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Please help; windows won't shut down.

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Hi. A few days ago my P.C. stopped shutting down normally. It get's as far as the W7 'Shutting down...' screen but stays there for hours. I have to turn it off by holding down the power button. It also can't go into sleep mode if I leave it for a while. Instead this message comes up.



If there is actually a bluescreen, I've not caught it.

Other than that I've had no issues, though I have noticed websites that should not be running slow at all have started too; or they'll fail to load completely (as in all content). Otherwise though, I'm able to run very intensive games with no issues whatsoever.

Please help. I really hope some of my hardware isn't failing!! frown.gif

Here's what I am running, in case it helps.

W7, Crucial 256GB SSD, i7 3770, ASRock Z77E-ITX.

Any ideas?
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By you holding the power button down to switch off is causing this message to come up as you are not allowing the computer to shut down properly.
try clicking "log off" and then from the log on screen shut down.
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Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

By you holding the power button down to switch off is causing this message to come up as you are not allowing the computer to shut down properly.
try clicking "log off" and then from the log on screen shut down.

That message doesn't appear if I hold down the power button; it happens if I leave the PC idling for an hour or so; this is the message I get when the PC tries to go into sleep mode. When I turn off the PC by holding down the power button it just turns off.
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turn off the sleep feature, and try shutting down via log off and then shut down from log in screen
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Can anyone help or know what the issue is? I think it's a Windows software issue but that's about all I could guess...

EDIT:Whoops just saw your post mate. Will try that and report back.
Edited by Sannakji - 2/15/13 at 5:58am
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