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Not Shutting Down

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mr.Cheeks, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    My computer aint shutting down properly... it just stays at the screen where it says, Windows is shutting down... (i haven't installed anything recently, but have been doing some vid editing) but there is plenty of free hdd space remaining on the main drive (c:\)

    im gonna do the following;
    check for ad/mal ware crap
    check for viruses
    run ccraper and other crap cleaning utils
    scandisk (thorough) all drives

    any other suggestions?

    2x hdd (250gb IDE)
    ATX
    XP PRO SP2
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    The usual reason for this is a driver/hardware combination getting into trouble, although malware can be a factor.

    Does the system behave when booted into safe-mode? If so it is sometimes useful to disable some add-on hardware in rotation to see what might be the problem.

    Harry.
     
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  3. elli5on

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    Or you could try to run msconfig from the run section..... go into startup disable all.....

    then go into services check the hide all microsoft services tab and aply settings. See if this makes a difference at all.
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    everything came up fine after the scans, still wouldn't fix the non-shut down error. done the scandisk, and its now working...

    is there a reason behind this?

    Harry - i never got round trying the safe mode route.
     
  5. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Harry, run your scan disk in safe mode. If it won't scan or finishing scanning you could be on your way to a hdd failure. What exactly does your error say?
     
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  6. Mitzs
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    Also go here and scan your machine for both virus and malware. I use this for the spyware. It finds stuff that spybot and others can not.

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
     
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  7. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Er - <cough> - I'm not Mr.Cheeks!

    Harry.
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

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    Er - <cough> I am though...

    scandisk has resolved the problem where windows would not shut down - does anyone know?
     
  9. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    LOL!

    What did Scandisk say?

    I seem to remember Harry saying something about using Scandisk before or after a de-frag in the past (and the result's) but cannot remember what. :oops:

    Si
     
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  10. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    if an error message popped up, i never noticed it, i came back to my pc later, and windows was loaded... shut down the pc and bobs your uncle, it worked...

    anyone confused in what im trying to say?
     
  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Without an error message there isn't much to go on.

    Perhaps a problem with the filesystem, but that is rare under NTFS. Or is this a FAT32 disk?

    Harry.
     
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  12. Mitzs
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    You may have a bad cluster on your disk. If so scan disk will either heal it or block it off so no other data can be added in those sectors.
     
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  13. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    it is a NTFS disk - and i was thinking along the same lines of Mitz.

    Cheers anyway lads (and Mitz)
     

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