Windows Vista sometimes does not fully shut down on HP Pavillion dv6000 notebook

Hi Everyone,

            I am needing any tips or suggestiongs for getting Windows Vista to consistently shut down on an HP Pavillion dv6000 notebook.  As described by my friend who I will be helping, this laptop might consistently shut down 5 times in a row, but might not completely shut down the following time.  Therefore, it appears the inability of Windows Vista to shut down is random as opposed to happening each time.  

              At any rate, if someone could share some input to this concern, it will be greatly appreciated.  Many thanks in advance for any attention given.  

               George
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ded9Commented:
Problem is caused by some program running at startup.

So i would recommend trying clean boot.

Clean Boot Process
Click Start-msconfig-click on services tab -put a check on hide all microsoft services and then click disable all. Click on startup tab and disable all.

Restart the computer. Try to shutdown the computer. If it works fine then enable two service and startup at a time. Restart the computer during this process to find out which software is creating this problem.



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naomelixesCommented:
On any laptop that comes bundled with the manufacturer's software, I just start by uninstalling all the crap I won't use (and there is always a lot of it).
After that, I update all the software I do use to the latest version (Windows updates as well, of course).

Try doing that and see if it still hangs sometimes after you do that.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi There,

             Thank you so much for your suggestion : - )  If you don't mind, I would like to further ask some advice on this matter.  Is there a "safe" rule of thumb in terms of what to uninstall?  While I do certainly agree with your point, I don't want to uninstall anything which came bundled with the laptop that it might need.

               George
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Jackie ManCommented:
Download and install Autoruns for Windows v10.06 from the link below.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

Post back the programs which will run on startup and we can help you to locate which programs prevents your OS from shutdown.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone,

            I have uploaded a log file generated by Autoruns with an extension of .arn.  I hope I did everything correctly.  If not, please let me know and I will upload again.  

            Thank you

            George
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Jackie ManCommented:
Please upload again.
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Jackie ManCommented:
You may need to zip the .arn file before you upload.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi

          Will do : - )  Is the .arn extension ok?

          George
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi

           I did attempt to upload the autoruns log file as a compressed file, but, I got the message indicating that RAR is not a recognized or accepted file format for uploading.  So, I carried ou another upload of the log file in .arn extension.  If you should have any further questions or instructions, please feel free to let me know.

            And, once again, thank you so much for helping . - )

            George

           
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Jackie ManCommented:
Sorry for late reply.

It is time consuming to check your autoruns entries and it will take a trial and error aprpoach to fix your problem.

My finding indicates that the autoruns entries below is having problem.

IpInIp      IP in IP Tunnel Driver            system32\DRIVERS\ipinip.sys
NwlnkFlt      IPX Traffic Filter Driver            system32\DRIVERS\nwlnkflt.sys
NwlnkFwd      IPX Traffic Forwarder Driver      system32\DRIVERS\nwlnkfwd.sys


Try to disable the above entries for the reasons as shown in the link below.

http://forum.sysinternals.com/can-someone-verify-for-me_topic13223.html



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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone;

           When I brought my friend's laptop over to my house,  I attempted to recreate the issue described.  I restarted it several consistent times, but, Vista never once indicated any problem in shutting down.  As a recommendation to him, I did suggest he carefully look at anything he might be hooking up to the USB port.  I do remember having a simliar issue once with a desktop of mine which turned out to be a defective USB port.  

             On a sidenote regarding the recommendation of using Autoruns,  I do have a followup question about this utility.   Is there an online site which will analyze a log file saved within Autoruns?  I know HiJackThis has such a site, but, I am unsure about Autoruns.  If such a site existed, it sure would come in handy because there is so much information generated when Autoruns does its analysis.  

               Thank you

               George

         
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