I have Inspiron 1520 Dell laptop. Recently when i try to turn off Windows XP professional-SP2, it hangs at the "Windows is shutting down" screen. I have to manually turn off the laptop by pressing the power button. When i restart the laptop right away, i got a blue screen (blank desktop with no icons). I press CTRL-ALT DELETE to shut down the laptop. I usually get a normal restart and normal shutdown when i try for the third time.
PS: Please note that in Mid November 2008, i had an issue with my laptop (Blank desktop with no icons). I posted the problem and got help in this Thread:
In November, i did not have the problem of windows hanging during shut down.
Edited by Khalouda, 29 December 2008 - 06:24 PM.