Updating windows xp professional
To learn how to get this patch, see MSKB 307274, “Windows XP Stops Responding (Hangs) During Windows Shutdown.” The necessary patch is included in Windows XP Service Pack 1, and also is now available on the Windows Update site under “Recommended Updates” for Win XP Professional, titled “Restarting Windows XP.” However, to find it, you may need to reconfigure how Windows Update appears for you, by enabling the Windows Update Catalog as follows: At the Windows Update page, click and find the “Restarting Windows XP” patch which references Q307274.As a workaround, newsgroup correspondent “lou” resolved this problem by dismantling the Windows XP logon Welcome screen.Check the box labeled “Show Hidden Devices.” If it’s available on your computer, there will be a red X on the APM/NT Legacy Node.Try enabling it and see if this resolves the powerdown problem Or, to check the other side of the APM/ACPI coin, open the Power Options applet in Control Panel.History repeated itself in the Beta phase of Win XP.
To enable this, right-click on the My Computer icon, click Properties | Hardware | Device Manager | View.
Here’s the commonly reported problem scenario people encountered: On attempting shutdown, nothing at all appears to happen for a prolonged period of time.
Eventually, an “End Task” window appears, wanting to terminate DEVLDR32. No matter what one does, one ultimately is locked out of shutting down other than by a power switch shutoff.
However, the computer may not powerdown correctly after that.
This is a different problem, and I encourage people reporting these issues to make a clear distinction in their labeling.