View Full Version : Window 7 glitch

27-01-2010, 07:18 PM
In the spring I bought a Toshiba M300-900 laptop. It came with voucher to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, which after some persistence I got. Other than taking an age to boot up, it has been fine.

However, now it has developed a 'glitch'. When I try to turn it off, the screen shows the following message:
'Preparing to Configure Windows.
Do not turn off your computer'.

Then it dithers for ages (well, probably not that long, but I am impatient) - and eventually does turn off. I usually force it to shut down. I did say I am impatient!

Solutions?? :)

Speedy Gonzales
27-01-2010, 07:53 PM
Did you install any updates before this?

27-01-2010, 08:13 PM
Only automatic ones... Oh darn.

But, after a few starts and shutdowns all seems ok again. Here's hoping.

Thanks, Speedy. :)

27-01-2010, 08:20 PM
was this an upgrade "in place" or a fresh install with the upgrade disk??

27-01-2010, 08:47 PM
I got an upgrade disc from Toshiba in Oz - I expected the whole thing to take about an hour and 6 and a half hours later it finished! And worked!!

Everything has been fine until this last week. It is aggravating having to take so long to boot up, though. Every now and then I think I must do something about it. I suppose it is all the Toshiba stuff (and I don't think I use any of it).

Up till recently, closing down has be very quick, though.