Can anyone enlighten me as to why suddenly my system fails to shutdown when I ask it to? Whenever I shutdown or restart Xp the system freezes on the XP shutting down screen. The only way to shutdown is holding the power button in. I'm currently running XP pro, with an AMD Athlon 2200 with 256 mb of ram and an nvidia gforce 2mx display adaptor Thanks
this has caused problems for me in the past albeit with win98 but it could be the same for XP, if you do. shutdown Norton first then try to shutdown windows. (you may even have to uninstall Norton then try again)
or it could be a corrupt sound file (windows exit sound) that will stop (or pause) windows exit.
For some reason my Windows XP PC sometimes shuts down,then reboots so has to be shut down again. Also sometimes my USB connected wireless mouse needs to be moved across it's mat for the system to power down.