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Home Prem WOL works, Shutdown doesn't. How's Shutdown meant to work?

Q: Home Prem WOL works, Shutdown doesn't. How's Shutdown meant to work?

Hi, My apologies for asking something which has been asked and answered in many variations, but none of which has helped much.

I have three Win7 Home Premium x64 PCs called BoyToy (my main PC), Salsa, and Polka, all of which are wired to a D-Link DIR-655 router. I want to wake and shutdown Salsa and Polka from BoyToy using Aquila?s WakeOnLan utility (which can also control non-Windows PCs) or something similar.

After enabling the BIOS and Win7 settings, I?m able to ?Wake On LAN? both computers from BoyToy (yeah!) but I?m stuck on the Shutdown side?and I?ve tried many different combinations of utilities and settings.

Most recently, I?ve run Aquila?s Listener (part of their WOL utility) on Salsa with its Win7 firewall turned off and no AV running. Listener detects WOL messages sent from BoyToy (not surprising since WOL works) but it doesn?t detect Shutdown messages. From BoyToy, I?ve sent the shutdown message to different router addresses (255.255.255.255, 0.0.0.0, 192.168.1.255, and Salsa?s address) and the results are always the same: WOL detected; shutdown not.

I?m stuck because I don?t even understand how Shutdown is supposed to work in Win7. I?ve found lots of WOL documentation but not for Shutdown. I assume it?s totally different than WOL since the computer to be shutdown is awake so it has an IP address, the Shutdown message contains timer info, warning text, etc.

I?d really appreciate it if someone could explain to me how Shutdown is supposed to work and, if possible, what I should do to diagnose and/or get it to work. I?m running everything as an administrator so that ?shouldn?t? be a problem--or have I run into a brick wall having Home Premium rather than Ultimate?

Thanks!!!
Audios

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A: Home Prem WOL works, Shutdown doesn't. How's Shutdown meant to work?

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Let's try the software that is built into Windows.

Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and click Command Prompt.

Type shutdown /i to display the Remote Shutdown dialog box (Shutdown.exe).

Under Computers, click Add to enter computer names, or click Browse to open the Find Computers dialog box.

Under What do you want these computers to do, click Restart or Shut down.

Source: Restart or Shut Down a Remote Computer and Document the Reason

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Hi, I've had several issues with my HP m8247c. I've had professional diagnostic completed indicating possibly failing HD as well as bad mobo. I'm not necessarily convinced after trying several HDs and getting to this point running in safe mode. So I've got it up and running and getting various results both bad/good. Now getting BSODs...currently running in Safe mode and unable to run system info but much included in my profile about system. Have attached .zip file for analysis. Seemingly a driver issue that I can't ID or perhaps mobo is not healthy and not worth repair cost. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD at varying stages in Win 7 Home Prem bootup and shutdown

Here is BSOD .zip file...

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Hey guys,
I've been seeing a problem with my system's shutdown file. This file, C:\Windows\System32\Shutdown.exe appears to never work whenever I try running it. I need this because during a scan or backup overnight, I like to be able to set a task to turn off the computer at a certain time so it isn't on all night. This issue has been around ever since I got my computer a year ago and not I decided I wanted to figure out what is wrong. I don't have a problem when normally shutting down the computer. I have tried both running as admin and creating my own shutdown.bat file, but no matter what nothing happens; a small window with text shows up for half a second and disappears. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks
Mike

A:shutdown.exe doesn't work

Hello jetblast96. Welcome to the forum.

Are you using the Task Scheduler to perform this?
Task Scheduler - Create New Task

That is the best way to do it.

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Hey all at TSF!

I have been having trouble safely shutting down my Windows XP. This issue started after I formatted my computer. When I click Start > Shutdown, the hourglass symbol displays and I can't do anything but force my computer to shutdown by pressing and holding the power button. Since this wasn't going to work, I created a shutdown shortcut on my desktop. When I click it, everything works fine and it begins to shutdown my computer. However, when it gets to the "Windows is shutting down" screen, it just hangs there forever. I have to force shutdown it or else it won't shutdown.

I really want to get this fixed, and I thank you all in advance.

A:Windows XP Shutdown Doesn't Work

Well you said you "formated" your computer. By that I assume that you reinstalled XP.

Did you install the motherboard (chipset) drivers ?

Is this a desktop or a laptop ?

Post make & model of the computer. (Dell, Gateway, whatever...)

Problems shutting down are either hardware/driver issues or programs that will not shut down like they are supposed to. Sometimes the programs that won't shut down are malware (viruses, etc...) which causes me to wonder why the computer was "reformated" in the first place.

Were you infected before ? You might still be infected. Did you do a low-level format prior to reinstalling XP ?

Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager

click "show hidden devices" and report all flagged devices. Uninstall all flagged devices and report any that do not reinstall normally.

Start>Settings>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer

Look up under "Applications" and "System" for error messages that take place during shut-down. Post the full text of each individual error message (not just the label, I want the full description). Event Viewer has a clipboard you can copy this text to, and then paste it somewhere, like in your next post.

