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Randomly Unable To Shut Down


I'm running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. Sometimes my machine will not shut down. It will stay at the "shutting down" screen indefinitely. The circle continues to turn but the computer does not shut off. This happens randomly. Sometimes it may shut down in a few seconds, sometimes in
A few minutes, sometimes not at all. I have updated all drivers to their latest versions, but the problem still persists.

My system specs:
Intel i7 975
Gigabyte ex58-ud4p
His hd5970
Creative x-fi titanum
Win 7 ultimate 64bit


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