Windows XP takes forever to shut down, always scandisk second partition
Posted on 2004-10-11
Alright. Running Windows XP Professional with SP1. No problems during the operation of my system. I don't crash. I don't hang. No problems.
However, when I shut down, everything closes as usual, it saves my settings for about 5-6 mins and then shuts my computer off!!! It normally does it in 30-40 seconds.
Then when I reboot in the morning or afternoon, or anytime I reboot, it wants to check the disk for errors but it only checks the second partition of the only hard drive in the system. The dirty bit IS set for this parition however it never seems to clear and it never finds any problems. I've done tons and tons of searching on the net, these communities with other similar problems but the closest i've come to find an answer is this. Microsoft has released some patch for this problem for 98 and ME and supposedly XP but noone can remember where to get the XP patch. I'm tired of spending hours trying to fix this problem and its only come since i've upgraded to SP1 although it was not right after I upgraded. So 500 points to whoever can fix this the fastest. I thank you for your time as I'm done wasting mine.