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Every time I shutdown or restart my computer, the touchpad scroll settings stop working. I have to manually go into the control panel and turn it off and back on. The touchpad itself works fine; it's just vertical and horizontal scroll that doesn't work. Is there a driver or something I can download to fix this? Thanks!

A:Touchpad scroll doesn't work after shutdown or res...

tnhaswell wrote:Every time I shutdown or restart my computer, the touchpad scroll settings stop working. I have to manually go into the control panel and turn it off and back on. The touchpad itself works fine; it's just vertical and horizontal scroll that doesn't work. Is there a driver or something I can download to fix this? Thanks!  Hello, Try this link to obtian the drivers you need  http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers Joe

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I set my wife's Win 7 laptop to do an automatic, full image backup at 11pm every night, sending the
mirror image to an external drive.
The problem that occurs is two-fold. Firstly, if the laptop goes into "sleep mode" the backup doesn't start,
secondly, if it does start and complete, the "shutdown" I created via "scheduled tasks" doesn't execute.
I have the same setup on my laptop running Win/XP pro and it works perfectly.
Any ideas why it won't work on Win 7?. Also, how do I eliminate the start up screen that requires
one to select the user name to start the desktop on Win 7?
 

A:Solved: Auto shutdown doesn't work on Win 7

Do a clean boot and see if it works.
To do a clean boot
GO to start>run>msconfig>Services tab and disable all services and hide Microsoft services. Under Startup tab, click on the disable all button. Click on apply and ok and then restart computer.
 

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Every time I shutdown or restart my computer, the touchpad scroll settings stop working. I have to manually go into the control panel and turn it off and back on. The touchpad itself works fine; it's just vertical and horizontal scroll that doesn't work. Is there a driver or something I can download to fix this? Thanks!

A:Touchpad scroll doesn't work after shutdown or res...

tnhaswell wrote:Every time I shutdown or restart my computer, the touchpad scroll settings stop working. I have to manually go into the control panel and turn it off and back on. The touchpad itself works fine; it's just vertical and horizontal scroll that doesn't work. Is there a driver or something I can download to fix this? Thanks!  Hello, Try this link to obtian the drivers you need  http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers Joe

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I recently installed windows 8 on my rig and I have the following problems

1) When I press shutdown, the screen dims, but the computer is still on. I have to do it manually and when it starts back up, it doesn't complain about improper shutdown.
2) All of my videos freeze. Whether it's flash based, Media player classic, Windows media players, etc. They freeze the whole program and I have to either use end task, or wait for several minutes.
I am running nVidia's latest drivers that are made for windows 8 (version 285.16)
My system has
MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
I have no clue what's causing this.

A:all videos keep freezing and the shutdown feature doesn't work

Sounds like a codec problem... that is, if you're running video codecs that aren't native to Windows.
And as far as the shutdown thing goes, just use Alt+F4 from the desktop until that gets fixed.

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So I've tried to shutdown my PC 2 days ago with the shutdown key in the settings menu (or windows menu because I'm using Start8) and it doesn't work, same for restart, sleep and all that option, so what to do?

A:Shutdown/Restart from windows menu doesn't work

Try turning fast startup off: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.

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When I bought my wife a new Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 (Windows 7 Pro downlevel)  a year ago, I also ordered a Unicomp USB keyboard to replace her IBM Model M PS/2 keyboard, and a Planar monitor to replace her IBM T56A pivoting monitor. Everything arrived and worked great. A couple of weeks ago she decided she wanted to use her old Model M PS/2 keyboard, as it fitted her small hands better. Since the M700 has PS/2 ports for both a keyboard and mouse, I plugged in the PS/2 keyboard, but it wouldn't type. I searched the web and one suggestion was to unplug the keyboard and shutdown the PC, plug in the PS2 keyboard and boot. I tried that and still didn't work. I was at my wits end. I search Lenovo for possible PS/2 updates, but found nothing. I was ready to tell her it wouldn't work, when I decided when all else fails, restart the PC. After the restart, the PS/2 keyboard worked. The problem is if she powers off her M700, and reboots later, she has to then restart the M700 to get the keyboard to work. I tried buying a PS/2 to USB conntector, but when I plug it in, I eitgher get eror messages about a bad USB port, or it may say devive driver not found, device ready to use. But the keyboard never works in USB mode. Has anyone else seen a problem like this? You would think a PC with a PS/2 port for a PS/2 keyboard would support a PS/2 keyboard. I am open to all suggestions, except for using the new USB keyboard. She would rather live with the occasion... Read more

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TL;DR version: XBox 360 controller, when connected makes sound, but doesn't function, and further connection/disconnection doesn't makes system sound, and also prevents shutting down. How can I solve this. In the mean time, I will uninstall the driver the best I can.

Long winded version
When I tried to install dual boot a Linux, (that I wasn't doing the first time) I accidentally deleted my Windows 7 partition (instead of partition the free space left) and needed to restart the whole installation of my Windows from scratch. (The irony is that I was able to install everything I needed during one weekend the way I wanted id, but since I've wiped my Windows partition last month, I still didn't quite installed everything back the way I wanted it. One plus side is that NVidia Geforce Experience is not telling me that it has run out of drive space anymore. )

I have in this Desktop PC two drives, one SSD with 200GB partition for Windows, and a 2TB HDD with 1TB for Windows data. After Windows installed, I went in to Audit mode, and configured the Users and ProgramData folders to be on the 1TB HDD, and later made Symlinks to these folders on the C: partition, so even programs, that can't comprehend the ProgramData and Users folders being on a different partition can work as I would like them to. (I do not wish to debate whether it is a correct way of using Windows or not.)

