Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

XP with newly loaded SP2 won't shut down

by lowewilliamcou812 / April 8, 2006 10:04 PM PDT

Hi,
I have finally installed SP2 into my XP system, but for some reason the system won't shut down on its own. The shut down process seem sto be acting normally and the hard disk shuts off (i think) but the computer is still on. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: XP with newly loaded SP2 won't shut down
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: XP with newly loaded SP2 won't shut down
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Specs
by annemariegrrr / April 8, 2006 11:51 PM PDT

What type of computer do you have?

Collapse -
What type of computer ....
by lowewilliamcou812 / April 10, 2006 3:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Specs

I have a p4 3Ghz 40gbHD 512mb laptop.
Thanks,
W

Collapse -
Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 1:33 AM PDT
Collapse -
A Possibility
by Themisive / April 9, 2006 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Link only.

Exists that there are problems with spyware/malware and/or viruses on your machine. Unload SP2 and run the scans - preferably rebooting to safe mode for the spyware/malware scans - run a virus scan THEN load SP2 onto the nachine again.

The trouble is that MS did not bother to tell anyone this was needed prior to loading SP2, with the predictable result that quite a lot think SP2 is to blame when in actual fact it's not, it's just the lack of information given.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

The Samsung RF23M8090SG

One of the best French door fridges we've tested

A good-looking fridge with useful features like an auto-filling water pitcher and a temperature-adjustable "FlexZone" drawer. It was a near-flawless performer in our cooling tests.