I bought this used XP tower from friend in my building year ago. It was her father-in-laws's. He could not shut it down either. I am 63 and know nothing about the Registry. When you go to start-shut down, it reboots itself. I have been shutting it down by holding the power button until light goes off, but read online it damages your machine. I see a box come up when it shuts down this way but it is too quick to make note of it. Something about dll. What should I do? Just leave it on all the time?
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Press the Start button, choose Run, and paste into the Run box..
Or go Control Panel, System, and choose Advanced tab.
There select Startup and Recovery Settings button, on that page deselect the Automatically restart checkbox. You system should now sutdown correctly.
Your problem likely arose because upon …
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Most users never need to enter the registry, or make modifications specifically. Did the fix above solve the shutdown problem, or do you still need help with that?
Before you wipe and reformat, if that is what you wish to do, make sure that you have the Product Key - …
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