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Will not log off or shut down properly

Toshiba laptop will not shut down,when i log off or shut down,after a few minutes it switches itself on, and can only be turned off by the off button.

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  • mike_clark05 May 28, 2009

    Laptop is for personal use only,only message is that the computer is logging off and closing down, but it Does not !!!!

  • BACMConsulta May 11, 2010

    Do you have any security policies in place? Is this a work or personal computer? Do you get any message when you try to log off? Some company policies prevent users from logging off or shutting down their computer.

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Sounds to me like a spyware problem.... i recommend downloading a spyware scanner and scanning your computer for threats

Posted on May 28, 2009

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