Updating win xp
The links page just mentioned provides a 10-step approach to troubleshooting STOP Messages in general, then itemized analysis on the most common of these.(STOP messages are identified by an 8-digit hexadecimal number, but also commonly written in a shorthand notation; e.g., a STOP 0x0000000A may also be written Stop 0x A.) Here are a few that may affect Win XP shutdown and restart.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.Here’s what they have reported: Some users, when attempting either to shutdown or restart Win XP, get an error message similar to the following: STOP 0x0000009F: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE Stop Messages literally means that Windows has stopped. ) See Knowledge Base Links: STOP MESSAGES for much more information that the brief remarks below.
As a workaround, newsgroup correspondent “lou” resolved this problem by dismantling the Windows XP logon Welcome screen.In the Control Panel, click User Accounts, then click “Change the way users log on or off.” Uncheck the box that says “Use the Welcome screen.” This removes the initial logon screen with individual icons for each user and, instead, pops up the classic logon prompt that requires each user to type a user name and password.In the early days of Win ME, one of the biggest culprits for shutdown issue was the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live.History repeated itself in the Beta phase of Win XP.SOLUTION: The SBLive drivers in the released version of Win XP solved the shutdown problem for most (but not all) SBLive users.
Disabling the “restart on system failure” feature may permit the exact cause to be isolated: Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under “System Failure,” uncheck the box in front of “Automatically restart.” During shutdown or reboot, Win XP may hang (stop responding) at the “saving your settings” screen.