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A:XBox 360 controller doesn't work when connected, and prevents shutdown

I would uninstall the device and the driver and check to see if there is a updated version of the driver for that device. Give that shot and see what happens.

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Hello all,

My boss has a problem when shutting down his Laptop at work. When he chooses to shutdown it can take up to 10 minutes for it to shutdown and he is really starting to get worked up.

However, when he uses it at home it shuts down right away.

Can anyone suggest a posible reason for this?

His laptop is a Dell with Windows xp.

I will be monitoring this thread so if you need any extra info about the problem then drop me a line.
 

A:Laptop takes ages to shutdown at work, but not at home!

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It all started—I think—when I tried to install MagicDisc about a week ago. It gave me a warning, "This program has known compatibility issues". I thought I pressed "Cancel", but I must have accidentally run the program. It installed, opened, and when I tried to mount a disc image with it, nothing happened. So I tried to close it. It was locked.
 
Then I tried loading the image with a different program. No dice. At that time I also found that TruCrypt froze up whenever I tried to mount an encrypted volume. I unistalled MagicDisc and tried again to use TrueCrypt, which promptly froze up again.
 
At that point, explorer.exe borked. I couldn't open any folders. I closed explorer.exe in Task Manager, started it again from command prompt, and I still couldn't open anything. I can get things to happen via command, but not in the GUI. So decided to reboot. That's when the shutdown issues started. It hung on "Logging Out" for about a half hour, so I did a cold reboot, and tried again to get a healthy boot. Same problem. I shut it off AGAIN, went into safe mode, and tried to reboot. This time it logged me out, but hung on "Shutting down". I left it overnight. It never shut down. The following day I tried using msconfig to get a clean boot. It did not help. This problem has persisted ever since.
 
Before I go on, I should mention that during this process I ran rkill.exe, AdwCleaner, and JRT. I do not believe that I have any viruses or malware on my computer.
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I'm having problem with the Shutdown button in XP Pro Sp1, everytime I click on Shutdown, it restart, when I click on restart, it restart , what happen to shut down ?

thanks
 

A:Shutdown doesn't shutdown

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Hi,Model : Dell Inspiron 14 7447.

This problem has annoyed me for some time. When I shutdown the computer, sometimes the fan keeps running. I have to press the power button for few seconds and forces it to power off the laptop. After shutdown, the fan runs aggressively and will getting hotter and hotter. The next startup will took longer time.

Any helpful ideas?Thanks!

A:Fan still works after shutdown

Hi,Welcome to our community.You’ve reached the right department and we are here to assist you. In order for us to isolate issues between software and hardware, we request you to run through the hardware diagnostics. You can refer to this link which has a video with the steps to complete the same.Share the following information via private message, so that we can check for more details and assist you. To send a private message, click on my name and select ‘Send private message’.1. Service tag/ express service code2. Email address3. Registered owner’s name of the systemThe Service Tag is a 7-character code, and the Express Service Tag is a 10-digit code that is a numeric version of the Service Tag. Both codes are on the bottom of your laptop. You can also refer to this link which is a video that shows steps to find the service tag.

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I am "playing" with 7 and have installed it on dual boot about 6 weeks ago. Generally all fine but it will not shut down or restart, it says it is logging off but then when it says it is shutting down it just stays there for ever. Anyone else had this problem or got any ideas how to solve?
 

A:Windows 7 PC works but hangs on shutdown

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When I do a "restart" from the Start button, it begins the shutdown process by clearing the screen, then it flashes really quick "saving your settings", then there's a real quick "windows is shutting down", then the screen is blank except for the mouse pointer.

The mouse can move around the screen for about fifteen seconds, then it freezes. The system responds to nothing at this point. I have to cut the power to get out of it.

I have already tried the suggestion to run msconfig, go in the startup tab, and disable all services. After rebooting twice, it still has no effect.

I am an experienced software developer, but don't know beans about Windows, so any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:XP hangs on restart, shutdown works OK

I have a plan, why not just try never pressing restart and just shutting down and pressing 'the power button' on your case?

Thanks,

-Eddey
 

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Hello guys, My computer doesn'twant to shutdown ... Close some program bur nothing happens...

I already scanned with mcafee, adware and spybot and they deleted some rubish besides mcafee couldn't delete New Malware.cc Trojan with Iexplorer.exe process.

Here is the hijack log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:17:14, on 21-11-2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Programas\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\FICHEI~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\FICHEI~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Programas\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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Hello guys, My computer doesn'twant to shutdown ... Close some program bur nothing happens...I already scanned with mcafee, adware and spybot and they deleted some rubish besides mcafee couldn't delete New Malware.cc Trojan with Iexplorer.exe process.Here is the hijack logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 22:17:14, on 21-11-2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Programas\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\... Read more

A:Pc Doesn't Want To Shutdown

BAh no one helps me ?

