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Happenes once in a while to my mom's HP. If nothing else works (spyware tools, ect), your probably in-line for a windows reinstall.
    
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You need to diagnose your system:

Go to start->run->msconfig

Do a selective startup and deselect the "Load system services" and "Load startup items"

Hit ok and you should restart.

When you log on, try to shut down. If it shuts down fast, you know it's either a service or startup prog that is causing you problems.

You would then proceed to only uncheck one box and find whether its a startup prog or a service that is the error.

THEN you would do a bit more work to pinpoint it heh..
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Okay I already have the first three programs and have used them all today already, so checkmark for that.

Not the biggest fan of write caching though, because it's not good for your HDD if you have a lot of sudden shutdowns (which I do, lately). I also like my HDD to stop spinning so it isn't as noisy. I do, however, have indexing disabled already.

Not a fan of clearing prefatch folder, read this

I checked and I didn't have pagefile clearing at shutdown at off, so I just went in and set it to '0', so we shall see if that helps.
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Originally Posted by Comfortably Numb View Post
Okay I already have the first three programs and have used them all today already, so checkmark for that.

Not the biggest fan of write caching though, because it's not good for your HDD if you have a lot of sudden shutdowns (which I do, lately). I also like my HDD to stop spinning so it isn't as noisy. I do, however, have indexing disabled already.

Not a fan of clearing prefatch folder, read this

I checked and I didn't have pagefile clearing at shutdown at off, so I just went in and set it to '0', so we shall see if that helps.
You seem to have a plan at least...that's much better than most
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You need to diagnose your system:

Go to start->run->msconfig

Do a selective startup and deselect the "Load system services" and "Load startup items"

Hit ok and you should restart.

When you log on, try to shut down. If it shuts down fast, you know it's either a service or startup prog that is causing you problems.

You would then proceed to only uncheck one box and find whether its a startup prog or a service that is the error.

THEN you would do a bit more work to pinpoint it heh..
Hmmmm says I'm not authorized (I'm the only account on this system and am also admin, so that shouldn't be a problem.) I also shut of ZoneAlarm and it still won't let me change the do the selective startup thing.
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Hmmmm says I'm not authorized (I'm the only account on this system and am also admin, so that shouldn't be a problem.) I also shut of ZoneAlarm and it still won't let me change the do the selective startup thing.
That is very strange.

I'd have a look at the control panel->users and check the settings to confirm that you are indeed an admin.
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Hmmmm says I'm not authorized (I'm the only account on this system and am also admin, so that shouldn't be a problem.) I also shut of ZoneAlarm and it still won't let me change the do the selective startup thing.
Go Into Safe mode as it can be done from there.

BTW Clearing your Prefetch DATA is perfectly safe.
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Okay I was able to get all services disabled.

Here is what happened:

(With all services disabled) I was able to reboot without a system hang.
But when I enabled all services and booted, my system hanged for a longtime at startup and then finally an error message came up saying, "cannot find scvhost" or something along those lines. I'm going to try rebooting again, but this time with all services enabled, and see what happens.
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