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Thread: Windows not shutting down successfully

  1. #1
    CJM Guest

    Windows not shutting down successfully

    I've been running Vista Ultimate x64 since early November and since that
    time I've used various Beta and RTM drivers for much of my hardware. More
    recently, I think every driver and utility I was using was RTM and
    Vista-compatible, so I decided I would clear the decks by re-installing
    Vista.

    One of the problems I had experienced for the majority the 4+ months was
    that often Vista would not shut down correctly. It would sometimes hang at
    the desktop, sometimes at the 'logging off' screen and sometimes at the
    'shutting down' screen. I think these hangs seem to have occurred after
    gaming sessions; AFAIK it never hung when I'd simply done some browsing &
    checking emails etc. On a number of occasions, I'd get an indication that
    CTHelper (Creative Audigy) and DWM (desktop windows manager) were hanging
    and I could elect to kill the processes, though it rarely made a difference.

    The other night I re-installed Vista (which was quick and painless) and
    since then I've installed Office 2007, ASUS AI Tools, ASUS PC Probe, a few
    other utilities, Avast AV, BF2 & STALKER. Last night I applied some more
    updates via Windows Update - when it came to restart the machine it seem to
    'hang' at the 'Applying Updates' page as it was restarting. After 20 mins I
    forced a reset, and when it restarted it stated that it was applying the
    patches again. After a minute or two, I was back in Windows and I could
    check the Event Log - it stated that around half a dozen
    programs/drivers/services had 'timed out' when shutting down. I can't
    remember the details but I was getting the impression that these programs
    were probably getting stuck because another program was misbehaving - ie I
    don't think these programs are the route cause of the problem.

    I had a quick game of STALKER and again when it came to shutting down it
    hung at the shutting down screen. I can't have done much other than browse
    the web, check my email and play STALKER in that session.

    I know that the Creative and Nvidia drivers are still ropey even though they
    are RTM, but they both seem to work fine on my machine.

    I'm a bit short on inspiration here. I haven't re-installed a lot of the
    stuff that I am planning to but already I've noticed a problem. It's more
    that likely to be one of the hardware drivers or an always-on utility like
    PC Probe, but how exactly to I narrow it down? I could try to use a process
    of elimination by to some extent, but I was wondering if anyone had an
    inspriration on a more clever route... Is there a more direct way of
    determining which program is refusing to respond at shutdown.

    Thanks in advance.
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    CJM




  2. #2
    Janzki Guest

    RE: Windows not shutting down successfully

    "CJM" wrote:

    > Is there a more direct way of
    > determining which program is refusing to respond at shutdown.


    I'm having the same problems... anyone?



  3. #3
    EngHee Guest

    RE: Windows not shutting down successfully

    Hi,

    I'd like to report that I am also experiencing the same problem, that is, my
    laptop will take forever at "logging off" or "shutting down". This happens
    on 2 cases:

    1) when I select log off: when this happens after selecting log off, I
    normally press the power button which puts my laptop to sleep mode. Then I
    press the power again and when teh laptop comes back up, it will go over the
    hurdle of logging off. The logon screen comes on, but I cannot log on, and
    the mouse cursor if missing. The message that comes on says something about
    resources being unavailable, as it is being used up by another user. I can
    only use my keyboard to navigate to the shutdown button and shut down.
    2) When I select shutdown: the system wull stall at the "logging off" stage,
    and I have to press the power button to sleep mode and power on again as in 1
    above. This time, after coming back from sleep mode, the logon screen does
    not come on. Instead, the system will proceed to shutdown.

    Hope someone in Microsoft is reading this, and come up with a fix soon.

    Eng Hee.

    "Janzki" wrote:

    > "CJM" wrote:
    >
    > > Is there a more direct way of
    > > determining which program is refusing to respond at shutdown.

    >
    > I'm having the same problems... anyone?
    >
    >


  4. #4
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    Vista and Audigy 2 ZS

    i have the same problem and i think it will take either MS or Creative to fix the problem because i'm not about to go get a different sound card to fix the problem

    i get a message in performance profile (i think) saying something about the .exe that my sound card uses is stalling (hanging) at shutdown

    i hope the next vista-32bit-audigy driver release will fix this problem

    out

  5. #5
    Miker Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    Same problem on an Acer laptop, new install of Vista Home Premium. After
    going into SLEEP mode, refuses to wake up. AND when trying to shut down, goes
    into permanent "shutting down" screen... Nasty. Didn't have this with Beta
    versions or Ultimate version on tower PC; actually, only started a month ago
    on this laptop.

    Thought we got rid of these shutdown problems.

  6. #6
    John Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    I'm having similar problems, my Acer Laptop just hangs on the shutting down
    screen, anyone know more about this?

  7. #7
    180nic Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    same problems here, acer laptop, came with windows vista home premium,
    doesn't shut down.

    going to pull the plugs on this thing :(
    --
    vista... not jet a fiesta !


    "John" wrote:

    > I'm having similar problems, my Acer Laptop just hangs on the shutting down
    > screen, anyone know more about this?


