XP shut down process isn't working, WHY??

setdhook1

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:oops: when shutting off window xp pro, screen comes up saying it is saving my setting, but just hangs there 8O . I have restart the computer then turn it off. Any idea why shut down process does'n't work :roll:
 

sturm

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before you shutdown windows, Close all programs running in the system tray. Try a shutdown.
If it goes ok then something in the system tray is not shutting down correctly.
If it still doesnt shutdown then goto start -> run -> type msconfig and hit enter. uncheck all the startup programs and try a restart.
Sounds like a program isnt shutting down. May try safemode and see if it works there. Can also uncheck the startup programs in msconfig from there also.