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Computer will not shut down

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January 19, 2012 5:38:10 PM

Hello,

I have clicked the shut down button on the start menu at least ten times and nothing happens. My computer just stays on. It doesn't even restart or anything.

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January 19, 2012 5:51:24 PM

Sounds like an application is hanging, try closing all your applications, and quitting any programs in the notification area (lower right corner). Also, right click on your start bar and going to task manager, perhaps you can see what program might be hanging (e.g. iexplore.exe, WINWORD.exe, OUTLOOK.exe, etc.) Don't aimlessly end stuff, but you can also post a screenshot if you're unsure.
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January 19, 2012 5:52:33 PM

Did this just start happening?
I would do a Windows System Restore to a date when it shut down properly.
A driver was probably installed and is not working correctly with your system.
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January 19, 2012 5:55:27 PM

I can't recommend a system restore yet...
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January 20, 2012 4:30:20 PM

If you can't fix it with Windows System Restore, then you'll have to trouble-shoot.
Windows System Restore can save you hours of needless trouble-shooting and at no cost. if you have 8 computers to fix in your desktop support job, this would be a no-brainer as it would fix it 99 percent of the time saving hours of your time as a tech, and hours of the user's work time.
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