Windows Xp

i have windows xp in my laptop.....

but i am unable to shutdown it in proper way.... in the last screen shows just

windows is shutting down.....and after long i have to do it manually...

kindly tell me gurus wht to do....

regards

Its probably corrupted. Reinstall...

if its XP sp2,try hibernating it!!!!

If your computer does not turn off the power when doing a shutdown,

you may need to edit the registry.

Start > Run > Regedit

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Edit the key PowerOffActive and give it a value of 1

You can do the same in HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop