Just a few enquiries
You do not say of the time period before you manually turn your comp off? Are there any progs still active when closing down your PC, which needs extra time to complete tasks. Has the hdrive recently been scanned and defragged for more effienct running? Does it occur afer surfing the net? Maybe some of these thoughts can point you in the right direction, before looking into deeper areas.
When I go to turn off the pc it gets stuck with a clean desktop(no icons on) and doesn't turn off.I checked the task manager and are no applications open.Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't do anything.On a scale of 1 to 5 it happened 4 times out of 5 and I have no choice but to turn the switch off.I read in this forum that this problem may be caused by Roxio Easy cd creator.I did remove it but no results,I remove the Direct cd from taskbar also but no results.I run win xp home with sp1.I have this problem since over a month.Please advice.
Thank you for your time