Windows XP (Home) - Shutdown Problem

  TABBYCAT 19:52 02 May 05
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If my computer has been running for any length of time, then on shutdown the screen gopes as far as "Windows is shutting down" and stops, not powering off the system as it should. If I just turn off the power at this stage, fine, no problems apparant on next boot up.
If however I boot up the machine and then immediately request shutdown, then it fully powers off as intended.
Why? More an annoyance than a problem, but I'm still curious to know.

  Technotiger 19:58 02 May 05

Hi, this is sometimes caused by one of the programs you have been using being reluctant to close itself down. If you have many icons in your System Tray right-click and close as many of these as possible, then try your normal shutdown.
If it then shuts down ok, that would point to one of those programs.

Cheeers.

  VoG II 20:44 02 May 05

click here and scroll down to Powerdown Issues.

  TABBYCAT 12:25 03 May 05

I tried shutting several of the prgograms shown by icons in the system tray and shutdown (inc power-off) worked.
I'll bare this in mind - thanks

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