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Windows Vista stuck in logging off mode

My computer [ Dell Inspiron 1501 ] had downloaded an update for Verizon Security and had to restart to complete the download. It has been stuck on '' Logging off '' for over an hour.

Thank you for any help in advance.

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  • mlouthan Dec 28, 2008

    I didn't install the same thing the other person did, but I'm also stuck logging off. I have a Gateway computer and called Gateway support. They had me restore my system to a previous date where it didn't get stuck, but even after I did that, I can't get unstuck when I log off. I can power off the computer and then I get the black screen when I turn it back on and have to select start windows normally from the list. Then it runs fine, until I go to log off again. Can anyone help?



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press and hold you on/off buton for about 30 sec.

then boot up as usual

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Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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    Hi, back again,

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