XP will not shut down or restart after standby.

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by jetjock, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    For no apparent reason, my wife's XP computer has started to refuse to shut down or restart after it's been in standby. It will go to the "Windows-Logging Off" screen and occasionally will make it to the "Shutting Down" screen, but then it will just stop. A soft reboot will start everything back up normally. Shut down & restart work normally if she doesn't go into standby. I am not seeing any error messages in event viewer to point me in the right direction. Any ideas?
     
  2. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Check for Windows updates.

    Scan PC for virus/malware.

    Iv seen this happen a few times on dad's PC, ended up just reinstalling windows which was what I had planned to do anyway.

    Also try chkdsk on the drive
     
  3. mirian4u

    mirian4u MDL Novice

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    Just realized the link is dead though so I guess
     
  4. Sunnyrepairs

    Sunnyrepairs MDL Novice

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    Ist of all scan ur pc from sum gud antivirus like Avg & Avast then chk ur registry error & manage it by reginout it will helpx u
    Thankx
     
  5. Happpy

    Happpy MDL Senior Member

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