for some reason my computer takes about 5 minutes (literally) to shut down. I used to have this problem, but it went away on its own. however, after a little while (about 2 months), it started back up. The computer gets to the point where it turns off the keyboard and mouse so they no longer do anything (lights go off.) And the hard drive light comes on steady, but it doesn't sound like the hard drive is spinning. It will sit like this for around 5 minutes and then blink off all of a sudden. Strange... I guess worse things could happen, but now it started to also do this during a restart, and this is really annoying when you have to tweak stuff and reset to check it. I have just turned it off during this "waiting period" before and not noticed any ill effects, but I don't like doing that. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.