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Last post Author Topic: XP Hangs on Shut Down  (Read 10870 times)

CleverCat

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2010, 02:51:29 AM »
I've found the culprit - at last! After much frustration and testing....  Toilet Paper.gif

It's the BTNt service for Bluetooth (Blue Soleil)- I'm setting to manual because I only need it to occasionally connect my Cell Phone!

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« Last Edit: July 03, 2010, 03:00:08 AM by CleverCat »

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2010, 03:09:07 AM »
It's not only in the Blue Soleil programme folder but in Prefetch - is that correct?

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2010, 01:20:53 PM »
Glad you pinpointed the problem so now you won't have to reinstall. :) Looks like your persistence paid off.

If you're referring to the main XP Prefetch folder, you can delete the tiny .pf or not. It doesn't really matter as windows will automatically control the folder contents (assuming default registry settings). You can also use a tool like NirSoft's WinPrefetchView, but again--you'll actually be micro-managing an area where XP auto-manages just fine.

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2010, 03:05:29 AM »
I think my frustration paid off!  ;D Mum says I'm like a 'Dog with a bone' when there's a PC problem...

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2010, 01:39:21 AM »
Grrrrr - back to no shutdown! I surrender - XP has won!  >:(

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2010, 01:46:19 AM »
sometimes in cases like this winxp repair would help.. just be sure to make backups first..

http://www.michaelst.../XPrepairinstall.htm

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2010, 01:49:45 AM »
Was considering that - thanks for link  :)

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2010, 03:45:10 AM »
Hi - been 'incognito' due to the Seacom Cable outage - no International Site access  :down:

Had to reinstall after all as things really went south! So I'm having to rebuild from a 10 month old Image... :o

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2010, 08:43:16 AM »
Had to reinstall after all as things really went south! So I'm having to rebuild from a 10 month old Image...

Annoying as heck but try to see it as an opportunity to reorganize things a little and make a few improvements.

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2010, 02:02:38 AM »
I am, but things still not stable! After re install Windows 'decided' to lose this file:-

COMCTL32.OCX

Had to search the net on how to replace! It was in the image because I checked so don't know how it went walkabout... :huh:

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2010, 06:37:55 AM »
Bye Bye XP - Hello Windows 7! I'm loving it!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2010, 01:02:55 PM »
Good for you!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2010, 01:38:06 PM »
Yep, good to hear.  :)

Seems you've had enough computer aggravation for a while.

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2010, 01:27:10 AM »
For sure - spending a month's pension on Win 7 was worth it!  ;)

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2010, 09:45:48 AM »
For sure - spending a month's pension on Win 7 was worth it!  ;)
That's a big decision! Very glad that investment is paying a good dividend in peace of mind.

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2010, 01:46:02 AM »
Fortunately I took out a loan from the Bank Of Mother  ;D

Interest free and pay as you can! Aren't Mum's great..... :-*

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2010, 08:30:19 AM »
Fortunately I took out a loan from the Bank Of Mother
I understand. I've been running a branch of the Bank Of Father for many years now and have incurred significant losses.  ;)

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Re: XP Hangs on Shut Down
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2010, 01:27:34 AM »
I always pay up!  :Thmbsup: