Here is a screenshot I found online of what I have encountered lately with my Windows 7 Home Premium system. When I close certain programs, I sometimes get a box very similar to the attached one pop up, asking me what shutdown options I would like to perform in Windows 7.
The problem is, when this box pops up, it eliminates all of my icons to the left of my PC's clock, almost leaving my system in between a state of shutdown and not. After this happens, if I try to run Windows Live Mail, I always get an error saying something about corrupted calendar entries in Windows Live Mail, so it cannot open. Upon restart, and upon opening Windows Live Mail again, emails that I have moved from the inbox to a personalized folder are not only in the personalized folder, but they are AGAIN in the inbox, and if I try to delete them from the inbox, it says "an unknown error has occurred."
I recently did a clean install of Windows 7, and this is the first time I have ever encountered this shutdown box. I've used Windows 7 since late 2009. Could this box be a result of a Windows Update I blindly installed? I would like it to be gone from my system. It's frustrating that it only comes up occasionally when I close a program. I would like to identify the cause so I can eliminate it permanently.