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I recently just reinstalled Windows 8 on a Samsung 840. However it refuses to shut down. When I click shut down, the shut down screen with the circular dots appear for a fraction of a second and then the screen goes blank. After a while the login screen appears. If I immediately click after the screen goes blank, the login screen also appears. It seems like as if it's just logging off instead of shutting down. I also tried shutting down from the login screen but same problem.
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I recently just reinstalled Windows 8 on a Samsung 840. However it refuses to shut down. When I click shut down, the shut down screen with the circular dots appear for a fraction of a second and then the screen goes blank. After a while the login screen appears. If I immediately click after the screen goes blank, the login screen also appears. It seems like as if it's just logging off instead of shutting down. I also tried shutting down from the login screen but same problem.

Perform this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

Try shutting dozen a few timers.

If still not helping, boot into safe mode. If it shuts down without problems you're looking at a start up program that just refuses to shutdown.
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