Computer doesnt turn off?

For those who need help with the worst kind of problems.

Moderator: Moderating Team

Post Reply
User avatar
DeanClay
Pilot
Posts: 821
Joined: 09 Aug 2007, 23:21
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Contact:

Computer doesnt turn off?

Post by DeanClay » 02 May 2008, 18:51

Hey guys,

Asking for some major help here!
The problem is, I have windows Xp, and when i go to turn my computer off (Shut Down) My computer closes everything and goes to the blue 'Windows is Shutting down Screen' as normal. It then stays on this screen, even though the PC Tower has stopped and gone quiet (fan stops etc). However, it remains on this screen for as long as you let it, so you have to turn the power off at the wall.

Im not sure what causes this :?

Any Suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks!
Image
By Me =]

User avatar
preetham
Pilot
Posts: 60
Joined: 21 Mar 2008, 21:12
Location: Bangalore, INdia
Contact:

Re: Computer doesnt turn off?

Post by preetham » 02 May 2008, 19:19

boot it in a safe mode , do a virus scan and restart.
Image
Thanks to Nick Anderson for the fantastic banner!

Northwestdc9
Management/Moderator
Posts: 9866
Joined: 10 Jan 2005, 03:32
Location: Iowa City, IA
Contact:

Re: Computer doesnt turn off?

Post by Northwestdc9 » 02 May 2008, 20:33

That's really weird, the machine is off but the image is still up on the screen? Maybe a monitor issue?
Image
Aviation Research Engineer - University of Iowa

FJ flyer
Management/Moderator
Posts: 2415
Joined: 05 Feb 2007, 23:44
Location: Christchurch New Zealand

Re: Computer doesnt turn off?

Post by FJ flyer » 02 May 2008, 22:46

Is it still there when you turn it off and back on again? :?
Image
Enigma Simulations | Texture Artist and Aircraft Designer
Click my banner to see my paints via Avsim.

Martin the Warrior
Pilot
Posts: 3139
Joined: 29 Jun 2005, 19:55
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Re: Computer doesnt turn off?

Post by Martin the Warrior » 02 May 2008, 23:09

My desktop did that for a while, crashed to a blue screen quite often when I went to shut it down. It stopped happening after a while, although I'm not sure what I did. Just try installing Windows updates and drivers and see what happens. :?
Image

User avatar
DeanClay
Pilot
Posts: 821
Joined: 09 Aug 2007, 23:21
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Contact:

Re: Computer doesnt turn off?

Post by DeanClay » 03 May 2008, 01:31

Yeah ill most likely try that Paul^^

The screen stays on saying it is shutting down. The tower is still physically on but the fan has stopped etc, and seems as if it is off, whoch is strange :? .
Image
By Me =]

Northwestdc9
Management/Moderator
Posts: 9866
Joined: 10 Jan 2005, 03:32
Location: Iowa City, IA
Contact:

Re: Computer doesnt turn off?

Post by Northwestdc9 » 03 May 2008, 15:52

That's really weird, I'd say if the machine is off it's a monitor issue.
Image
Aviation Research Engineer - University of Iowa

Post Reply