This sort of problem usually occurs when an application or process does not
properly respond to the terminate signal. Whether or not a service pack
would fix it would depend on what the problem actually is and whether or not
the SP addresses it, but likely it would not as they usually only address
problems in the system itself, not with third party programs (which are
nearly always the cause). Before shutting down, hit ctrl+shift+escape to
access task manager. Make sure nothing is running on the applications tab.
Then check the processes tab and 'end task' on some of them. Then try to
shut down. If the problem still occurs, then you haven't terminated the
right one yet. Repeat, but this time choosing a few different ones (don't
worry, as Windows will not allow you to terminate system critical ones).
Repeat until you isolate the one that is causing the problem. Once you know
which one it is, then you can work towards correcting it.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"doubledragon5" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> So far I like Vista, everyting seems to run smoothly, except shut down..
> I choose to shut down Vista it takes on average 5 minutes to complete..
> up is no problem.. For software all I have installed was my antivirus AVG,
> Adobe Reader, drivers for my video card, mouse and keyboard.. What can be
> problem, and will the first service pack have a fix for this.. Thanks..