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Windows XP Shutdown Problems

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Hi:

I am running xp pro (32-bit) I have had problems with windows properly shutting down..

It just seems to hang with the "Windows is shutting down" message.

I created a shortcut to shutdown windows which includes the following parameters:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\KILLAPPS.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32.SHUTDOWN.EXE -r -f -t 2

I also manually closed all programs that had processes in the system tray.

Is there a program or utility that will kill all active processes, and then use the shutdown.exe parameters as above so windows xp will shutdown normally?

Much Thanks :rolleyes:

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Don't know if this will help - find Microsoft's UPHCLEAN "User Profile Hive Cleanup".

Killing "shutdown" isn't too wise - that's what shuts you down. "..problems with windows shutting down"/hangs indicates that something is not being "stopped". Try the above "fix" to see if it helps at all.

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Yes always install User Profile Hive Cleanup service 1.6 on XP: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6676 or 2.0 beta from http://blogs.technet.com/b/uphclean/archive/2008/10/31/new-uphclean-beta-build.aspx . It is highly likely your user profile isn't getting cleanly unloaded.

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Windows XP shutdown problems can actually be attributed to many reasons. These problems are often categorised into legacy hardware and software compatibility issues.

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Is there a program or utility that will kill all active processes, and then use the shutdown.exe parameters as above so windows xp will shutdown normally?
No; if a program or utility kills itself after killing all active processes, it cannot then invoke the SHUTDOWN.EXE utility.
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