My windows xp machine is working fine, apart from when it comes to shutdown, it takes 2 - 3 mins to shutdown it just hangs on the desktop no errors. I've tried advice from several sites, editing the registry creating a instant shut down (same occurs). I've looked into the event viewer and nothing is noted arounf the time of shutdown. I've done a clean install of winxp and the problem persits, so for that reason I'm thinking a hardware problem possibly my Hard disk although WD diagnostics shows nothing wrong. Anyone offer me some advice? I don't have a spare HDD to put in to try.