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Default XP Pro freezes on shutdown - 05-14-2009, 08:56 PM

Has anyone else installed pro and had an issue with their laptop freezing when you try to shut down? It happens about 50% of the time and while holding the power button down doesnt cause any problems, its still a pain in the a$$.
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Default 05-14-2009, 09:03 PM

nope. haven't had that problem! i've been running xp pro for a good month now
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Default 05-28-2009, 12:29 PM

Getting the same issue with Windows 7 too.


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Default 05-28-2009, 12:41 PM

I have that issue with Windows 7, especially if there is an SD card inserted (which makes Readyboost practically impossible). Can't recall for sure what XP or XP Pro did but I think it would freeze at shutdown sometimes too. It could be a driver conflict with the card reader. I haven't tried disabling the SD card reader because newer W7 builds do seem a little better.


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Default 05-29-2009, 09:15 PM

my 10v came with xp home, and its doing that too.

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Default 06-07-2009, 10:40 AM

Another 10v having this same issue with the pre-installed Windows XP Home... finally about to try a full re-install hoping that solves it.

Update: After re-installing the OS and all the drivers, still freezing on shutdown.
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Default 06-08-2009, 09:41 AM

For anyone else experiencing this, the (apparent) fix for me was updating the BIOS to the latest version.

EDIT: Not a permanent fix after all.
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Default Mini 10 with XP home still freezing on shutdown - 06-24-2009, 02:56 AM

Hi everyone:

I just received my Dell Mini 10 four days ago and it freezes on shutdown. I spent 2 hours on the phone with Dell Tech Support and we ended up reinstalling the entire OS (XP SP3 Home). No problem ... or so I thought.

Well, today it again froze at shutdown. I was able to restore to an XP restore point I had saved after the reinstall of the OS and allll my software (I had done a CYA restore point). After the restore to that CYA point, the computer shutdown normally. I was flabberghasted because I did not do anything today except log onto my local library's WiFi Internet and request some books. Sheesh!

I do have the most current BIOS (A04) and no unusual software installed. I am going to contact Dell about this issue to develop a paper trail of the problem.

If anyone has any syggestions, please do reply. I will also post about Dell's responses to this issue.

Thanks,
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Default 06-25-2009, 03:36 PM

Add me to this list, my new Mini 10 does the same thing.
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Default 06-25-2009, 04:46 PM

@Outspoken1,
It still froze after a fresh install of XP? Did you install Dell Support Center? That's one that's always running in the background and might be a suspect.


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