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Hi, I had the exaclty the same problem and it did occur after I had changed some registry files in the attempt to speed up shutdown and boot times. I did however made a restore point before i did this and so now it is fixed.

Try system restore if none of the registry fixes work for you. I know there is another speed up tweak that could be causing the problem:

This reg tweak disables your pagefile from being cleared. It might not be a good idea if you keep a lot of passwords stored on your computer.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Change the value of ClearPageFileAtShutdown to 0. Close the Registry, and restart your computer.

This tweak deals with setting the amount of time Windows will take to kill open applications on shutdown.

'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\'
'WaitToKillAppTimeout' value to 20000.

changes the same settings, this time for all users on the system:

'HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop'
'WaitToKillAppTimeout' value to be 20000 and
'HungAppTimeout' value to be 5000.

Hope it's some help!

Edited by crazyguitarchik, 30 September 2005 - 12:06 PM.

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THX so much for ur help but anyways the settings that u told me to change were already set. If anyone has anymore suggestions would be a big help! :tazz:
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I dont know should i upgrade my windows...Maybe the the problem will be fixed? Any suggestions?
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When did this problem start occurring? Did you install, update or download anything?

Sometimes driver updates like your graphics card sometimes does this to your computer.

Make sure all your drivers are up to date but if this occurred after you updated, try rolling back.
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