Portable Computer Does Not Go into Standby or Does Not Shut Down When You Press the Power Button

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On a portable computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP and that has the Fast User Switching feature turned on, the computer may not turn off, and the logon screen may open. This problem may occur when you switch from your user account to the Fast User Switching screen and then press the power button on your computer.

When you press the power button, your computer should either go into standby or shut down.
This problem may occur if you have installed Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To install this hotfix, you must have MicrosoftWindows XP Service Pack 1 installed on your computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
x86   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name        Platform   ------------------------------------------------------------------------   03-Mar-2003  19:01  5.1.2600.1178     518,144  Winlogon.exe     x86   03-Mar-2003  17:54  5.1.2600.1178     647,680  Winlogon.exe     IA-64
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the Standard Terminology That Is Used to Describe Microsoft Software Updates
SQL Server requires systems to support ‘ guaranteed delivery to stable media ’ as outlined under the Microsoft SQL Server Always-On Storage Solution Review program. FoFor more information about the input and output requirements for the SQL Server database engine, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
967576 Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine Input/Output Requirements

Article ID: 814696 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:17:11 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP1, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard

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