win xp pro wont close down

  stourry 12:22 04 Sep 03

tried this before xp wont close down or restart when that option is chosen. my system is home built amd 2000+, 512mb ddr running win xp pro
any help would be appreciated new to xp

  bennyc 12:32 04 Sep 03

Have you go all of the updates from the windows update website ??? this may solve it, its worth a try.

  stourry 22:22 04 Sep 03

bennyc took advice got up-dates no better but thanks anyway ray

  Djohn 03:29 05 Sep 03

If it is hanging at the close-down window, open Task manager to see if there is a program running in the background. This may not be responding and cause your problem. So in a sense it will be that program and not windows itself that is refusing to let go. For example, does your internet connection log off OK? j.

  minter 03:41 05 Sep 03

As Djohn has said try Task Manager - Ctr+Alt+Del - it will probably show a program not responding. If not try closing the programs one by one.

Also, if you've just built your system, try re-installing XP - I do not think that is your problem. But it may be worth a try.

  fullywired23 20:14 05 Sep 03

if it is "hanging" at "saving your settings"
click start>type regedit>click on Hkey_local_machine/system current controllers/control .Click on the "control" folder>select"wait to keep service time out">right click on it>select "modify.Set it to a value less than 2000 say a 1000 at least as a test


  stourry 20:49 05 Sep 03

thanks everyone sorry taken so long to come back household chores you know. tried most things no luck but did re-install working okay now
again thanks everyone the help is great

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