XP Shutdown problem

  Megadeath 10:28 03 Mar 2004

I have a strange little problem here :-(
I completed a fresh install of Win XP on my friends machine and everything worked fine, I could shutdown the PC in the normal way everytime.

Now after installing his graphics card drivers ( win xp didn't find them , geforce 4 mx440 64mb )
The computer point black refuses to shutdown , it just hangs on the "windows is shutting down" screen.

If you hold the power button in for 5 seconds it shuts off and you can reboot it with no problems.

If you are in windows and select "restart" from the shutdown menu, it does exactly as it's told.

It just totally refuses to shutdown, All I can say is that installing the graphics drivers has done something somewhere But I cannot figure out what.

If anyone has any ideas, I would be grateful for the information !!


  johnnyrocker 10:30 03 Mar 2004

try updating graphics drivers?


  curlylad 10:46 03 Mar 2004

Try to shutdown in safe mode if you can then I would say it is a driver problem as johnnyrocker suggests !

  AndyJ 10:47 03 Mar 2004

Have a browse through here click here

  Xevious 10:56 03 Mar 2004

you stole my thunder... :-)

this problem occured with one of my customers, i found the same website that you listed here, and tried it, presto, it works a treat!

good one.

  Megadeath 10:59 03 Mar 2004

Had the latest graphics drivers on the machine, even tried a set of older drivers incase the new ones where the problem.

Will try the safemode shutdown now and see what happens.

  Megadeath 11:04 03 Mar 2004

Same problem, hangs on " windows is shutting down "

  Xevious 12:26 03 Mar 2004
  Megadeath 02:05 04 Mar 2004

Thanks for the help guys, All seems to be working well now.

Updated Graphics drivers
Updated Modem Drivers
Updated sound card drivers

Something must have just gone nuts somewhere and caused this, but after all those updates it now shuts down correctly.

Works fine now.

Thanks again for the tips !!

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