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My computer doesn't turn off

My settings to shut down my computer are gone along with my xp files. system is still healthy though. I use AVG virus, spybot, a-square malware, comodo firewall. How can i get shutdown to work again? any suggestions? thank much!!!!

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Re: My computer doesn't turn off

I don't quite understand ya question exactly... However I think I have found wat ya need. Please find below some Shutdown troubleshooting links to help with ya problem...

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Re: My computer doesn't turn off

As for shutting er down, just hold the start button, if there is one.  Try logging out or logging in as another person, the "Shutdown" button may appear for others.   I forget where Apple has hidden the Apple Menu Items now, It used to be that you just had to place an alias of anything in the Apple Menu File, and it would appear there, under the Apple Menu.   It was the early "Dock,"  but I don't like the Dock.
Good Luck.

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