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    Hit or Miss

    Can anyone help?

    whenever i shut down my computer it is hit or miss as to weather or not it will turn start back up, 9 times out of ten it crashes half way!!! I have discorvered that if i load up in safe mode then restart it works, but loading safe mode only works half the time as well, anyone got any ideas??

    Its a self build!!! running win XP

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    quite often shutdown problems are profiles specific - easy to test create a new blank user - and ten restart 10 times each time logging in with that user. If that is successfull then its most liekly a profile issue with your main user and we can go from there.

    If it still crashes with this one then thats more of a mystery. Could possibly be a sound file cauusing problems - used to get that alot in the first version of xp. Also it could be to do with your pagefile - have you set it to delete upon logoF? Also seen this problem when a hard drive had faulty sectors.

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    • iranu's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus Gene VI
      • CPU:
      • 4670K @4.3Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Samsung Green
      • Storage:
      • 1x 256Gb Samsung 830 SSD 2x640gb HGST raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R9 390
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620W Modular
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master Silencio 352
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" DELL Ultrasharp U2312HM
      • Internet:
      • 16mb broadband
    Are you receiving any errors (BSOD) on shut down or is it just hanging? I've seen a number of similar problems which MS have addressed ont their site.

    I presume you are using windows xp with service pack 2 installed.
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