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XP PRO shutdown/restart hangup

by skipman / August 3, 2004 9:52 AM PDT

I've tried the microsoft help but nothing seems to fix this problem. After logging out and saving settings the computer hangs on "Windows is shutting down". it won't shutdown or restart. Anyone know what this is and how to fix it? I have a brand new computer too.

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''I have a brand new computer''
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 10:05 AM PDT

This screams "WARRANTY!"

Why not make it their problem?


Your post left out details such as make/model (the Forum Tip?) and more, but you can look at the XP Shutdown article at if you are forced to fix it yourself.

My list is:

1. Latest BIOS version. Hint: New doesn't mean they put in the latest BIOS.
2. Motherboard drivers. Many machines need it, Microsoft doesn't install them for you.


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Re: ''I have a brand new computer''
by skipman / August 3, 2004 12:43 PM PDT

sorry, was in a hurry. Here's my info for my computer:
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2 GHz
512 MB
how can i update my bios? or at least find out if I have the latest driver?

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I'm in a hurry too?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 10:27 PM PDT

In short, the motherboard maker's web site or PESTER the supplier for that information.

As to motherboard drivers, MICROSOFT DOES NOT FETCH OR INSTALL THEM FOR YOU. To get latest, you download them and install them.

Review the Aumha XP Shutdown article.


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