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Morning!


The Specs

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo XI 2528 - all components default:
Around three/four years old
Intel Core Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.1GHz
nVidia GeForce 8600M GS Graphics Card 512MB
OEM OS: Windows Vista Home Premium - 32 bit
New OS: Windows 7 Professional 32 bit; installed roughly two weeks before crash*
Hard Drives: WDC WD25 00BEVS-2 SCSI Disk Device x2
RAM: 4GB DDR3

*Not Default

The Situation
I'd installed Windows 7 around a week before this happened: I had several tabs open in Google Chrome including Youtube and browser-based games. I got a sudden BSOD so I chose at first to just startup normally and it worked fine - phew. Around a week after that (again in Google Chrome) I had Facebook and a couple of tabs of Youtube open and my computer shut off completely - not even a BSOD. I booted up and it got to the start-up screen with the W7 logo and 'Starting Windows', then it shut off again.

I tried startup repair and it failed with an error (I'll check for an error code when I get back and update). I decided to simply reinstall Windows 7 as since I installed it I only installed Google Chrome and iTunes since the install, so I wasn't bothered about losing anything. I booted with the disk and when it came to choosing a partition to install to, none showed up. I went into Safe Mode and everything works fine. Whenever I try to boot normally, though, it fails.

Additional Information
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A:Spontaneous shutdown; now only works in Safe Mode

Start by trying these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
FWIW - I suspect that you have a failing hard drive - so the hard drive diagnostic is (IMO) the most important test.

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I need to be able to wake my computer from sleep. This worked perfectly in Windows 7 before I upgraded but now it is broken. I have exhausted everything I can think of and find online:
My NIC is the only wake armed deviceIn the device manager it's set to wake on magic packetIn the device manager it's set to never be turned off to conserve powerIn Power Button options I've tried toggling fast bootIn Advanced power options I've tried toggling allow hybrid sleep

WoL works when I shut the computer down but not from sleep or hibernate.

This guy seems to be in a similar situation: Phil Pendlebury – Windows 8 – Wake Over LAN – It Works! – It but he was able to make it work from hibernate.

I would be OK with just using Hibernate if it was working but the MS KB article on WoL says that it is supported in S3 sleep: Wake-on-LAN behavior in Windows 8

Any ideas? Thanks!

A:WoL works from full shutdown but not sleep or hibernate

I am having the same issue. WOL only working from full shut down but not sleep or hibernate.

If you manage to fix it I'd love to know.

Quoting from an article by MS themselves.
Wake-on-LAN behavior in Windows 8





Windows 8: In Windows 8, the default shutdown behavior puts the system into hybrid shutdown (S4) and all devices are put into D3. Remote Wake-On-LAN from hybrid shutdown (S4) or classic shutdown (S5) is unsupported. Network adapters are explicitly not armed for Wake-On-LAN in both the classic shutdown (S5) and hybrid shutdown (S4) cases because users expect zero power consumption and battery drain in the shutdown state. This behavior removes the possibility of spurious wakes when explicit shutdown was requested. As a result, Wake-On-LAN is only supported from sleep (S3) or hibernate (S4) in Windows 8.



So according to them WOL isn't supposed to work from shutdown but only sleep or hibernate. I don't really care for wake from shutdown, I just want wake from sleep to work

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I've had the problem for as long as I have had the computer, but now it's really annoying me.

A Dell Dimension 8250 running XP Home with SP2. It will hang if I attempt Windows Restart, but a Windows Shutdown works fine. I've not noticed anything unusual in the Event Viewer logs.

Is there some "magic" utility or some other logging process I can enable during a restart in order to pinpoint the process that could be causing the problem?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

jc
 

A:XP hangs on Restart, but Shutdown works fine

Go to Start>run>type in control userpasswords2 enter>
On the Users tab, clear the Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer check box and then
click OK.In the Automatically Log On dialog box that appears, type the user name and password for the account you want to be
logged on each time you start your computer, If you don't use a password, leave the password blank. Just a suggestion, not sure if it will help

joan
 

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We're currently running into an issue with an older Yoga ThinkPad model 20C0. Specifically when these devices were upgraded to Windows 10, they've encountered issues sporatically when users would shutdown or sleep the device. The system's screen will go black, but the LED power indicator on the palm rest "ThinkPad" sticker and atop the laptop itself. This behavior continues until the battery is fully drained. Here is what I've gathered so far. Early false positives led us to believe the Intel Management software was at issue, but a colleague eventually found that if Chrome and/or Firefox were running at the time sleep was initiated, the problem would be triggered. The behavior is inconsistent regardless of which driver is installed for Intel MEI or Intel HD Graphics. Currently using the following driver versions: Intel MEI: 11.0.0.1157(Lenovo's latest version is 9.5.15.1730) and Intel HD Graphics is Lenovo's current version 20.19.15.4416. Windows 10 1703 Enterprise OS Build # 15063.540. Anyone else encounter this issue? I know it is something plaguing Windows 10 users accross multiple hardware vendors and the only things that seem consistent is Windows 10 and Intel Gfx thus far. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated! JH  

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We have a Lenovo T440s laptop that had a failing drive. We manage to clone the systems partition and manage to repair a where after the clone, the MBR was corrupted and needed to be repaired using the Windows 7 DVD.

