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Old 07-09-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Question Computer Won't Turn Off

Hey everybody.
I have a little problem with my comp. WHen I go under the start menu to shut it down, and press shut down, it doesn't respond. I let it go, and about 5 min. later, it shuts down. What could be the problem? I have a feeling something happened when I installed my sound card. It said something about win32.dll error or sumthin.
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maybe system restore could fix it? just a suggestion
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yeah my next question was when did the problem start you say after your sound card drivers how long have you been getting the message?
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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mine does that, I have to press shut down several time before it finally does it. I'm not sure what it is though, there is an error message
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:59 PM   #5
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mine does that, I have to press shut down several time before it finally does it. I'm not sure what it is though, there is an error message
Mine does that too, but sometimes it shuts down nicely and sometimes I need to click shut down many times.
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Old 07-09-2005, 03:41 PM   #6
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It might be a connection problem. Have you checked the back of the tower? Your mouse might not be plugged in all the way. Also, check your RAM. If on of the sticks broke, then that might cause a problem becase it's still in there.
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Yeah, it was after the sound card was installed. I only got the message after I installed the sound card...Once. Although, If I press shut down, and try to get into a program, it says warning: sys32.dll shutting down...Or something like that. If it happens to a lot of people, I'm not too concerned. I just don;t want it to hurt anything else.
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Old 07-09-2005, 03:44 PM   #8
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I'm sure its not the ram, i was just inside my comp. today. You mean physically broke? No, that's fine. Also, I will check my mouse, although it is working fine.
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BTW, I dont know how to do a system restore.
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to do a system restore go to start -> all programs -> accessories -> system tools -> system restore.

and select a restore point before you installed your sound card, or before it started.
Note that you might want to backup any files you have saved since that date.
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Old 07-09-2005, 08:16 PM   #10
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For future reference........
please write down the EXACT error message and copy it in your post. That way we can check our resources for that error.
Posting "an error 32 dll or something like that" doesn't help anyone.
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maybe the software could not be closed correctly and you need to keep pressing your shutdown button to close it.
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missing system file? hmm probably unlikely
try shutting the system down directly
go to %systemroot%\system32 and then click shutdown
try that ... hope it works
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:08 PM   #13
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i had this problem before it was very annoying do you get a message saying "something.dll failed to initialize because the windows station is shutting down" i got that and registry scan fixed it right up
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Default Re: Computer Won't Turn Off

Hey guys, I know this is an older post, but I haven't been around. Yeah, V2K6.2, I get that message. Is the registry scan what was mentioned above? I'll try all of your suggestions. Thanks for the help everyone.

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Dont bring up old threads, this shouldnt be here now,
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