I've been trying to shut that computer down for the past 15 minutes or so now, but each part of the shutdown has run very slowly, and it's been at "Windows is shutting down..." for more than half of that time now. The loading light on the computer hasn't been blinking, as if the computer isn't even doing anything.
This whole situation started when I tried to start backing up files to DVD. I had the DVD burning program open, and had just inserted a DVD. The computer accepted it, and everything was going normally, but while I was adding programs to the list the computer suddenly ejected the disc and the program froze. Then all of this started to happen. I'm guessing this had something to do with that, but I have no idea what it could have done, or why it's affecting so many unrelated programs.
Please, if someone can give me some help here, I'd really appreciate it.
Also, can I just manually shut my computer down now, or is that too unsafe? It hasn't shown any sign of getting closer to doing so.
EDIT, 40 minutes later: I might have been too quick in posting here. After the computer restarted, everything was completely fixed. I'm still a bit curious to what happened, but this topic isn't really needed now.
Edited by Tylinos, 21 September 2011 - 12:41 AM.