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Windows XP does not shutdown automatically when I hit the RESTART button. Any ideas how to fix this?

"Windows is shutting down" appears but it never shutsdown.

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Have you set Windows or any other program to clear the paging file at shutdown. If you have a large page file (virtual memory) it can take a longgggg time to overwrite it

  • 1 decade ago

    You can manually shut down your pc by doing the folloing:

    1. Create a new text document on notepad.

    2.Type shutdown -s -t 10

    3. The number ten at the end is the number of seconds until the system will shut down after you have done all of this. You can change it to 1 or 90000 if you want.

    4. Save it as a .bat file.

    5. Run it

    Source(s): I use it regulary and I'm pretty sure it does no harm to the computer.
  • 1 decade ago

    Because hitting the restart button makes the system restart...not shut dow.

  • 1 decade ago

    buy a mac

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