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    I am having some problems with shutting down. What is the best way to find the program or programs that is cauing this problem. :

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    You could check Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) to see what apps and processes are running, then perhaps monitor Task Manager while you attempt a shutdown.
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    Usually shutdown tells you which programs it is waiting on. Are you saying that it is not listing any programs? If so, you could do a search-and-destroy. To do this, open Task Manager to the Processes tab and kill things (I suggest killing only one or two at a time, and start with the programs running under your account) and then trying to shut down. Actually, sometime just by looking at what is running in task Manager (I recommend expanding the columns shown by adding the columns Image Path Name and Command Line) you can spot some programs that make you exclaim "What the!" - kill those. Also, make good use of autoruns from sysinternals to prevent "junk" from loading at startup time (stick to the first 6 or 7 categories in autoruns for disabling things).

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    I would start by booting into the clean boot environment Clean boot. and see if the problem still exists. If you can now shut down cleanly, use a process of elimination to determine the culprit as detailed in the link.

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