Non Avast Shutdown Issue

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?S2Vu?=, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. I see that people are still having issues with shutdown in XP64. While there
    may or may not be a problem with Avast, I can tell you with absolute
    certainty that the issue occurs without Avast. I have reproduced this on
    several machines here at work that have never had Avast installed. All 64bit
    procs running XP64. No software installed other than Windows updates. I have
    even had the issue occur during a WinXP64 install when it requested a restart.

    Is anyone at Microsoft working on this issue? Has anyone admitted this issue
    even exists? I would certainly like to see a resolution to this issue.

    Ken
     
    =?Utf-8?B?S2Vu?=, Mar 9, 2007
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  2. I was, myself, one of those with this particular problem, but I have not
    heard of anyone blaming Avast for almost a year now, I think. There is no
    doubt they really did fix it. I have been running Avast for more than two
    years, and the issue is gone!

    For those who may still have the problem, I have my own personal, and
    totally uninformed theory:

    There seem to be no concept in the computer universe, in a worse state of
    implementation than ACPI. Most boards are 'shakey', and none is good, or
    even adequate. One thing that I would like to try, if it ever surfaces
    again, here - is to turn off ACPI before re-installing any OS.

    I don't even know who to blame any more. Is it the BIOS or the Chipset
    designers? I do not think the responsibility for this particular problem can
    be laid at the OS people's doorstep.

    So, if you like to see an explanation from a source with some insight -
    perhaps you should turn to Avast? They have an active support forum, I
    gather.


    Tony. . .


    "Ken" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I see that people are still having issues with shutdown in XP64. While

    there
    > may or may not be a problem with Avast, I can tell you with absolute
    > certainty that the issue occurs without Avast. I have reproduced this on
    > several machines here at work that have never had Avast installed. All

    64bit
    > procs running XP64. No software installed other than Windows updates. I

    have
    > even had the issue occur during a WinXP64 install when it requested a

    restart.
    >
    > Is anyone at Microsoft working on this issue? Has anyone admitted this

    issue
    > even exists? I would certainly like to see a resolution to this issue.
    >
    > Ken
     
    Tony Sperling, Mar 10, 2007
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?S2Vu?=

    John Barnes Guest

    Since you seem to be pretty much alone, you will probably have to resolve it
    yourself. You say you don't have any software installed. That should make
    it easier to select small groups of tasks in task manager and shut them down
    manually before you do a system shutdown. Once you hit a group that
    includes the one that causes the hang, you narrow it down in smaller groups
    until you get to 1 at a time.
    While I seriously doubt that you will get to shutting down all tasks you are
    allowed to shut down manually before you find the one that causes your hang,
    do a diagnostic startup from msconfig and then shut down and see if that
    will clear the hang.
    Let us know the results.

    "Ken" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I see that people are still having issues with shutdown in XP64. While
    >there
    > may or may not be a problem with Avast, I can tell you with absolute
    > certainty that the issue occurs without Avast. I have reproduced this on
    > several machines here at work that have never had Avast installed. All
    > 64bit
    > procs running XP64. No software installed other than Windows updates. I
    > have
    > even had the issue occur during a WinXP64 install when it requested a
    > restart.
    >
    > Is anyone at Microsoft working on this issue? Has anyone admitted this
    > issue
    > even exists? I would certainly like to see a resolution to this issue.
    >
    > Ken
     
    John Barnes, Mar 10, 2007
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  4. Hello ken
    Something to look at would be your sound card. when windows 98 was around,
    some people were have a very long shut down or not shutting down at all.
    turned out to be sound card and lan card trying to share same DMA address.
    Some mainboards bios turned out to be the problem try unstalling your sound
    and or your lan and then shutting down your system see if this helps
    goodluck

    "Ken" wrote:

    > I see that people are still having issues with shutdown in XP64. While there
    > may or may not be a problem with Avast, I can tell you with absolute
    > certainty that the issue occurs without Avast. I have reproduced this on
    > several machines here at work that have never had Avast installed. All 64bit
    > procs running XP64. No software installed other than Windows updates. I have
    > even had the issue occur during a WinXP64 install when it requested a restart.
    >
    > Is anyone at Microsoft working on this issue? Has anyone admitted this issue
    > even exists? I would certainly like to see a resolution to this issue.
    >
    > Ken
     
    =?Utf-8?B?bG9hZGVyb3Bw?=, Mar 11, 2007
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