Resolve shut down issues in Windows® XP® system
What are the guidelines to resolve the shut down issues in Windows XP system?
Windows XP is one of the powerful and popularly used Operating System from Windows. Even this system offers more simplicity to each of the user; this might sometimes show some types of errors. The system which contains the Windows XP might sometimes refuses to shut down properly. All the data in the system are saved if and only if they are correctly saved. This shut down issue might prevent the system from the proper saving of the data and those data might lose from the system. Background running programs are responsible for this issue. Even when all the programs have completed their tasks and are ready to turn off, these programs running in the background of the system would prevent the proper shut down process. Errors in the main parts of the system such as registry, drivers etc. also prevent the system from this proper shut down.
The following are some tips to resolve the shut down issues faced in Windows XP system:
- Update the virus definitions
- Clean the registry
- System Restore
Virus definitions updation
When the virus definition of the antivirus software in the system is not updated, then you need to update that definition. This updated antivirus software can help you to remove more malware from the system and thus the shut down issues can be avoided. A virus or spyware running in the background can interrupt your system when you go to shut down. These inflexible programs do not want to be shut off and continue trying to run. So by removing them, you may fix the issue.
Registry need to be cleaned
The main reason for the shut down issue is the duplicate values in the registry. When Windows XP tries to shut down, it references the registry to see if any settings have been changed. If any of the values in the registry are corrupted ones, then the shut down will take longer time to complete. The duplicate values are generated because of the presence of uninstalled software in the system. So what you need to do is clean and repairs your registry. By installing and uninstalling software you create registry keys. Uninstall programs never do a complete job and leave behind entries. You need to clean these out of your system.
System restore is a feature designed for Windows. This feature is effective to bring back the system from crashed conditions to a previous good condition. For this purpose you can use the restore points created by the system. These restore points are created by the system when any of the severe changes happens in the system. To access this option, you need to select the 'System Restore' option in the 'System Tool' which is in the 'All Programs' option.