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Windows hanging on shutdown....help!
« on: December 08, 2007, 02:25:12 AM »
WHen I'm shutting down the 'puter for the night, Windows is hanging on the "logging off" screen or if not there, right before it. 

I know there's probably a gazillion things that could be wrong, but where (registry?) might I look to see what's causing the hanging?

Thanks!

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Re: Windows hanging on shutdown....help!
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2007, 03:24:50 AM »
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Re: Windows hanging on shutdown....help!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2007, 09:36:04 AM »
Look for applications you have installed not shutting down properly first of all. (Try a clean boot:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353)

After that there are many things to investigate. My old laptop used to take forever to shut down. I'm afraid I never did find out why: I think an installation of Windows just gets slower and slower to boot up and shut down as the years go by.

http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Troubleshooting-Windows-Shutdown.html

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowshutdown.htm
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Re: Windows hanging on shutdown....help!
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007, 03:52:16 PM »
Some considerable time ago I to had a shutdown issue with XP and I resorted to installing the Microsoft User Profile Hive Clean-up tool (uphclean.exe) mentioned in the mvps.org link above. That resolved the problem, like FWF I never did find the true cause.

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