As noted in the thread title - I am clicking on start>shutdown and about 2 minutes goes by and then the shutdown window appears. I'm not sure what is going on? Is it a service that's being bogged down? If so, why? I'm a IT Technician, just haven't seen this, the PC works very smooth, doesn't slow down at all until Shutdown is requested. I've seen a few seconds, ya things slow down but 2 minutes?? Any help is appreciated. Thank you, Dust Also, Hi there, and I just found this site, looks like all the great minds will be able to help a lot. Thank you.