My XP machine has started to take an eternity to shut down. It hangs for up to 20 minutes at "Saving your settings..." with virtually no disk activity.
When it eventually shuts down, and I attempt to restart shortly after, the machine power comes on, but cuts out almost immediately and won't get past "System is starting" ... just what you'd expect from overheating. I have to wait up to 30 minutes before I can get going again.
I'm thinking that that the alarmingly prolonged shutdown is frying the works, and urgently need to find out what might be causing it.
Any ideas really grateful received.