As a workaround until you find the real problem, just run the command
You probably have a corrupt Profile (your 'settings') I would create a new
one, and Import the settings from the old one.
811151 - How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;811151
Another technique is to use 'Easy transfer'
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Mark L. Ferguson
"Morton" <mort@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm running Vista Home Premium for about 10 months, and a new problem has
> just started a few days ago. After shutting down my cable broadband
> internet connection, and closing all open programs, I click on properly to
> shut down the computer. In the past, it shut down after 1-2 minutes. Now,
> about half the times that I try, the little central screen circle goes
> round and it says shutting down, but it does not. I have waited up to 30
> minutes without it shutting down. I have to turn off the A.C. power, and
> partially remove the battery (laptop) to shut it down. When I next start,
> the start etc. work well. I'm using Norton 360 plus Ad-Aware and
> SpyHunter, and have no other signs that a problem has occurred.
> I have no idea how to proceed from here, and any suggestions will be
> Morton Linder