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Purchased a wireless mouse. Inserted disc & instructions said to restart computer. Computer screen said Windows is shutting down. It's been over half an hour & computer will not shut down. What should I do?
You can try the Ctl-Alt Del keys to see if you can get the task manager to come up. If you can then try to shut down using that. If not then the only choice you really have is to manually power down and restart. Chances are pretty good Windows will clean up after itself and should boot backup. During the process if you receive any error messages or warnings document them. Windows may also prompt you for a hard drive scan, let it. Let us know what happens and please don?t forget to rate this post.
Posted on Apr 16, 2007
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Insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, or a system repair disc, and then shut down your computer.
Restart your computer using the computer's power button.
When prompted, press any key, and then follow the instructions that appear.
On the Install Windows page, or on the System Recovery Options page, choose your language and other preferences, and then click Next.
If neither the Install Windows page nor the System Recovery Options
page appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to
change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.
If you are using the Windows installation disc or USB flash drive, click Repair your computer.
Select the Windows installation you want to repair, and then click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu, click a tool to open it.
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Follow the steps given below to refresh USB ports.
1. Right-click My Computer icon on the desktop, and then select Properties.
2. Click the Hardware tab.
3. Click the Device Manager button.
4. Click the plus (+) sign to the left of Universal Serial Bus controllers.
5. Right-click the device listed under Universal Serial Bus controller and select Uninstall.
6. Click OK to confirm the removal of the device.
Please note, repeat Steps 5 and 6 until all the devices under Universal Serial Bus Controller are removed.
7. Shut down the computer.
CAUTION: Ensure that the Shut Down option is selected, instead of the Restart option.
8. Wait for 5 seconds and then restart the computer. When the computer restarts, a "Windows has detected new or added hardware" message window will open.
The above steps will refresh the USB ports.
Now connect the USB devices like mouse, video camera, your external usb hard disk...usb hubs...whatever you like and the drivers should install automatically.
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