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    did u use the F5 trick to disable the HAL?
    I know with my PC if ya do that and don't have ACPI/APM enabled in bios, u don't have any apm/acpi bios drivers installed, if u do, there is the apm tab in power options that says enable apm support...maybe that is your prob, elsewise if its actually hanging at the"safe to turn off" that is diff to the usual things ppl have probs with that use grims "hacks" to fix it...

    maybe try to do a manual "add hardware" see if its missing any crap that it hadn't found b4 (it can happen, believe me)
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    Grim,
    I'm using WinXP Pro. I changed the values you had listed and it didn't help.

    Skullshot,
    I've not heard about an "F5 Trick". What exactly does it do, and when do you hit the F5 key?

    BTW... I enabled ACPI again in the BIOS and it doesn't help eother, so next time I boot up, I'll disable it again. As for where it hangs, it has changed. I don't get to the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" screen anymore. I make it past the Saving screen, but it will nearly always hang now on the "Shutting down Windows" screen. It just dies out there and I have to do a forced reboot by hitting the reset button.

    Looking at the link that Charles left, though, it seems to be a known problem that Microsoft will address in the first Service Pack that it releases. I just hope they hurry with it because this really kinda sucks. :(
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    Still it's the same sorry story with software - get the latest, and wait for the patch.
    Ahh well - it's true somethings never change!

    Had any luck at all in the MS KB Darthtanion?
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    the f5 trick is basically just pushing f5 during the install when it says press f6 if you have any third party raid or scsi device drivers
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    Charles,
    The Knowledge Base has a fix, but from what I read, it's not really recommended... so I'm kind of waiting for something a bit better.

    SileNceR,
    Damn... So I would have to reinstall again? That blows. :(
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    one thing that ive heard that can fix slow shutdowns on some systems is disabling the NVIDIA Driver Helper service, located in Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Servers...change this to manual...which im sure u already know how to do :)...hopefully this'll work as this slows down some systems & is not needed.
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    maybe its your power switch...
    turn acpi back on..

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    I did re-enable the ACPI functions (as stated a few posts earlier) and it did not help. As for it being the power switch, that is highly unlikely since it worked fine when I was running Win98SE.

    I have heard that a fresh format of the drive may help out, so if I can get some free time, I may try that.
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    did u try my above post? maybe you should try that just to make sure & maybe save yourself from a format...
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    Yes, I made the suggested registry changes and it still hangs. I also decided to use the registry hack from Microsoft that is supposed to fix this on certain systems, but I guess that I wasn't one of the "Selected" ones. :(

    Oh well... I guess I'll just bite the bullet and reformat. Hopefully I will have time to do it this weekend.
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