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Well here is the story, my computer one day (really not sure when but a long time ago) when I decided to shut it off, it nearly froze when I clicked the "turn off computer" button, then finally the screen started turning to black and white (as is customary with windows XP when you shut down). After about 3 minutes of that it finally gives me the option to shut down the computer, and when i do that it takes probably another 2 minutes shutting down. Start up is normal.
What do I do to fix this??

Idk if this helps but here is some more info...
I installed Vista when it was a demo and uninstalled it, now it keeps giving me the option to select vista (even though it is gone) or Xp on start up.
I use AVC v2...
AVG....
- Speaking of avg, it nearly every day updates with a critical update that needs the computer to restart to finish...which is annoying because A. I know it shouldn't have to update with a restart that often, and B. Because my computer takes forever to restart (unless I push the restart button on my case...)

Anyhoo, help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Have you tried uninstalling AVG and go through the process of a couple restarts and shutdowns? It would at least try to eliminate AVG from the list of possibilities.
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do you have alot of program/backgound apps running?
is avg scanning when you shut down?
it almost sounds like something is not unloading from the registry?
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The problem with your booting is in your boot.ini file.

To fix your booting issue its very simple.

Step 1:

Navigate to control panel->System

Step 2:

Find the advanced tab-> Under it find start up and recovery->Under system start up you will see a edit button, click it.

Step 3:

After you click edit notepad will open a string of command lines and there will be 2. One with XP and one with vista, delete the whole line with the vista information. MAKE SURE YOU DELTE THE VISTA LINE IF YOUR USING XP IF YOU DELETE THE XP LINE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BOOT YOUR MACHINE AGAIN.

Then save and close.


I am attaching a picture just to clarify.



Your shutdown issue could be cause by corrupted files or indexes on your hard drive or cause by some other issues with maybe "scrambled" files.

Run a check disk on your hard drive to see if it may fix your issues.

Do this simply by going to my computer, right click on the hard drive your booting drive and click properties, click tools, then click check now, and check both boxes and start.
It should prompt you that it has to do it on your next restart. Whenever you next restart the computer will run a check dsk.
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i had that issue with AVG before, so when i got my new computer i didnt bother getting it ever again. since i started using Avast, i havent had one single issue.
    
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do you have alot of program/backgound apps running?
is avg scanning when you shut down?
it almost sounds like something is not unloading from the registry?
Yeah something not unloading seems to be the most plausible at this point. I know it isn't AVG that is causing the problem because I ended all avg processes and attempted a restart with the same problems.
I do not have a lot of programs running when I shut down, in fact I have probably 2 running, AVG and sometimes firefox.
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Yeah something not unloading seems to be the most plausible at this point. I know it isn't AVG that is causing the problem because I ended all avg processes and attempted a restart with the same problems.
I do not have a lot of programs running when I shut down, in fact I have probably 2 running, AVG and sometimes firefox.
Did you resolve your boot.ini error ?
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No I didn't. I did exactly as you said, but Vista still shows up I even made my boot.ini exactly like yours and still the same thing.
However now for some reason it shuts down normally so thats a good thing!
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No I didn't. I did exactly as you said, but Vista still shows up I even made my boot.ini exactly like yours and still the same thing.
However now for some reason it shuts down normally so thats a good thing!
You deleted the string and it still shows up ?
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You deleted the string and it still shows up ?
Yes sir it does.
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