XP shutting down problem

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    XP shutting down problem

    My computer has been having some problems shutting down, it doesn't. I haven't installed any new programs/hardware and I've checked for virus and spyware. Some times a "program has stop responding" window pops up with the program name as "you shouldn't see me". I have to pull the power plug to turn it off. Are there any programs that can help me debug this problem. I'm running XP. Thanks

    JMD

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    From what I've read, it is the result of certain drivers running on your system, one person cited the latest NVIDIA display drivers as a culprit. 4 in 1 drivers were also stated as causing this problem. It's not spyware or a virus, it's a driver that will not release it's hold on the system. Have you updated your drivers recently? Try rolling back to previous versions.

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    I agree with ober about the drivers most likely being the problem, but I would try a good registry cleaner before changing any drivers. That seemed to be the solution in the cases I read about.
    jv16 was mentioned in one of the posts I read about the problem, you can get jv16 RegSupreme here: http://www.jv16.org/

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    I do not recommend registry cleaners. Most are not safe and can do more harm than good. Windows is a fragile OS that is VERY dependant on the information in the registry. If you do decide to use a cleaner, make sure you do backups of your registry first.

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