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    windows wont let me shut down (XP Home)

    A few days ago i installed a microsoft powertoy called Tweak UI to try and make my security better on my computer but things have gone bad. my computer will only let me log off using the Task manager but it will let me switch users without loging off and also it wont let me restart or shut down the computer normally. But it will let me hibernate and go on standby. I have gone back into Tweak and put every thing back how i found it but that didn't work so i used the system restore that didn't fix it, i don't mind not being able to shut down its just i don't like pushing the power button to turn the computer off

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    Re: windows wont let me shut down (XP Home)

    Which version of TweakUI did you install ?? The new XP version or the older one for the Win9X platform ??

    You said you used System Restore and that didn't help. Did you go back to BEFORE you installed TweakUI ??? Have you tried to uninstall Tweak UI ???
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    Re: windows wont let me shut down (XP Home)

    Dave

    Attachment???
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    Re: windows wont let me shut down (XP Home)

    If you put "eventvwr.msc" in the run box provided you have Event Viewer, what do the error messages say?

    These may help--I'd apply Kelly's 3 Tweaks here one by one--they aren't going to hurt you and take a look at the KB's:

    Power Off or Reboot After Shutdown (Line 76) This edit controls whether Windows should automatically power down or reboot your computer once it has finished the shutdown process.

    Line 76 Other Side : Auto End Tasks and Wait to Kill Timeout for Shutdown (Line 76) This edit allows you to configure Windows so that you receive verbose startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status messages. This may be helpful to in troubleshooting slow startup, shutdown, logon, or logoff behavior.

    Startup/Shutdown/Logon/Logoff Status Messages (Line 69)

    Also see:

    WINDOWS XP SHUTDOWN & RESTART TROUBLESHOOTING

    307274: Windows XP Stops Responding (Hangs) During Windows Shutdown

    You may find these KB's helpful:

    320299: Windows XP Restarts Unexpectedly or Restarts When You Shut Down the Computer

    311806: Windows XP Restarts When You Try to Shut Down Your Computer

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    Re: windows wont let me shut down (XP Home)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 14-Oct-03 12:44. Another try at sending attachment)</P>Did you clear the check mark in this screen (see attachment), if so go back in to Tweakui and add it back.

    The image will NOT upload, it is NOT to large. I have tried 4 different machines and they all time out. The lounge server must be running real slow. Will try later to post the image.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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