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Toshiba satellite P15-S420 odd power & freezing problems

I bought a used toshiba satellite P15-S420 that i reformatted with a new copy of windows xp that i bought a year ago and never used. then downloaded the drivers from toshiba's site, and installed sp3 for xp.
the odd problems are when i try to shut it down or restart it through windows it freezes on the final step (after "saving your settings") on "windows is now shutting down". i can shut it down by holding the power button down for five seconds, though. another odd problem is when i do get it shut down, if i don't unplug the ac power cord it will randomly start up on its own. it does get quite hot. i checked, and both fans are working properly. i blew them out with compressed air. idk. anyone have any suggestions?

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  • fallenangelf Feb 09, 2009

    all these fixes are for windows 2000, or windows ME. what is windows ME? i'm running xp

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  1. Click Start and then Control Panel.
  2. If you're in Category view, click Performance and Maintenance.
  3. Then click on Power Options.
    If you're in Classic view, double-click on Power Options.
  4. Click the Hibernate tab.
  5. The Enable Hibernation box should be unchecked.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Click the Power Schemes tab.
  8. In the Plugged in column, from System Standby option, set a time out period.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. You can adjust the Turn off monitor and Turn off hard disks settings as well.
  11. Click Apply. Click OK. Close the control panel.
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  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 09, 2009

    You can also go here http://aumha.org/win4/a/shutdown.htm for all possible causes.



    To many to list here.



    Please change rating to a fixya if this helps.

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 09, 2009

    Most,if not all will also work on Xp as well.

    Windows ME = Millineium Edition



    Next time you get ready to shut down,Open the task manager and watch the running processes

    to see if you can see what is not shuting down while you click the shut down button.

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