Everything else seems fine and we ran chkdsk to make sure their no errors (it repaired a few using the DVD in order to get it to boot and then ran fixmbr to repair the boot records).

However the only issue we are facing is everytime we do a proper shutdown or reboot, the machine will boot up saying that windows has not properly shutdown and to select "start windows normally". Any ideas what can cause this issue and what can we
do to fix it.

I am unsure if maybe the corruption caused this (as the recovery partition and the MBR partition were both lost). I reformatted the recoveyr partition into a NTFS drive since I couldn't recovery that partition by itself.

I dont have access to that laptop at the moment as the user took it on vacation till next week but was looking into inputs as to what I can do to resolve this.

I also checked the system logs and it shows "windows was shutdown uncleanly" and such but we did shut it down using the normal windows shutdown button and restart button, both of which cause this error.

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Greetings Gents


? Windows 7 ultimate
? x64
? it was vista upgraded to 7
? full retail version
? 2009
? 2010
? Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9100 @ 2.26GHz
? NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
? Alienware M17x
? FLEXTRONICS 19.5 v *12.3 a = 239.85 w

Summery:
out of sudden when i playing mkv or .avi media it stopped working and force me to total shutdown the system. To be precise, I never faced the BOSD; yet I know it the same/equivalent to it. I am seeking your help gents :D

kindly find the attached

thank you & your rapid response is highly appreciated.

A:BSOD - Event ID 6008 Previous Shutdown was Unexpected - need total shutdown

Hi -

Most of the 11 BSODs list NVIDIA video as the probable cause.

1. Update your NVIDIA video drivers -

Code:

nvlddmkm.sys Tue Mar 16 22:00:40 2010 (4BA037C8)
nvBridge.kmd Tue Mar 16 21:31:37 2010 (4BA030F9)

NVIDIA --> http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

One of the BSODs had a bugcheck = 0x124 = WHEA = Windows Hardware Error Architecture - potential hardware failure

Info on 0x124 --> http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html

2. Remove Daemon Tools/ Alcohol 120. A driver common to both sptd.sys is known to cause BSODs.

3. Update your ESET installation to v4.2.64.12 --> http://www.eset.com/download

You need device driver updates. Alienware Support sends me to Dell Support -

http://support.dell.com/support/down...nConsent=False

4. Update all device drivers - chipset (NVIDIA & Ricoh), audio, network. DO NOT download the NVIDIA Video driver from Dell - go to NVIDIA Support per step #1 above.

Windbg Logs
--> http://jcgriff2.com/dbug_logs/_99-db..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://jcgriff2.com/dbug_logs/_99-db...riff2_.txt.zip


If BSODs persist after driver updates, run the Driver Verifier --> http://jcgriff2.com/driver_verifier.htm

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Tue Aug 17 21:36:50.639 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 3:49:08.761
*** WARNING: Unable to verify tim... Read more

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Hello all!

I seem to be having an annoying error alert for an error that, as far as I can tell, never occurred.

When I shutdown my computer (through start -> shutdown....as I always have), it shows the vista shutdown screen then the computer powers off, like it always has.
But, when I power back up and log in, I get an alert stating the following:

Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 8D728267
BCP3: 803CCC04
BCP4: 803CC900
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1Click to expand...

This problem began to occur this past week, and I think is a result of 6 windows vista updates installed on Sept.10. Four updates were listed important (two recommended were for my Windows Mail software and a general update to resolve application compatibility issues - KB954366) and are logged as being successfully installed in my update log.

I don't really want to have to uninstall windows updates, unless absolutely necessary.

Is there any other likely reason for this notification to pop up on startup after a completely normal shutdown?

Thanks in advance for any help.

~

EDIT:
Here are my system specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
MOBO: ASUS M2N-SLIDELUXE
RAM: 3GB Comstar DDR II 667/533
HDD: Western Digital 250GB
DVD: LG 20x Super Multi Security DVD Rewriter wi... Read more

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My Product Name is HP Pavilion g6 2301 ax Notebook PC Operating System : Windows 8 64-bitProcessor : AMD A8-4500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.90 GHz Promblem is since from 2 months my pc is making Shutdown Automatically and the immediatelywhen i am starting the PC getting the message as "THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED" and The system bios has detected that your Notebook PC was put into shutdown and restarting normally. so i willing to have a better solution for solving this Problem by further problems.and i should also want to know why it is occurring/happening like this. this may cause harmful to PC?what to do by escaping or to solve this problem. waiting for your Communication

A:Sudden Shutdown Occurs and display THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED...

Hi FARHEEN. You are definitely experiencing overheating. This can be caused by a non-functioning system fan, or if the air ducts are blocked. Overheating can reduce the life of your computer, so you will want to resolve this as soon as you can. Here are a few troubleshooting documents you can use to help you.


Troubleshooting an Overheating and Auto Shutdown Issue
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03904182

Reducing Heat Inside the PC to Prevent Overheating:
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01657439

 

If they do not resolve the issue, you will want to contact Phone support.

HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region. http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpsupport/index.pl
 

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We have a lenovo t440s laptop that had a failed harddrive. We manage to clone the drive but because of how bad the failure was, part of the mbr partition and the lenovo recovery partition was lost.
 
i manage to repair the mbr partition by using a Windows 7 DVD and using fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd command from the recovery console to get the machine up and running.
 
We didn't see any other issue however whenever we shutdown the laptop or do a reboot for windows, it will say that windows did not shutdown properly  when it boots back up and to select start windows normally or repair mode.
 
The other strange issue I notice was that when using the windows 7 dvd repair option, it does not detect the OS installed when you get the GUI box. It does detect it when i did the rebuiltBCD option even thought it corrupted boot the second time I ran the command and to again reboot into the dvd and rerun it a third time allowing me to get into the machine.
 
Any ideas how I can resolve the windows did not shutdown properly error.
 
I could reinstall windows but since the machine came with Windows 8 media with downgrade to windows 7, I dont want to use a genuine dvd to reinstall it since i am not sure if it will even work.
 
People told me to just upgrade to Windows 10 but i cannot do that at the moment for this client of ours that has this issue.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hi,A friends PC has some issues with booting & shutting down / logging off. I'm posting this on behalf of him. He doesn't have much experience with computers. I have seen the computer in person earlier today.Manufacturer: ToshibaModel: Satellite Pro L40 I believe.OS: Vista (probably 32 bit)RAM: 1Gb.Processor: Intel CeleronGraphics: Unknown whether Laptop has graphics card & being used, or is using on-board graphics (I did not think about this earlier)Hard disk capacity approx 60Gb- Two partitions visible via "My Computer":Partition 1 - C:\ - OS - size approx 19Gb. ~ 16GB free. Partition 2 - D:\ - Data - size approx 51Gb. Hardly any space used.Summary of boot / shutdown related issues*****Normal boot -> after user logs in mouse cursor appears but screen is blackLast know configuration -> after user logs in mouse cursor appears but screen is blackSafe mode -> after user logs in mouse cursor appears but screen is blackSafe mode with networking -> not tried.Log off / shutdown issue (see 2. below)Startup repair finds no issues.System restore works allows PC to boot normally (see below), but boot problem always reoccurs after restart (see 1. below).1. Using system restore was able to restore PC to restore point in January successfully, and after restarting, user logs in boots up normally. (User has multiple restore points in past)2. When restarting / shutting down PC, it gets to "logging off" notification screen with blue h... Read more

A:Boot & shutdown issues. PC boots normally only after system restore. Cannot shutdown normally.

I would start with

a. Hard drive diagnostic, long test.

b. Followed by chkdsk /r if no issues during diagnostic.

c. Followed by defrag if no issues with first two steps.

<<Partition 1 - C:\ - OS - size approx 19Gb. ~ 16GB free>>

Is that correct as stated? Seems somewhat anomalous to me.

Louis

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Hello All,

I have a ASUS Laptop with Intel I3 processer and Windows 7 Home Premium. I recently had a forced shutdown during a Windows upgrade session. Ever since then the Boot and Shutdown times have increased to over 15 minutes. I have run the msconfig unticking all but the antivirus (Kaspersky) and it still takes >15 min to boot and Shutdown. Is there something I can do before I decide to reinstall Windows &. (I dont have a install disk.) The software came with the Computer and I have the OEM code (Bought at Best Buy)

Thanks in advance.

A:SLOW Boot and Shutdown after forced Shutdown during Windows 7 Upgrade

Yeah. I have been using the Software performance toolkit from windows. Basicly if you know about windows xp, xp had a program called bootvis that rearranged the bootfiles and such for faster boot times, and bootvis is in windows 7, but you need another program to try to use it (i believe).

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Hey folks. I would appreciate if you could lend a hand with this issue, as I haven't had any luck so far.
 
My PC has been restarting instead of shutting down when I initiate a shutdown. I did a clean boot and tried it, as well safe mode, and it still replicates the problem. The BSOD I occasionally get before the restart is KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE
 
Even though the BSOD doesn't show up every time, I am getting a minidump each time it restarts with the KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE error. I've included the two most recent minidumps for analysis if it helps solve the problem.

Minidump 1: http://speedy.sh/WM23P/092014-21796-01.dmp
Minidump 2: http://speedy.sh/4UXvm/092014-24046-01.dmp
 
Where do I go from here?
Much obliged for your help,
Faithisreason

A:Computer Restarts on Shutdown (Windows 8.0) Occasional BSOD During Shutdown

Have you made sure that you have all your windows updates?

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Every time I want to turn off my computer, the system goes to the blue screen where it says shutting down, but stays there forever and does not shut down.

A:Windows doesn't shutdown

Windows XP Shutdown Troubleshooter - http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php Troubleshoot XP Shutdown Problems (MS) - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029 Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown Problems - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...s-Shutdown.html Louis

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Sometimes it keeps humming even when I have closed all windows and disconnected from AT&T. The monitor goes off but it doesn't shut off. It is intermittent. Thanks for your help.

