"For T---I too had this very same problem with my new Dell inspiron 1501
laptop with vista home basic---I worked with it for over 4 months and spent
my waking hours on the phone with Dell -- was never fixed! I returned the
laptop and had them send me another one. Guess what SAME PROBLEM. I then
got a tech who had the knowhow to look into the ATI Radeon Express
Service -catalyst control center (whatever that is) she went through that
with a fine tooth comb and viola no problems after that. Also the time on
the taskbar now kept the correct time--before would lose 8 minutes in 6
days. Maybe that would help if that is what is on your system???
----- Original Message -----
From: "T" <T@xxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 5:29 PM
Subject: Could shut Window but can't turn off the computer!
> About 40% of the time when I either choose HIBERNATE or the standard SHUT
> DOWN, the computer just keeps on running. Although it seems WINDOW has
> down, the "ON" light is still on and I can hear the fan running.
> When this happens I am left with no other option but to use the "emergency
> shut down" method - pressing the ON button for more than 4 seconds (ASUS
> laptop, using Vista Home Premium). Presumably this method would damage the
> computer in some ways in the long run?
> I assume WINDOW is shut down because the next time when I turn on the
> computer it doesn't say the "WINDOW is not properly shut down".
> So can any kind souls please help me with this annoying problem of turning
> off the computer completely?