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win 2000 no longer shuts off the usual way

droplight
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hi, i have win2000 service pack 2 installed, been running it for months, recently it will no longer shutdown the usual way, i have to manually power it down, it will not restart either.
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1) I would disable all power on and power off functions  in both the BIOS and the control panel.

               2) Make sure you have the latest drivers for all hardware.

               3) Disable everything but systray and explorer in the msconfig - startup tab.

               I hope this helps !
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Whoops, no msconfig on win2k.

try these steps :

I would run the Start-windows update to make sure that you have the newest updates.

In addition Cleanup the startup stuff. For  NT or win2k,
Download the Startup COP a free pcmag utility from
http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/info/0,,77594,.html
 Run it and it will show you everything that is listed in all the possible startup
 places, and allow you to disable things one at a time until the problem is eliminated.
 A lot of probelms are caused by excess old baggage - programs that have not been properly  un-installed. Startup Cop will eliminate leftovers and un-wanted programs that you no longer want.
Older Antivirus programs and Norton Utilities have been known to cause problems
try disabling them also !

Update and run 2 good, updated antivirus program- Norton, McAffee etc.
 
 Then run SFC /scannow from a DOS Window.

ALso check into getting driver updates for ALL of your hardware, BIOS, VGA, motherboard etc.

Do a Defrag from SAFE mode !

Make sure that each partition has at least 15% free space.

Check your swap file settings.

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You can dl msconfig or a w2K startup utility:
http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/m/msconfig_w2k.htm

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