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Windows 7: Computer hangs at shutdown

06 Sep 2010   #1

XP, 7 32/64bit
Computer hangs at shutdown

I've just noticed this today. when I try to shutdown my computer via command or power button, it just hangs at "windows is shutting down". There is no disk activity.. I have no idea what to do.

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07 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Try closing all programs first, then test shutdown
Then try closing all stuff in the system tray (by the clock in the lower right corner) - and test
Then try closing all 3rd party stuff in the Processes tab of Task Manager - and test
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