It didn't do this when I first installed XP Pro but for some time now when I shut down the first message that comes up is 'Closing Network Connections' As this is a stand alone home PC have I or some programme altered any settings that makes my machine think it is connected to a network?
So it's not just me then. It's not really a problem, just a bit annoying not knowing what it refers to. It may be that it has always been there but I have so much on my computer now that shut down is slower. Maybe it's always been there but once it was fast enough for me not to see it. I use system restore regularly. It makes no difference to the Network message. Seicento, I guess a clean install would mean a speedier shut down. Be interesting to see if it starts showing as your shut down routine gets slower. Anyway, I'll leave it as one of lifes unanswered mysteries for now. I will however follow up on the suggestion of Gaz 25. Thanks guys.
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