i need help , my xp shutsdown ok , but does not power down my pc , my mate has exactly the same system , we built together and his shutsdown , so it must be something in my xp thats altered. any advice is welcome
Go to hardware then device manager click view then show hidden devices if you see a file with a red cross enable this device XP will then power down if Windows XP came with your computer then this thread will be no use to you.
I heard quite a time ago that some computers allow you to shut down from the OS but still continues to try and end some of the processes and so does not power down until it ends this process. So what you could do is as soon as you log on open task manager and note down all the processes and then when you want to shut down look back in Tsk Man and leave it with the same processes running as when the computer had started. Although this might not work, and depending on how stable your comp is it could cause it to crash but it might be worth a try.