Question about Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook
Hello, this is more of an annoyance than an actual problem, but whenever I turn off my notebook it ignores the first attempt, but shutsdown as normal the second time. Is this just a weird quirk, or is it the start of something disasterous? Can it be fixed?
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
I will first assume this is a Windows-based PC. Does it even attempt to shut down? Do any programs close? Go to the task manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del) and look and click on the processes tab. While the Processes tab is showing, try to shut down following your normal procedure. If the number of processes running (bottom left corner of Task Manger) starts to decrement (at least one fewer) then the shutdown procedure is just getting hung while attempting to close a program. Do this first and let us know.
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
After searching for solutions for forever, I found the issue that solved my propblem. The issue is Skype 3.1. Skype 3.1 has a PM manager app that is installed with the Skype app that causes you to have to shutdown twice.
To fix.. reinstall Skype from www.skype.com. But before you completely install, select the options tab (bottom lef) and uncheck the PM Manager option. Voila!!!
I found the solution here: http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=81469
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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