I'm experiencing a very similar problem to Jezza, who explained he is having a very slow shutdown - however, when I startup, the Active Desktop Recovery background always occurs. Prior to seeing Jezza's post, I followed the steps for Malware Removal but nothing was found.
I've now followed the steps advised to Jezza (turned off the shutdown sounds, I couldn't even find '[HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]' to set ClearPageFileAtShutdown value to 0, and I ran 'fsutil dirty query c:' but it said 'fsutil is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file') - so far to no avail.
I'm not having issues with chkdsk, however, so it seems that my problem is different to Jezza's. Does anyone have ideas of what to do next, or is a HiJackThis log the way forward? Any help will be much appreciated (and apologies for the length here).
Also tried to restart in Safe Mode, but the F8 command in startup wasn't even there! Only the Bios and Setup options (F12, F2 respectively) were available...
Edited by manchal, 15 March 2006 - 04:49 AM.