XP home will not shut down

  PhilK 19:17 15 Apr 2003

It is irritating to say the least. Not only will it not close down, (I have to shut down the computer by keeping the button depressed for 10 seconds or so) it doesnt open up properly at the first attempt, it most often has to be rebooted to run OK. Anyone have any ideas ?

  powerless 19:53 15 Apr 2003

This is what Micorsoft say about it
click here

Also click here for a little reading.

  powerless 19:55 15 Apr 2003

When you are in Windows...

...Try this.

Start > Run > Copy and Paste:


Click ok and have your Windows XP dsic in the drive as you do this. This will sort out any buggered XP files. Tht may be causing the shutdown problem.

  rambam 22:34 15 Apr 2003

I have had the same problem with XP Pro and followed the second link provided by Powerless' 19:53 post above.

Sure enough, I've got Easy CD Creator 5 installed and, when I downloaded the patch from Roxio's site as suggested, my computer turned itself off for the first time since XP was installed! Thanks guys.

  fitcher 19:54 16 Apr 2003

in bios soft off .

  PhilK 22:14 16 Apr 2003

Thanks people. Have no time to do this at all at the mo ! But will, ASAP. Ta.

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