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I have an eight year old desktop computer with windows XP. I cannot get it to close or restart. The only way to do this is to unplug from the mains. HELP !!

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Hi there
\015\012This sounds fixable to me but I'll need to work with your and ask a few questions to pinpoint the cause of the problem.
\015\012Does the computer otherwise work normally? So you can use your programs and do your day-to-day work on it?
\015\012If so, what happens when you go to Start > Shutdown, and try to shutdown the computer. Please describe what happens after doing this.
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