Restart/shutdown problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I have had my computer run and have it how I want it for a long time now. I'm not to sure when this started but now when I try to restart the computer, or shut it down. It takes a long time. Like, i press the button, and nothing happens. Usually I have to press it like 2 more times untill it does what it is soppose too. What is making it do this, I havent changed anything, I have no clue what could of done this.. Any Ideas?
     
  2. koko

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    the first thing i'd check would be the small wires leading from the front of the case to the motherboard (especially the power). make sure they're plugged in all the way. also ensure they're plugged into the correct places.
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Umm yea, I dont see how that could be, I checked it anyways and its fine.
     
  4. Bman

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    Ok, I just remembered that I did something to the restart screen awhile ago. I took away the loading screen, and just showed what loads in the background, like a black screen. I am thinking that is what is doing it. I don't remember how I did it though. Does anybody know this tweak, and how I undo it?
     
  5. dreamliner77

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    You mean like the post screen? Or the windows logon/off screen?
     
  6. Bman

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    post screen
     
  7. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    POST, as in Power On/Self Test. That's part of BIOS. If it's hanging there couple of things I'd check:
    1) Any add-in cards that may have their own bios (Raid/ata cards)
    2) Jumpers set correctly on all IDE devices
    3) Bios set to boot from IDE first
     
  8. dee dee

    dee dee OSNN Junior Addict

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    no boot screen

    The boot screen is i think controled from typing msconfig in the run box and hitting the boot.ini tab and unticking noguiboot box, dont know if this is any help ?
    regards
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  9. Bman

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    no i didnt, but /SOS is ticked. What is that?
     
  10. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    /SOS = Displays names of device drivers as they are loaded.
     
  11. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Bman,

    please clarify if it's the POST (BIOS) that hanging or windows logon.
     
  12. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    aren't we all on the wrong track here? Bman says his issue is not with the power up, although he may have made a change there, the original post said the problem was in getting the computer to shut down....

    Can I make a lateral suggestion, you try here for a little utility that will shutdown for you? I've found it pretty good... or am I missing smethign in what you're after here?
     
  13. Lee

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    O.k. Had this happen like 5 or so years ago. Let me make sure I get it right.

    You unplug from power supply in wall or ext? You then plug back in click power on button on case and nothing, no lights, no beeps absolutely nothing?

    If that is the case, I think you have something in a slot that is drawing too much power, thus stopping the system booting in.

    Try firstly spring cleaning the whole of the maching inside carefully, getting rid of dust and other nasty stuff like dirt and hair (yes I have found hair in my machine).

    Then start off with sound card first slide it out and try that. Could be a faulty card, trying to own more than it should do! Or maybe too many slots full.
     
  14. Bman

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    wow, I got people realllllllllly mixed up. I started the thread, because when I click the power/restart/ button on the start menu it doesnt do anything, untill i do it acouple of times. Then I said, maybe that is because of something I did to the Loading screen, u know that black screen that says Windows Xp blah blah blah, and has that loading bar like in my signature. Yea I took that away and now its just a blank screen. I was wondering if that tweak I did, slowed down the restarting and stuff......

    Does any of this make sense now?????
     
  15. Lee

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    You said nothing about start menu!
    I have included some files that might help you.
     

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  16. Mainframeguy

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    Yeah you did get people confused - but as it happens the idea I suggested might have helped you, I'd have thought. Did you try it? What I am guessing is that you now have a service there that takes longer to time out - there are tweaks to reduce that, I htink they are covered somewhere, there's tasktimeout and another more dangerous one that will kill tasks after a fixed period regardless. These can certainly speed up shutdown, but if something an app needs to save is not filed in time it could also be a casualty, so be warned.

    Anyway - the slawdog smart shutdown is safe and free - so why not try it?
     
  17. Bman

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    umm, I tryed that program, and it dosent help. Takes just as long to shutdown or anything else... It does make sense that its some service taking longer, but I dunno..mmmm
     
  18. Bman

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    I just did a test, I just relised I have many things running. I usually have Ad-watch,Ghrome,Y'z Dock, WindowsBlinds, and background things running all the time. So I turned off all the programs, except for WindowsBlinds, and it was much faster, and accually restarted. Now I am wondering, is there anyway to stop the programs from slowing this down?
     
  19. Lee

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    Mmm uninstall windows blinds. Is it a trial or registered?

    If it isn't registered and past trial maybe the author made it slow up your system till it's removed or registered!
     
  20. Bman

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    Yea I was thinking about that. Go back to a patched uxtheme.dll. mmm, let you know if that is what is doing it.....