windows XP will not shut down...

  DAN'L 08:00 19 Dec 06
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this just started a few days ago... i did not make any changes to my system - just started out of the blue...

i choose shut down or restart from the start menu and nothing happens... i mean, it goes to the blue "windows is shutting down" screen, but never gets past that... i end up having to hold down my power key...

earlier this afternoon i left it on the blue sreen to see if it would eventually turn itself off, but it did not...

any ideas? thanks!

  VoG II 08:14 19 Dec 06
  DAN'L 08:24 19 Dec 06

wow - that is all so foreign to me... i'm completely lost... and a little scared... but upon reading that page, i guess i'm actually having "powerdown failure" and not "shut down failure" (since i'm getting to the "windows is shutting down" screen)??? still not sure...

  Jackcoms 12:42 19 Dec 06

This may cure it:

1- Start/Run and type Regedit
2- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CURRENT CONTROL SET/CONTROL
3- Click on “Control”
4- Select “Wait to kill service timeout”
5- Right click and select “Modify”
6- Set to a lower value than 2000
7- A setting of 200 will be sufficient

Normal setting is 2000 but can safely be reduced to 200 for a quick shutdown. Sometimes in PCs, including my own, an extra nought is added on to make it 20000. Not sure why this happens but when it does it leads to a very long shutdown time.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:31 21 Dec 06

Shutdown problems
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  DAN'L 20:35 21 Dec 06

thanks for the links - i will research these today... i really hope this helps... thanks again!!!

  kev-a 20:32 27 Dec 06

Could be a Nasty, Had a friends Laptop with one accociated with SMAX4PNP.EXE
Hung the Laptop till the battery died without shutting down.
Nothing showed in The Task Manager.
AVG & A-SQUARED sorted it :)

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  Hwaqar1234 16:17 15 Mar 07

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