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  1. jbunch07

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    hey everyone.
    im some what confused atm as i have never encountered a problem like this.
    i just installed a new graphics card(asus 3870) and after installing cat8.4 my computer will not shutdown...it just hangs at the shutting down screen? its not frozen because the little circle is still moving or whatever it is any thoughts as to why this might happen? i can manually turn it off with power button but the reset button does not work.

    oh i made sure i completely removed my old drivers before installing the new ones.
     
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    when did you install 8.4...
     
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    today
    installed card today to
     
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    how many times has it happened? this happened to me once before...but it fixed itself...
     
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    ive only tried to shut/restart twice
     
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    Check your running processes, something might need to be turned off manually for stupid reasons. Barring anything obvious, start killing things until it turns off. try not to hit system processes though.
     
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    i cant get to the task manager it just sits their at the shutting down screen...
     
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    try it onr more time if not then do as above ^^

    edit: hmmm...try 8.3 drives...
     
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    mmk ill try it shortly and let you know what happens, im playing with my new card atm ;)
     
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    ok well it seems to be working now...thanks guys dont know what i did but o well!
     
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    i had the same problem after installing 8.4, i end up restarting it manually.
     
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    Try clearing page file at shutdown:
    CAUTION: This dramatically slows down shutdown times but hopefully it solves your problem.
    http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=39696535ec0.jpg
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