Windows XP/Dell Dimension 2400

Hello everybody! this is my first time with the hardware forum. My question is: When I click on shutdown or restart computer it does’nt worh and I have to do it manually. I’ve heard this is not good for windows.Is there anything I can do other than reinstalling windows to correct this problem?:eek:

One of the programs running in the background isn’t letting the PC shutdown. Could be antivirus of firewall. Make sure those two programs are up to date. Also you might want to run spybot search and destroy, and adaware to make sure you don’t have any malicious crap on your PC.