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Why do I have to turn off my computer twice before it turns off?

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I  have Dell Vostro 1500, on Windows XP.  I have to press Turn Off twice before the unit is turned off. How to fix this problem please?
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When you say "Turn Off", what are you talking about?  The Turn Off button in the menu you get from Start->Turn off computer?
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If you happen to be interested in learning what is running on your computer, open up the processes (Ctrl + Alt + Del) and googling every one. Usually you'll get a decent answer to what each process is, whether it's necessary and how to remove it if its bad or useless.  It's a little bit of work, but you can learn a lot that way.
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