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It also may have something to do with particular hardware. Nov 24, 2003 #12 Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,573 +65 Originally posted by RyonanGT one question here.... You will get to the command prompt. This is not the appropriate shutdown fix for most machines, but does help some users with Windows shutdown problems, and not just with powerdown issues as one might suspect. http://winnthosting.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-hanging.html
You should be able to just simply cancel the message and it will continue installing as normal. Other brands may have different keys to press to enter setup, but F1, F2, Del, Tab and CTRL+S or CTRL + ALT + S are the most common ones I'm familiar Mar 8, 2005 #2 HeddaLora TS Rookie Posts: 17 That's an excellent place to start. Correspondent Bill Anderson (based on a solution by “Willy”) gave a lengthy description of how to do this (edited a little bit for space reasons): Boot the computer from the http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php
and since there's no search option here, stuff tends to get left behind.i've come at this from every angle and i think i'm just missing something obvious. Under "Startup & Recovery," click Settings. These are detailed below where known. Many drivers will load, then you should see the Win XP installation screen.
Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - ''The extent is huge''? i too have the NVidia card and at one point the original card became somewhat defective and my PC was doing the same thing.changed video card and it is fine now.david There is a "hot fix" for this available from Microsoft. (Reference: MSKB 330172.) SP1 + AMBIENT HAM MODEM + POSSIBLE IRQ ISSUE. Sp3 / both compleatly updated My System hey Cello , mike here, another thing that i should ask concerning you video card is do you have it tweaked ?
The links page just mentioned provides a 10-step approach to troubleshooting STOP Messages in general, then itemized analysis on the most common of these. (STOP messages are identified by an 8-digit More Info Subscribe & Follow: FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRSSEmail What others are reading The End of XP Related Topics: Microsoft Product Launches, News & Certification Guidance: Online, Regional & National Resources to Become Microsoft There is a problem with the SAUSB.SYS file, apparently part of the Win98 SE driver set for this device, retained during an upgrade to Win XP. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-black-screen-freeze-when-switching-users-169696.html Pick Windows XP in the drop-down list, click Search, take Recommended Updates, and find the "Restarting Windows XP" patch which references Q307274.
gulp! SOLUTION: The SBLive drivers in the released version of Win XP solved the shutdown problem for most (but not all) SBLive users. Windows XP/2000 will appear to be installing itself for the first time, but it will retain all of your data and settings. But unfortunately I cannot tell from what you describe whether it is hardware or software related.
- Reboot in Safe Mode.
- According to correspondent Gan Ming Teik, downloading and installing the new version 23.11 Nvidia driver also solves this problem.
- Apparently, sometimes it works; sometimes not.
- Click run on the start menu or press winkey+R.
- Correspondent Ron Spruell found that disabling the Terminal Services service reduced his shutdown time from over 2 minutes (hanging at the "Windows is shutting down" screen) to about 10 seconds.
You can also turn off programs that start auto matically in msconfig,then turn them on one at a time after a reboot. In a possibly related vein, other correspondents have reported a shutdown problem in XP either being caused by, or resolved by, relocating the pagefile! According to the MS Knowledge Base article Computer Hangs During Shutdown Because of Resource Conflict, PACE InterLok anti-piracy software installs a driver (TPKD.SYS) that uses the same IRQ as the Standard Jan 18, 2004 #23 grog TS Rookie Posts: 23 Check your drivers after a system repair some will have to be reloaded.
Am I correct? Check This Out its a new mobo put into an existing comp. Reboot instead of shutdown issue conjoined with BSOD error message STOP 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in file SERIAL.SYS. And I can't a reliable way to test this, because I can't find a pattern in when the PC black-screens.
You will be let to one or two screens, one of which which take you straight to the event viewer itself. One correspondent has confirmed that this matches his experience in trying (unsuccessfully) to use 4.5 on both Widows 2000 and XP. “STOP” ERROR MESSAGES AT SHUTDOWN Some users, when Some users report that the DEVLDR problem continues to plague them even with the new drivers. Source Although...
Microsoft has now identified something similar as a bug, in MSKB 320008, "You May Not Be Able to Shut Down Your Windows XP Computer." The situation they describe is that only If Windows gets that far, or farther, then it has shut down correctly. Understandably, this can cause a very slow shutdown on that one occassion and, if something goes wrong, can even hang shutdown completely.
My Dell slowed down some after that.
In researching known causes of shutdown problems in earlier versions of NT-family operating systems, most of what I found referred to problems that were resolved in later versions. Most users with Dell, Gateway, Sony & HP systems will press F2. For his SBLive 1024 sound card he had originally installed non-XP drivers, then updated these with digitally signed XP drivers downloaded from Creative Labs. Roxio's Video Pack 5 causes the same problem because it contains includes the main parts of Easy CD 5.
If so, press . If you are running this after Win XP is already installed, choose the Repair option. However, the black out never occurs predictably, so we'll have to wait and see. have a peek here There may be numerous files with the same name (but different version numbers!) variously located in the I386, SYSTEM32, and SYSTEM32\REINSTALLBACKUPS\0000 folders.
But with patience, it would always load. This isn’t as easy as it sounds though — several steps are involved. Some users have found that Windows XP won't shutdown properly if unsigned device drivers are used. Hopefully you have it burned on some CD or saved it on your HD.
If your computer shuts off and won't even post the bios, look at your power supply it my be at it's limit.