer is to press Ctrl Alt +Delete at the same time.It takes you into TaskManager.If you go to the top to Shut down.Switch off.That should do it.While in Taskmanager under CPU you want to find what program is Hogging your CPU.System idle process should be showing about 96% this is normal.Anything else will probably be the program causing your problem.

  joaniem1947 11:56 29 Mar 2008

helen312,buteman
cheers for your help all sorted now many thanks ,joaniem1947

  johnanthony 15:01 29 Mar 2008

The last time this happened to me it was because I had un unpowered USB external hub connected.
Solution was to unplug the hub before trying to shut down in normal way.
Wouldn't recommend always shutting down by pushing power button. I believe this is for that "nothing else works" time.

  woodchip 15:06 29 Mar 2008

If the Computer will not turn off by holding the start button in, the motherboard is shot

  joaniem1947 20:21 29 Mar 2008

john anthony
woodchip
thanks for those comments i will bear them in mind but things seem to be ok for now ,but my message alerts seem to have disappearedno sound or little box to tell me i have messages, i`m on talktalk web mail and hotmail any answers.. anyone

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