Re: XP not closing

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Ralph Fox, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Ralph Fox

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 23:00:22 +1300, in message <4d317a2f$>
    B Roberts wrote:

    > I have noticed that when I turn off my computor
    > it sometimes keeps running and I have to turn
    > it off at the wall.



    Can youtell us what you mean by "turn off"?

    (A) Are you using the Windows "Shut down" command? (On the Start menu.)

    (B) Or, are you just using the computer's power button without
    shutting down Windows XP?


    > Can someone suggest a cure for this?
    > I am running XP.
    >
    > Help would be appreciated.



    Check out all of the help on Microsoft's support pages
    for this problem.
    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=windows xp not shutting down site:support.microsoft.com

    For example
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831431
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313290
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315664
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308029


    --
    Regards
    Ralph
    Ralph Fox, Jan 17, 2011
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  2. Ralph Fox

    Gib Bogle Guest

    On 17/01/2011 7:48 p.m., Ralph Fox wrote:
    > On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 23:00:22 +1300, in message<4d317a2f$>
    > B Roberts wrote:
    >
    >> I have noticed that when I turn off my computor
    >> it sometimes keeps running and I have to turn
    >> it off at the wall.

    >
    >
    > Can youtell us what you mean by "turn off"?
    >
    > (A) Are you using the Windows "Shut down" command? (On the Start menu.)
    >
    > (B) Or, are you just using the computer's power button without
    > shutting down Windows XP?


    Good point. Maybe he's pushing the power button.
    Gib Bogle, Jan 18, 2011
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  3. Ralph Fox

    Dave Doe Guest

    In article <ih2op0$i4q$>,
    , Gib Bogle says...
    >
    > On 17/01/2011 7:48 p.m., Ralph Fox wrote:
    > > On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 23:00:22 +1300, in message<4d317a2f$>
    > > B Roberts wrote:
    > >
    > >> I have noticed that when I turn off my computor
    > >> it sometimes keeps running and I have to turn
    > >> it off at the wall.

    > >
    > >
    > > Can youtell us what you mean by "turn off"?
    > >
    > > (A) Are you using the Windows "Shut down" command? (On the Start menu.)
    > >
    > > (B) Or, are you just using the computer's power button without
    > > shutting down Windows XP?

    >
    > Good point. Maybe he's pushing the power button.


    I kinda doubt it. As the default option for such, is that the PC will do
    a "soft off" - exactly the same as going, Start, Shutdown.

    --
    Duncan.
    Dave Doe, Jan 18, 2011
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  4. In message <ih2op0$i4q$>, Gib Bogle wrote:

    > Maybe he's pushing the power button.


    Linux is able to detect that and do a clean shutdown. Doesn’t Windows do the
    same?
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 18, 2011
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  5. Ralph Fox

    Malcolm Guest

    On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:57:39 +1300
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:

    > In message <ih2op0$i4q$>, Gib Bogle wrote:
    >
    > > Maybe he's pushing the power button.

    >
    > Linux is able to detect that and do a clean shutdown. Doesn’t Windows
    > do the same?

    Hi
    Buggy DSDT by the sounds of it...

    --
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.32.24-0.2-default
    up 1:24, 3 users, load average: 0.06, 0.10, 0.08
    GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 260.19.29
    Malcolm, Jan 18, 2011
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  6. In message <>, Malcolm
    wrote:

    > On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:57:39 +1300
    > Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    >
    >> In message <ih2op0$i4q$>, Gib Bogle wrote:
    >>
    >> > Maybe he's pushing the power button.

    >>
    >> Linux is able to detect that and do a clean shutdown. Doesn’t Windows
    >> do the same?

    >
    > Buggy DSDT by the sounds of it...


    Best way to be sure is to compare, say, a Linux live CD/DVD booting off the
    same machine.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 18, 2011
    #6
  7. Ralph Fox

    Malcolm Guest

    On Tue, 2011-01-18 at 19:00 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    > In message <>, Malcolm
    > wrote:
    >
    > > On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:57:39 +1300
    > > Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    > >
    > >> In message <ih2op0$i4q$>, Gib Bogle wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Maybe he's pushing the power button.
    > >>
    > >> Linux is able to detect that and do a clean shutdown. Doesn’t Windows
    > >> do the same?

    > >
    > > Buggy DSDT by the sounds of it...

    >
    > Best way to be sure is to compare, say, a Linux live CD/DVD booting off the
    > same machine.

    Hi
    Knoppix Live CD seems to work, have a user on the forums with the same
    sort of issue;
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/...in/452542-system-will-not-fully-poweroff.html

    --
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE Global Moderator, openSUSE Member and Novell Knowledge Partner
    ASUS eeePC 1000HE GPU Mobile 945 - Gnome openSUSE 11.3 (i586)
    Desktop AMD X2 4400+ GPU NVidia GTS8600 - Gnome SLED 11 SP1 (x86_64)
    Malcolm, Jan 18, 2011
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  8. Ralph Fox

    Simon Guest

    On Jan 18, 3:57 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l...@geek-
    central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
    > In message <ih2op0$>, Gib Bogle wrote:
    >
    > > Maybe he's pushing the power button.

    >
    > Linux is able to detect that and do a clean shutdown. Doesn’t Windows do the
    > same?


    Yes.
    Simon, Jan 18, 2011
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