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How can I get rid of End Program explorer.exe message that apprears when turning off computer

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I have a brand new laptop (Dell Latitude E6500) running XP Professional. After loading about 10 programs, I noticed that I get an End Program explorer.exe message whenever I hit turn off or restart the computer. How can I fix/get rid of this permanently?

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by:igor-1965
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UPHC service + these registry settings:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"AutoEndTasks"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="10000"
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I had to reinstall the operating system and therefore this problem went away before I had a chance to try the solutions, which I think might have worked.
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