Difficulty Restarting or Shutting Down XP in Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by samo1215, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. samo1215 macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2008
    I installed WinXP Pro on my newish Macbook Pro. While it seems to run pretty decently, fairly regularly when I am shutting down the computer or restarting it, it tends to hand on that blue Windows Shutting down screen. Sometimes as a precursor there will be some applications that are forced to quit that I was unaware were running but not always. While I know this isn't impeding my use of the machine it is a annoying and I would like to put an end to it.
  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Perhaps attempt to re-install the offending applications? My PC at work often whines about Adobe Acrobat Reader not shutting down properly when I restart or shut down, so a re-install (via the entry in Add/Remove Programs) often cleans it up (at least for a time).

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