Wxcole
 

A:Computer doesn't always shutdown

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Hey, I can't shutdown Firefox, it keeps running in the background. Normally I could shut it down using Taskmanager, but the process (firefox.exe) doesn't appear in Taskmanager anymore.
Now when I want to start Firefox I get a message saying "Reboot Firefox: Firefox is already active, but doesn't react. To open a new window first you should close the existing firefox-process, or reboot your system" (translated from Dutch text) .
The problem is that I can't find the running Firefox process and rebooting my system doesn't work either.
I've tried to uninstall and reinstall Firefox, but the problem still remains.

I use Windows XP Home Edition SP2 and Firefox 1.5.0.1

Can anyone help me?

A:Firefox Doesn't 'shutdown'

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I have Windows XP Pro for a desktop. The computer doesn't shut down when i go to start turn off computer. Instead, the computer reboots. The only way that i can shut it off is by switching the switch on the back off. Also, I no longer have paint or microsoft games. It's possible that I could have been infected with a virus.

A:Windows Doesn't Shutdown

Hopefully, I can point you in the right direction for the shutdown issue....Please see the following article:Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown ProblemsHope that helps.

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Whenever I tell windows to turn off computer everything happens normally: it gives me the windows shutdown screen and the monitor loses input, but the computer never powers down. It sits there fans going indefinitely and the little LEDs I have on my RAM flicker a bit, indicating some form of activity. How do I fix this problem?

A:PC doesn't power off on shutdown

Does anyone have a theory at least? I thought it might be some setting I need to change in the BIOS, but I can't find the right one.

Also, if this isn't the right place to post this thread then please direct me to one that is more appropriate.

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OS: Windows xp sp3 pro english version.
Hardware: Intel Core Duo 1.86 GHz, ram:1GB, hd: 120GB (dell inspiron e1405)

Normally when i turn on my laptop, after windows starts the ram usage was about 280 mb. Memory usage then increased according to the applications i launched, and decreased when i stopped them. Recently it starts with about 280 mb ram usage, and steadily increases with the rate of about 1mb in 2-3 seconds. And after a while it uses about 2GB ram , and gives a message like even virtual memory is going to finish. shortly it uses all my ram, even though i dont launch anything.

Second problem is that windows does not shut down. It tries to shut down, i wait a while, but it doesnt. So i just keep pressing power button in order to shut it down.

Both of these problems started about 2 days ago.

I have Eset Smart Security 3 as an antivirus, it was not updating itself for about 5 days, but today it did. I scanned my c drive for viruses, it didnt find anything.
Then i downloaded and installed ad-aware se. Updated it and scanned my pc. It also didnt find anything beside cookies.
Then i installed Advanced System Optimizer in order to repair my registry. It found some mistakes, and repaired it. But i still have those problems.
What should i do?
 

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hi everyone,

there's a pc( hp dc5100 -- os: winxp pro) at work that doesn't shutdown or restart, nothing , when i go to start,shutdown after you click ok it looks like i didn't do anything.. so we never shut the pc down.

any idea anyone to solve this situation?

thank you
 

A:Solved: pc doesn't shutdown

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When I click shutdown it shows the PC shutting down, but then after five seconds it starts itself again and shows me my desktop.
 
Is there any log file I can take a look at to solve this issue on whats preventing the shutdown?
 
Running Windows 8.1 64bit, i5-4460, 8GB, GTX 970
 
Thanks

A:PC doesn't shutdown anymore..

Please provide this information (even though you're not seeing BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
 

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My Windows XP doesn't shutdown when I try to shutdown it. I think it is affected by some malicious software. pls help !

A:Windows XP doesn't shutdown

Hi,
 
lets check for malware to see if malware cause a problem. 
 
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
§  Flush DNS
§  Report IE Proxy Settings
§  Reset IE Proxy Settings
§  Report FF Proxy Settings
§  Reset FF Proxy Settings
§  List content of Hosts
§  List IP configuration
§  List Winsock Entries
§  List last 10 Event Viewer log
§  List Installed Programs
§  List Devices
§  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
§  List Minidump Files
§  List Restore Points
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
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Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop.
§  Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
§  Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
§  A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
NOTE 1: If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.
NOTE 2: SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the ... Read more

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when i go to shutdown and after it plays the music, says logging off, shutingdown, the screen goes black and it will just sit there. the only way for me to turn my computer is to flip the power supply swicth to off. but my computer seems to run fine.

A:sometimes my computer doesn't shutdown.

