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e-machine sometimes freezes on shutdown OS is XP

by janice / October 23, 2007 1:14 PM PDT

my monitor goes blank but the PC is still on. The only way I have found to shut it down is to hold the blue power button in. I Did not get and cannot find a manual. I will use the troubleshooter later but need to find the best way to shutdown until I have time. ZA may be the problem as it was "not responding"

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I'd Start With This...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 24, 2007 3:43 AM PDT

Your question isn't perfectly clear but if you've got a monitor problem, try borrowing a known "good" monitor from a friend or family member and see if the problem continues. If not, then you know it's the monitor.

If a replacement monitor isn't the problem, then "Shutdown" issues are normally a problem with unneeded programs or services that are running in the background. Please click on the link and follow ALL the procedures mentioned:

Cleanup Steps

Another good option would be to visit the eMachines site and see if there are new, updated drivers for the hardware on your machine..

Hope this helps.


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I will try to find the cause of the problem when I have time
by janice / October 24, 2007 9:45 AM PDT
In reply to: I'd Start With This...

Right now I was looking for a quick fix, a 2nd button that I could use to reboot when this happened instead of completely turning the PC off. My old gateway had one. it's not the monitor. Thanks for the suggestions

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by PKsteven / October 24, 2007 2:12 PM PDT

If the monitor is blank, and PC hung on shut down, how do you know what's responding or not? Just wondering. Also, you may have an incorrect graphical setting so when attempting a shut down, the monitor blanks but the pc hangs instead of shutting down. Have you tried to boot into safe mode and shut down from there? This may point you in a right direction. It may be an application, DK at this point.


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Think it's my HP printer or maybe my CD player
by janice / October 25, 2007 1:31 PM PDT
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when I put a CDRW in it or run that printer it seems to happen. I have some time to track it down now but I sure would like to have that reboot button on the old PC! Thanks for your input Jan

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