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Windows ME won't shut down

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Windows ME won't shut down

When I click Start - Shut down - choose Shut down - click Ok, I get a "program is not responding" message. If I click End Task, the system freezes. If I click Wait, after a few seconds the message is back. If I click Cancel, it closes the message and I am back at square one.

This happens both with programs running and when I close all programs prior to trying to shut down.

I have run Norton AV, Spybot, and AdAwareSE with no luck.

I have found troubleshooting advice online, but when I try to implement the suggestions of turning off different things by using msconfig, the system configuration utility freezes after I uncheck a box and hit ok. The only way out of this is to hit control-alt-delete, where I find a "not responding" message for the SCU and hit end program. Consequently, this has been a dead end.

In addition to this issue, I think I am noticing a general slow down in programs like IE and MS word.

Right now, this is just a major nuisance in that my I can still access everything and turn the computer off by holding the power button. But I am concerned that this is just the beginning of a major problem.

I am out of ideas and would definitely appreciate any help I could get
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Welcome to Geeks to Go.

Please read this post: http://www.geekstogo...?showtopic=2852

And post your log here:

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Meanwhile, you might want to check out this info at good ole Micro$oft :

Shutdown Problems

or this one, but watch for the "doublespeak" (LOL) :

How to Troubleshoot Windows Me Shutdown Problems

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