Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC

1 Answer

Windows XP shutdown

I recently built a new computer and installed XP on a 250gb SATA HD. Running AMD X2 5600 with 2gb RAM. XP boots tremendously fast. However, when I try to shutdown by hitting START>TURN OFF COMPUTER there is about a minute delay before the actual shutdown icons appear. Never had this issue before. I checked the processes running at the time and all it shows is 99% Idle during this delay.

Posted by on

  • Craig Nelson Feb 22, 2008

    So what you are telling me is this is a hardware function of my MB and not an issue with XP

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 319 Answers

The computer is just doing it's internal diagnostics before it shuts down. This uses fairly little amount of physical memory. Every computer handles it differently depending on your configuration. If the computer does shut down on it's own....there is no real problem present.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • radarman19 Feb 22, 2008

    exactly....there is no problem with your setup. Shut down times varies from computer to computer....no 2 are exactly the same.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Does windows 7 run fast on via processor?


Hi,
Yes, Windows 7 should run OK on your PC

Jun 27, 2009 | Operating Systems

1 Answer

Want to add 2nd hard drive to vista64bit hombuilt.


In one system that I have seen this one, we had loaded optimized defaults. One item you could look at are the jumpers and the SATA ports if the connections are correct.

Jun 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

1 Answer

Windows XP Professional x64 Will not start up with more than 2gb.


Move your ram into different slots, put different ram in slot 2 or 3, sounds like bad ram, 32 bit apps access ram VERY diferently that 64 bit apps.

Mar 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64...

1 Answer

Windows XP SP2 will not boot after installing new SATA hard drive


Your system thinks the "second" drive has precedence over the first ( your boot drive ) try switching the SATA cables between the two drives. There also might be a BIOS setting under Boot Order, sometimes you have to drill down to get to it for a particular drive.

Dec 25, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

1 Answer

Best operating system for new build?


Either Windows XP or Vista 64 bit edition, depending on what you like...I won't get into the xp vs. vista battle here lol. The 64 bit operating systems can see all of your memory, with the 32 bit OS's, you're limited to around 3 or so gigs. Do note, that there may be some incompatibilities with a 64 bit operating system, though most programs should run fine.

Nov 06, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

1 Answer

2 hard disks


Because you have a dual boot system, you have two 'C' drives, which in fact is a good idea if you get a system failure on the drive you are using, you can select the other and still view any files on the other drive through my computer.

f using XP, right click my computer, then properties, then click advanced tab, then startup and recovery listing click settings, at the top system startup, select the default operating system, then click EDIT button, then delete the value that points to the other hard drive more than likely listed as disc1, disk 0 will be the one you have connected as master boot hard drive

Aug 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer

Istalling windows


Because you have a dual boot system, you have two 'C' drives, which in fact is a good idea if you get a system failure on the drive you are using, you can select the other and still view any files on the other drive through my computer.

f using XP, right click my computer, then properties, then click advanced tab, then startup and recovery listing click settings, at the top system startup, select the default operating system, then click EDIT button, then delete the value that points to the other hard drive more than likely listed as disc1, disk 0 will be the one you have connected as master boot hard drive

Aug 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer

My dvd rw is not detected


Sounds like you need your manufacturer's SATA drivers.

This problem exists a lot when installing Windows from scratch on SATA hard disks. When you start the installation, Windows prompts you to "load additional drivers". It's at this point you put a floppy disk with the SATA drivers in.

If your install is already working, but just stopped as you say... then you could hunt around the BIOS for a SATA "compatibility" mode, which will get you booting straight away. Install the SATA drivers and you can then put the drive back into normal operation instead of compatibility mode.

This is also the reason why your other hard disk with Windows can see the SATA disk and optical drive... it probably has the SATA drivers installed.

Aug 20, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer

Problem install windows xp using SATA hard disk


Can you inset fdisk using floppy or cd rom. it will open comment prompt. select the partition tab Delete the C partition and create partition and boot again.and and install the os package. if you have any doubt please make me mail....i will send screen shot to you. Via mail me at javidjeff@gmail.com

Jul 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

3 Answers

Vertical lines problem


Did you formate before installation or used windows repair instllation tool? id you did use the reapir tool try to use full formate instead

Aug 05, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC Logo

Related Topics:

93 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Operating Systems Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Scott Fryer

Level 2 Expert

80 Answers

Alex Krenvalk

Level 2 Expert

401 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Operating System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...