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Blue screen on Thinkpad R51e & cannot be shutdown

I've been using IBM Thinkpad R51e for almost 4yrs. From last several days, while i'm using it, it has empty blue screen without any messages and cannot be shutdown (by pressing the button). I must unplug the adaptor cable and eject the battery, then re-insert them. Any idea in what cause and how to solve? Thx b4. -DRA

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Windows XP Freeze at Shutdown with IBM Laptop: I had this problem while setting up an IBM T43p with XP Pro from the IBM Product Recovery disks. After much frustration I found the problem was a bad driver. In Device Manager>System Devices I uninstalled "Atmel TPM legacy device," a Trusted Platform Module driver. The T43p would then shutdown and restart without a hitch.

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What operating system are you using and please be more descriptive regarding "blue screen" is it the notorious microsoft "Blue Screen of Death"? or? when this occurs is the system totally locked? or can you hit ctrl alt del and get the task manager? can you boot into safe mode? if you're using xp and can get to safe mode.. have you attempted to restore to an earlier restore point prior to this issue? if yes and you haven't restore back to before issue occured.

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