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Everytime i shutdown my pc i get the message "explorer.exe is shutting down".

So i just press "end now" and the dialog box goes away and i can shut down.

Does anyone know why this box keeps appearing????

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Did you make any changes to waittokill?

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD.

Windows File Protection will show an on screen blue progress bar which will simply disappear when the scan is complete, reboot when it does

If you do not have an XP CD then you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

System File Checker gives an administrator the ability to scan all protected files to verify their versions. If System File Checker discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it retrieves the correct version of the file from the cache folder %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

System File Checker also checks and repopulates the cache folder. You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to run System File Checker.

The System File Check is only concerned with replacing missing or corrupt system files, and does not affect installed software or data

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No changes made to waittokill, Keith.

I dont have an XP Home disc...i have an XP Pro disc but im guessing this will be of no use?
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Not to XP Home, though you can run the scan, click skip if it asks for the CD, if it asks a few times, click cancel, then at least you know there are missing files
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Ok thanks mate.
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