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Windows XP stops at "shutting down"....

My OS is XP sp2. P4 & 1Gb DDRII Ram. Recently, it has been that my computer sometimes stops at "shuting down".... . After restart, it can be turned off finally. How can I fix this probnlem, please?

Coincidently, when I wanted to use the restore program, all the previous check points or restoration points had all gone.

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  • Northridge Jan 12, 2009

    Hi Davidabraham.

    Thanks for your response. How can I go to "delete the paging file" please?

  • Northridge Jan 13, 2009


    I've just checked and found that it's already been disabled.

    Any other suggestions, please?

  • Northridge Jan 13, 2009

    Thanks again. I 've followed your instructions. Yet, in my computer, there is no APM tab. Strange!

  • Northridge Jan 14, 2009

    Yes, I just did that on the desktop. No APM. How come?


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It seems to me that You need to uncheck the "delete paging file at shutdown". Deleting the paging file slows the shutdown of Your system considerably.

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  • davidabraham Jan 12, 2009

    1. Click Start > Run...

    2. Type secpol.msc /s

    3. In
    Local Security Settings, expand Local Policies and click on Security
    Options; in the right pane, scroll down to "Shutdown: Clear virtual
    memory pagefile" and right-click on it and choose Properties.

    4. In the Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile Properties, select Disable and click Apply and OK.

    5. Close Local Security Settings and restart the computer.

  • davidabraham Jan 13, 2009

    Ok then try this:

    1. Click Start, and then click
      Control Panel.

    2. In Control Panel, click Performance and
      Maintenance, and then click Power Options.

    3. Click the APM (that's Advance Power Management) tab.

    4. Check to select the Enable Advanced Power
      Management Support check box, and then click

  • davidabraham Jan 13, 2009

    That's strange You should find it also by clicking on the desktop, selecting properties and on the screensaver tab, select power options, and there You should find the advance power management


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