XP Shutdown Hanging
Date: October 2002
I have a dell laptop, Pentium IV Windows XP. Recently, I
noticed that there are some problem with my computer. Whenever I shut
down my computer, it always hangs. I have to press the turn off button
long enough so that it will turn off. What happened to my computer?
Will this harm my computer? I also notice that my
computer always encounters "unresponding program" problem.
While there probably couldbe a variety of problems, in
the past I have had this occur when too many programs
remained open when I attempted to shut down the
To see if this is the cause of your situation, you can
go to the system tray ay the bottom of your screen,
right click on each open program, and close them
infdividually . One they are closed, attempt your
normal shutdown. If this works, then you would have
to decide if you need all of the programs opening at
startup. If so, you can save yourself time by
shutting each down prior to your computer shutdown.
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