Improper Shutdown on Toshiba® Satellite U500
Toshiba introduced the notebook sized laptops - Toshiba Satellite U500 -featuring excellent eco support. The power consumption is reduced to a greater extent in this series of laptops. Apart from that, the high definition image quality and the stereo sound add to its features. The other hardware feature includes eSATA port, 3 USB ports, HDMI port, nd VGA port. Intel Core 2 Duo is the processor used, which is used on the system. Windows 7 Home premium is the widely used OS on the system. The system might have problems in shutting down a few times. All these can happen due to various reasons. Some of them being system hang,presence of malware, insufficient memory,and overloaded programs. Solutions of these issues are of concern. Yet,corrective measures can help system shut down when the user demands.
- System issues
- Over loaded memory
- Corrective measures
There are a number of system issues that can prevent the system from being shut down. System hang is one such cause. When a number of programs are run on the system by the user, the system might fail to respond quickly. An infected system will also respond to programs slowly. A system turn off might interrupt the system response to these programs and hence, it refuses to shut down.
There are a number of registry files on a system. Even if any program is uninstalled from the system, there are chances that its registry files remain on the hard drive. These files consume a lot of memory, making the system slow. Even the presence of temporary files on the memory makes the memory overloaded. This might lead to a lack of memory. In such a case also, the system response will be decreased, leading to shut down problems.
A number of options are available to overcome the no shut down issue. Using antivirus can protect the system from malware. Deleting the temporary files and cleaning the registry can allocate free memory. In case of system hang, press 'ALT-CTRL-DEL'. Then, the user can end up multiple programs. This is a shortcut to end up all the programs that the system was running. Pressing 'CTRL-SHIFT-ESC' will lead to the Task manager. The Task manager will automatically end up all the running programs.