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Want shut down

I click on turn off my computer and it does it but my green light stay's on and can here running ,but window's do turn off.

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You can try holding the power button in for 10 seconds or more until the computer shuts off.

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Click Start, then turn off computer, and make sure that your computer is not set to standby or hibernate. This works if you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000. Hope this helps!

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