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Joe Davies
15-06-2004, 02:32 PM
Hi Folks,

When I shut down my Windows ME computer, I often get a little dialogue box telling me that a programme (unnamed) is running and giving me a choice of waiting 20 seconds, ending task, or cancelling. When I click on "end task", the shut down process is aborted as if I had clicked "cancel" instead.

I've hit ctrl-alt-delete and closed every running app down, and still this message comes up. I've run ad-aware, spybot and AVG anti-virus, and they all come up empty. There's nothing untoward in the startup menu (msconfig) either. I'm stumped!

I suspect it's either a spy program or a virus. Either that or it's a quirk of ME. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it?

Joe Davies

PS I'm running an Athlon 1.4 Mhz processor, if that's any help.

15-06-2004, 02:58 PM
have a look through this you may find something helpful
How to Troubleshoot Windows Me Shutdown Problems
Here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;273746)