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Windows XP Shutdown Problems
Last updated: 12/2/02

Q.  I've upgraded to XP Pro and selecting Shutdown brings me to the "It is now safe....." page and does not switch my PC off; any idea's?

A.  Shadi (post in the Dux Operating Systems Forum): Try this...go to the Device Manager and choose View.  Then select Show Hidden Devices in System Devices. I  think there will be a disabled device...just enable it and try to shutdown your PC....I think it will work because the same problem happened with me.

Also, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles:

HOW TO: Increase Windows XP Shutdown Time So That Processes Can Quit Properly (Q305788)

Windows XP Stops Responding (Hangs) During Windows Shutdown (Q307274)

Computer Hangs During Shutdown or Displays a "Cannot Find Enough Free Resources" Error Message (Q314101)

How to Clear the Windows Paging File at Shutdown (Q314834)

"Logoff" and "Shutdown" Are Missing From the Start Menu When You Use Remote Desktop (Q303070)

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