My PC wont shut down / log-off by itself!
I need to turn off the AVR to turn it off.
I know that's not good..
You know... I have a hunch that some program wont close by itself...
...what common Windows programs do you think wont close automatically?
That had already happened to me. I had some spybot so i installed Spybot Search & Destroy to remove them and now the PC shutdown whit no problems.
Any other suggestions, anyone?
When you start your computer, press F8 a few times before the "Windows Loading Screen" comes up. You can then choose "safe mode" from a list of options.
How do you shut down usually? Do u use Start-> Shut down?
Or the Power-button at your keyboard? or do you push the power button in front of your pc?
try shutting down the computer by press control alt delete and then by pressing switch user and if that works you may be able to close your computer from there
Edit:I don't know about you but that always works for me when my computer refuses to shut down. Well.At least I tried to help.
One of the software in my computer has memory leak or it forgot to close unused file descriptors. It runs for 5 hours and my computer stuck. I can not close any program or turn off the computer or do log-out. The only thing I am able to do is to switch it off.
my broadband connection client causes me that problem... trying to get flashfxp to auto shutdown when downloads are complete causes my broadband software to open a popup asking me if i want to logout, which ofcourse i dont see until io wake up in the morning when i realize my computer didnt shut down
or if you are sure its an AVR problem (dont u mean UPS) it could be something to do with your power settings...check windopws power management and also the power settings in your BIOS to see if it provides any clues