  8. #8
    Mcorrie1121 Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    Don't have an answer, but my HP is doing it too (not every time, but
    sometimes).

    "180nic" wrote:

    > same problems here, acer laptop, came with windows vista home premium,
    > doesn't shut down.
    >
    > going to pull the plugs on this thing :(
    > --
    > vista... not jet a fiesta !
    >
    >
    > "John" wrote:
    >
    > > I'm having similar problems, my Acer Laptop just hangs on the shutting down
    > > screen, anyone know more about this?


  9. #9
    BobS Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    On Tue, 6 Nov 2007 08:16:03 -0800, 180nic
    <180nic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >same problems here, acer laptop, came with windows vista home premium,
    >doesn't shut down.
    >
    >going to pull the plugs on this thing :(



    Try this.

    Turn off your router before shutting down or restarting. Works for
    me.

    For email reply remove "MYHAT"

  10. #10
    Shajive Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    Same problem here too! Acer 4710z lappy with Vista Home Premium....hangs at
    shut down stage! Any solutions? Do you think a system restore to a particular
    date may help?

  11. #11
    sharetz Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    Do you have both a LAN and a wireless connection going at the same time?

    "Shajive" wrote:

    > Same problem here too! Acer 4710z lappy with Vista Home Premium....hangs at
    > shut down stage! Any solutions? Do you think a system restore to a particular
    > date may help?


  12. #12
    David M Wicker Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 09:02:01 -0800, sharetz
    <sharetz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Do you have both a LAN and a wireless connection going at the same time?
    >
    >"Shajive" wrote:
    >


    Although a different user
    I too have shutdown problems which I've previously reported on and yes
    I do have both lan and wireless available at the same time, but
    naturally am using the lan

    David

  13. #13
    Mischka Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    I'm running Vista Ultimate I started logging off then shutting down but both
    ways are hanging and I have to hard shut down. Someone said check the
    antivirus. I have symantec this for 2year


    "David M Wicker" wrote:

    > On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 09:02:01 -0800, sharetz
    > <sharetz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Do you have both a LAN and a wireless connection going at the same time?
    > >
    > >"Shajive" wrote:
    > >

    >
    > Although a different user
    > I too have shutdown problems which I've previously reported on and yes
    > I do have both lan and wireless available at the same time, but
    > naturally am using the lan
    >
    > David
    >


  14. #14
    weewillie@anon.com Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    On Sun, 2 Mar 2008 15:16:01 -0800, Mischka
    <Mischka@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I'm running Vista Ultimate I started logging off then shutting down but both
    >ways are hanging and I have to hard shut down. Someone said check the
    >antivirus. I have symantec this for 2year
    >
    >
    >"David M Wicker" wrote:
    >
    >> On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 09:02:01 -0800, sharetz
    >> <sharetz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Do you have both a LAN and a wireless connection going at the same time?
    >> >
    >> >"Shajive" wrote:
    >> >

    >>
    >> Although a different user
    >> I too have shutdown problems which I've previously reported on and yes
    >> I do have both lan and wireless available at the same time, but
    >> naturally am using the lan
    >>
    >> David
    >>

    I've managed to overcome the 'shutdown blues' by working with HP
    support
    Although I have the latest bios, they suggested downloading and
    installing the latest bios update, they said it also included various
    driver updates
    There was scant information available during the update
    But, sure enough, when it finished, I was able to shutdown normally
    for the first time in weeks


  15. #15
    Mischka Guest

    Re: Windows not shutting down successfully

    No just running LAN I am getting a error in events complaining about the
    backwards compatibility module 3 or 4 times during session.

    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler"
    Guid="{de7b24ea-73c8-4a09-985d-5bdadcfa9017}" />
    <EventID>716</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>710</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-03-06T14:24:26.281Z" />
    <EventRecordID>112364</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="1048" ThreadID="1764" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>XXX</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
    </System>
    - <EventData Name="UpgradeFailed">
    <Data Name="ResultCode">2147943726</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>


    "weewillie@anon.com" wrote:

    > On Sun, 2 Mar 2008 15:16:01 -0800, Mischka
    > <Mischka@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I'm running Vista Ultimate I started logging off then shutting down but both
    > >ways are hanging and I have to hard shut down. Someone said check the
    > >antivirus. I have symantec this for 2year
    > >
    > >
    > >"David M Wicker" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 09:02:01 -0800, sharetz
    > >> <sharetz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >Do you have both a LAN and a wireless connection going at the same time?
    > >> >
    > >> >"Shajive" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> Although a different user
    > >> I too have shutdown problems which I've previously reported on and yes
    > >> I do have both lan and wireless available at the same time, but
    > >> naturally am using the lan
    > >>
    > >> David
    > >>

    > I've managed to overcome the 'shutdown blues' by working with HP
    > support
    > Although I have the latest bios, they suggested downloading and
    > installing the latest bios update, they said it also included various
    > driver updates
    > There was scant information available during the update
    > But, sure enough, when it finished, I was able to shutdown normally
    > for the first time in weeks
    >
    >


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