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Trouble Shutting Down Windows

by Sukki007 / April 6, 2005 3:02 PM PDT

I never had a problem shutting down Windows (XP SP2)until I created an Administrator password for myself and gave my daughter User access to my computer. Now whenever I try to shut down the computer for the night, I get message after message saying that one program or another is not responding, and I have to choose to "Return to Windows" or "End Now." It's usually the same programs that are not responding. Naturally, this takes a whole lot of time and, after enduring this for months, it's very frustrating. Any ideas why this is happening, or how I can remedy it? I've cleaned the disk and defragged the computer.

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Try logging off the other account first
by damasta55r / April 6, 2005 3:57 PM PDT

because your datughter's account may have a program ending and you just switched users, but did not log off, so it's still running.
Roger

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Trouble Shutting Off Windows
by Sukki007 / April 7, 2005 3:32 AM PDT

This happens even when my daughter has logged off, and it's mostly programs that she doesn't have access to that don't shut down. I'm stymied.

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shutting down windows.
by raynev / April 7, 2005 10:24 PM PDT

Try this,press cntrl/alt delete all together and task manager will show you what's running you can then manually stop any running program and windows will shut down.Another tip to speed up shutdown go to control panel and click on sounds and audio devices in the box that opens click on sounds and select sound scheme scroll to no sounds and save.you can still play music etc but your computer will be much quieter (no annoying sounds)and will shut down faster.Last resort press and hold in start button on the front of your computer(save all open docs first)windows will stop instantly.

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