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Can't shut down...

by rejoyce / March 29, 2004 12:45 AM PST

Did some house cleaning on my pc. Defragmented and did some disc cleaning. Think I may have cleaned out some necessary files??? don't know. Can't shut down. Once I go into to the shutdown mode, I cannot reopen anything thing because I am told the applications are shutting down, but nothing turns off - nothing happens. Must actually push powe button

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Try System File Checker??
by LarryD / March 29, 2004 12:58 AM PST
In reply to: Can't shut down...

Your first step is to try System File Checker (SFC)
This built in utility looks at all the XP Files and Folders and corrects any 'corrupted' items it finds.

Put your XP CD in. It could be called "Restore Disk" depending on your copy.
When it loads you will see a blue screen, when the screen loads, ignore it, or click exit. You will only need it to be in the CD drive in case SFC needs to access a 'clean' version of the file.
Click START|RUN...
Type sfc /scannow (there is a space after the C ). Click enter
Go downstairs and make yourself a sandwich

When the process is complete, any XP related goofs should go away. I can't say if this will cure your all your problems, but it is a good first step, similar to '...take two aspirins and call me in the morning..."

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Re:Try System File Checker??
by rejoyce / March 29, 2004 8:06 AM PST

Cool... I try it now.

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