Try this out.........
(from http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php)

When Windows XP won’t powerdown automatically, the APM/NT Legacy Power Node may not be enabled. To enable this, right-click on the My Computer icon, click Properties | Hardware | Device Manager | View. Check the box labeled “Show Hidden Devices.” If it’s available on your computer, there will be a red X on the APM/NT Legacy Node. Try enabling it and see if this resolves the powerdown problem (Tip from Terri Stratton). Or, to check the other side of the APM/ACPI coin, open the Power Options applet in Control Panel. If there is an APM tab, make sure the “Enable Advanced Power Management Support” box is checked. (MSKB 313290)

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I've recently upgraded my GPU and bought an SSD. Decided to reinstall Windows 10 on the SSD, so I formatted my other two hard drives and then installed windows 10 64bit via disk. Since then I've been having a major issue with getting it to boot properly, here's what is happening:
If I turn my power supply off and on at the switch, and then turn my PC on, it will boot as normal. If I then shut down my PC, and then turn it on again, it will just continuously boot to a black screen with a white non-blinking underscore at the top left. It stays at this screen permanently no matter what I press. If I turn my pc off and on, it just keeps coming back to this screen. However, if I turn my power supply switch off and on and then boot the PC, it works again. I want to be able to have my PC boot normally without switching the psu off and on every time.
Here is what the screen looks like: http://i.imgur.com/TTEonZK.jpg
I've tried going into the bios and changing the boot order, this is what my boot order currently looks like:
P2: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB
Windows Boot Manager (P2: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB)
Windows Boot Manager (P2: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB)
Windows Boot Manager (P2: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB)
I have tried putting the windows boot manager as first priority, but it makes no difference. Weirdly though if I press F8 to access the boot menu and then click windows boot manager, it loads into windows as normal...
I have been trying to fix this for hours now. I see lo... Read more

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New laptop lenovo ideapad from january i run a lot of programs for engineering on it works great. But it seems after a while online listening to music and browsing flash/shockwave whatever begins to crash if i exit out of chrome i cannot re open but i can open ie. running mcafee enterprise and antivius and have a malware detection program i've had similar setups in the past and never had much of a problem or at least anything i couldn't handle myself. so when i go to restart after these problems it sits at the shutdown screen and the swirl timer keeps swirling until i get pissed and force shutdown holding the button. is this a problem with win 7 os or is there something still running in the backround that i can't seem to find?

A:windows 7 restart or shutdown stays at shutdown screen

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Just as a test, uninstall McAfee antivirus tool and install MSE.

You might also try shutting down after a clean start:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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We have a lenovo t440s laptop that had a failed harddrive. We manage to clone the drive but because of how bad the failure was, part of the mbr partition and the lenovo recovery partition was lost.

i manage to repair the mbr partition by using a Windows 7 DVD and using fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd command from the recovery console to get the machine up and running.

We didn't see any other issue however whenever we shutdown the laptop or do a reboot for windows, it will say that windows did not shutdown properly when it boots back up and to select start windows normally or repair mode.

The other strange issue I notice was that when using the windows 7 dvd repair option, it does not detect the OS installed when you get the GUI box. It does detect it when i did the rebuiltBCD option even thought it corrupted boot the second time I ran the command and to again reboot into the dvd and rerun it a third time allowing me to get into the machine.

Any ideas how I can resolve the windows did not shutdown properly error.

I could reinstall windows but since the machine came with Windows 8 media with downgrade to windows 7, I dont want to use a genuine dvd to reinstall it since i am not sure if it will even work.

People told me to just upgrade to Windows 10 but i cannot do that at the moment for this client of ours that has this issue.
 

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Hello ExpertsI have been facing a peculiar problem with Windows XP SP-3 install on my computer.1. System freeze after few minutes of normal working. 2. Cannot shutdown the windows, always need to pull out battery these days.What i have done so far1. No manual changes done, no deletions.2. RUN the trend micro online scan for few hours. Posting the housecall log in attachments.3. Run the HijackThis and GMER, no changes made as per suggestion.###=========================changes made manually==============================4. Few changes made in the following registry path: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\*****\Start value changed to HexaDecimal 4. Above changes done to following drivers. i Changerii i2omgmtiii lbrtfdciv PCIDumpv PDCOMPvi PDFRAMEvii PDRELIviii PDRFRAMEix WDICA x XLHASP ###=====================End of changes made manually==============================Some files have been located in the location C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ with no signature certificates...ativmc20.cod size 64,352 bytescxthsfs2.cty size 129,045 bytesdevcon.exe size 98,304 bytesusbser_lowerflt.sys size 8,064 bytestiscfw.deb size 17,120 bytes U3sHlpDr.sys ... Read more

A:System Freeze after few minutes, never shutdown on shutdown sequence.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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EDIT: 11/21 The latest thing it says is windows did not shut down successfully because the system stopped responding. Anyone?
After PC is left unattended more than an hour or so it gets a black screen with no error messages, but the CPU and fans are powered up. I must power off and cold start. Usually it takes 3 or 4 tries to get a successful boot, and when I do I get a message that says windows did not shutdown successfully.

The windows error log says the problem is shut down unexpectedly, event name bluescreen, OS version 6.1.7601.2.1.768.3 Locale ID 1033. (Windows Home Premium)

I have all power, sleep, and hibernate options set to never. I have run the memory test and it is OK. I have also run a windows integrity scan which said no corruptions in windows integrity.

I'd really appreciate a hand with this issue. Thanks.

Edit: Although at the top of the post I said "after an hour or so" that is not always so. A more accurate description would be after leaving the PC unattended for several hours.

A:Shutdown Unexpectedly, & Windows Did Not Shutdown Successfully Errors

EDIT: 11/21 The latest thing it says is windows did not shut down successfully because the system stopped responding. Anyone?

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