hangs up on shutdown sometimes


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Hank

I am running Windows XP SP3 with all updates. Using PC Tools Internet
Suite. Lately sometimes my PC hangs up on shutdown. I can tell when
this is happening because the disc drive light quits blinking. In a
normal shut down it is very active recording things etc until it shuts
down. Now I know enabling Boot log gives you indications for what is
happening at start up but does it tell you about shut down. Screen is
already blue so no way to look at things to see what is going on.
Can some one point me in the right direction to fix this
problem?
TIA
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TIA
Hank
 
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SC Tom

Hank said:
I am running Windows XP SP3 with all updates. Using PC Tools Internet
Suite. Lately sometimes my PC hangs up on shutdown. I can tell when
this is happening because the disc drive light quits blinking. In a
normal shut down it is very active recording things etc until it shuts
down. Now I know enabling Boot log gives you indications for what is
happening at start up but does it tell you about shut down. Screen is
already blue so no way to look at things to see what is going on.
Can some one point me in the right direction to fix this
problem?
TIA
email response not expected but to respond remove .uk at end
TIA
Hank

Have you installed anything new lately, either software or hardware? What
has changed that may be affecting today that wasn't affecting it, say, last
week? Have you scanned for malware recently?

After checking everything else, you can try this:
User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en
 
H

Hank

Have you installed anything new lately, either software or hardware? What
has changed that may be affecting today that wasn't affecting it, say, last
week? Have you scanned for malware recently?

After checking everything else, you can try this:
User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en

Thanks for your response.
I already tried the hive clean up and note that uphclean.exe is
running when I check. The most recent software and the only that I
can think of is PC Tools Internet Suite. Have not dug into that yet.
What I was wondering is there anyway to check what the hold up is?
Have been taking so software out particularly Java related which was
using a lot of my PC checking all the time if I am going to use it.
Too many basic stuff is now loading our PC's with software running in
the background to "make sure their software comes up quickly."

Will continue looking.

email response not expected but to respond remove .uk at end
TIA
Hank
 
J

Jim

Thanks for your response.
I already tried the hive clean up and note that uphclean.exe is
running when I check. The most recent software and the only that I
can think of is PC Tools Internet Suite. Have not dug into that yet.
What I was wondering is there anyway to check what the hold up is?
Have been taking so software out particularly Java related which was
using a lot of my PC checking all the time if I am going to use it.
Too many basic stuff is now loading our PC's with software running in
the background to "make sure their software comes up quickly."

Will continue looking.

email response not expected but to respond remove .uk at end
TIA
Hank

Is the "Suite" doing a closedown check ?
 
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SC Tom

Hank said:
Thanks for your response.
I already tried the hive clean up and note that uphclean.exe is
running when I check. The most recent software and the only that I
can think of is PC Tools Internet Suite. Have not dug into that yet.
What I was wondering is there anyway to check what the hold up is?
Have been taking so software out particularly Java related which was
using a lot of my PC checking all the time if I am going to use it.
Too many basic stuff is now loading our PC's with software running in
the background to "make sure their software comes up quickly."

Will continue looking.

email response not expected but to respond remove .uk at end
TIA
Hank

Note the time that you shut down, then on your next boot up, look in the
event logs to see if there are any warnings or errors showing.
I don't know of any shutdown trackers, but some others might. Have you tried
Google?
 

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