If you have Windows 7 with Bitlocker enabled, and are sometimes unable to shutdown your PC properly, check out this article: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/GettingReadyforWindows7/thread/66b6e093-9de7-4e76-84cf-322bd1e35f22

The hotfix is available here: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=975496&kbln=en-us

Symptoms for us were that Windows 7 itself would shut down, but the power would not be switched off from the laptop, leaving it running (often with the fans whizzing away and LEDs on)

Written by Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.

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