September 21st, 2003 09:13 PM
September 21st, 2003 09:24 PM
well i had a problem once where i would click "shutdown computer" or whatever, and instead of shutting down, it would restart. i tried to shut it down 5 times that way because i was bored and finally i just ripped out the power cord. I have just had that problem once, though...any thoughts about how that was caused? Sorry cutty...i didnt really help solve your problem, hopefully someone will help both of us
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September 21st, 2003 09:56 PM
Well you may have another virus on your compter, a boot sector virus that could be altering your settings. I suggest doing a virus scan with your definitions updated. If you didnt already apply the patch for MSBlast do so. Sometimes MSblast, once removed, will still cause problems until it is patched.
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September 21st, 2003 10:35 PM
Go out to support.microsoft.com and search for Windows XP hangs on shutdown, or troubleshooting shutdown issues. There are a lot of different causes of this problem.
Here are a few articles that might be helpful..
September 22nd, 2003 12:43 AM
Thanks for all the help guys. After trying everything possible I realize that the antiviral software on my friends' PC was out of date and expired. That sucks. I just took it for granted that most people ensure that they had at least a good working antiviral software but was I wrong.
Anyway I installed and ran AVG and it found two occurrences of BackDoor.Delf.142 and I obviously cleaned that out of the system and now everything works fine.
So that's what was causing WinXP not to shutdown or restart. BackDoor.Delf
Backdoor.Delf is a Backdoor Trojan that allows unauthorized access to the infected computer. It will also stop the process of some antivirus and firewall software. Backdoor.Delf works only on Windows NT, 2000, and XP systems.
Anyway thanks again guys.
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September 22nd, 2003 10:19 AM
So it wasn't a bug..
it was a feature
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