Tip & How-To about HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop

Automatically Close Programs at Shutdown

When you shut down Windows, if you have any programs running you'll get a message box warning you that a program is still running. You then have to close the program and tell XP again to shut down. It's a fairly pointless warning—better yet would be if XP automatically killed the programs without issuing the warning. That way, you wouldn't get error messages and wouldn't have to close each individual application before shutting down your computer.
To have XP automatically close programs at shutdown, run the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Edit the AutoEndTasks key so that is has a value of 1. If the key doesn't exist, create it as a DWORD value and give it the value of 1. To disable it, either delete the key, or set the value to 0.

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shuting down very slow


To check for performance issues

  1. Open Performance Information and Tools by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818.jpg, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type Performance Information and Tools, and then, in the list of results, click Performance Information and Tools.
  2. In the left pane, click Advanced tools.
  3. In Advanced Tools, under Performance issues, click any issues that are listed.
  4. Read the information in the dialog box that appears to learn which programs or drivers are causing problems.

If a program or driver prevents your computer from turning off quickly You can try the following tasks to fix the problem:
  • Close the program before shutting down. It's possible that the problem occurs only if the program is running. Try closing the program before shutting down Windows, and then see if your computer turns off properly.
  • Check with the manufacturer of the program or driver for an update. A newer version of the program might include a resolution to the problem.
If these options don't solve the problem, then the program or driver might be incompatible with Windows. If you installed the program or device yourself and you no longer use it, consider removing the device, or uninstalling the program or driver.

Apr 15, 2014 | HP 4440s Probook

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My computer is on but no picture. It says windows was not shut down properly


Hello Pattiaknight,Make a desktop shortcut to shutdown and include a switch that forces all open apps to shut down without warning.

Just right click the desktop, New, Shortcut, type:

Shutdown -f

Shutdown -f closes any open programs without warning.

Now instead of shutting down the usual way, just use that shortcut to shutdown. If the error stops it means some program wasnt shutting down properly on occasion.

Please let me know if you any further questions or concerns.Also please rate it if you like the answer,it helps alot.
Thanks.

Apr 19, 2012 | Sony Computers & Internet

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When trying to log out of internet by cicking top right button(red box white cross) message comes up that internet clsed down and then the only way for me to exit is to shut laptop down completly even tho program still running?


Happened to me too some time ago. The solution I found (finally) was to de-install windows internet explorer, reboot computer and then re-install windows internet explorer (had to download it)

Sep 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Error 1316 occurred while down loading adobe 9.1 what is wrong. Wiil not let me down load any registry fix.


Hi upperroom50,


This message usually means a previous installation of a software is getting in the way of the new installation. It's kinda nutty that this would cause a problem, but we live in a nutty world. The fix is to download a free program from Microsoft that will totally and completely remove the old software. Then the new version can load unimpeded.

1. Download: Microsoft Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
2. Choose Save file option in the popup dialogue box
3. A File by name Msicuu.exe will be downloaded on your system
4. Run the Msicuu.exe application. This will install the program.
5. Run the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility file you just loaded (Start > All Programs > Windows Install Clean Up or C:\Program Files\Windows Installer Clean Up double click msicuu.exe
6. You will see window listing various applications.
7. Select the offending program, then click Remove. You'll see the warning box, select OK. The utility will remove all the parts of the program from your computer.
8. Restart your computer, then try loading the new version of the software.

Good Luck, and don't forget to leave a rating,

Thanks

Mark

Sep 17, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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A problem caused theprogram to stop working correctly. Windows wi


Your problem is a little hard to say. Have there been any power outtages or has you computer been powered-off rather than the regular shut-down procedure. Windows registry and programs can be thus corrupted.

Also computer viruses can disrupt programs so please run for example
Mcafee's free online anti-virus to rule-out a virus problem.
http://us.mcafee.com/root/campaign.asp?cid=45694

Even if you have an anti-virus installed, it needs to be running the latest virus definitions.

You could also try in programs accesories system tools to select "system restore" and bring back your computer to a date where you understand the problem was not happening. (Try this one last)

Jul 11, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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