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Posted on 2004-10-21
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Hi,

Windows 2000:
"Shut down" doesn't work, when you click OK, nothing happens, windows continue to run. I checked the poweroptions, it says "UPS has been stopped". Does it have anything to do with it?

regards

henrik
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    by:nihlcat
    That UPS message is normal.  Has anything changed with the system, and updates, hardware changes?
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    by:henrikatwork
    not that we know of...

    (it's a girl using the computer, so anything could have happened...)

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    by:nihlcat
    Ah.  Wellll, W2K shutdown problems come from a vast array of causes.  We need to narrow it down a bit if we can.  Please check the C:\WINNT\Windows Update.log, and see if there is any recent updates.
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    by:Asta Cu
    Which version of 2000?  How current is WindowsUpdate?
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    How to troubleshoot shutdown problems in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315409&sd=tech
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    by:David Lee
    Nearly all of the shutdown problems I've run into were the result of a hung or runaway process.  I suggest you also take a look at Task Manager and see if there are any processes that are using unusual amounts of CPU time.  If so, then you might try and shut them down and then see if the PC will shutdown normally.  I's also recommend closing all apps started by the user before trying to shutdown.  
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    by:henrikatwork
    Bluedevil: I check the taskmanager already, and everything seems fine (system idle process 99%)

    For the rest, I'll check it out on sunday.

    cheers,

    henrik
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    by:Debsyl99
    ""(it's a girl using the computer, so anything could have happened...)""

    Tsk tsk - us darned females are everywhere - even marauding and system-wrecking our way through EE............................. Hehe!

    Deb ;-))

    P.S Very naughty of you boys - 12000 page essay on "Sexism in the Workplace is a thing of the Past : - Discuss"" from you I think..
    PPS - I tried to resist posting off topic .... I really, really did.....
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    by:henrikatwork
    Please bear with me, since it will take yet 1-2 more weeks before I can try your solutions to this problem.

    debsyl99: Actually, I wrote that, just because the girl wanting help was sitting beside me... hehehehe... of course with the expected effect and speech about sexism etc. :-) (which was a very small price to pay, in comparison to being annoyed with her&her friends computer problems on a daily basis!! :-)) )
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    by:henrikatwork
    I had the computer all re-installed, that solved the problem.

    How should I split points without making anyone angry?

    henrik
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    by:David Lee
    I'd say your choice.  Since none of us provided you with the solution, I'd say you could also ask to have the question deleted and your points refunded.  That wouldn't bother me at all.
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    by:henrikatwork
    I still give pts, since I tried the relevant suggestions and the participants spent time answering my question.

    cheers,

    henrik
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    by:Asta Cu
    Thank you, henrik.
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