Remember the days of 95 and 98 saying, "It's now safe to Shutdown", well now you can do it with XP too. Go to Start, Run, and type regedit. Go to Path HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel and click on Desktop. Under name on the right side you should see HungAppTimeout. Double click on it and change the value too 1. Exit regedit and click Turnoff. It should now say "It's now safe to Shutdown". Also something you should notice that Explorer will bring a end program screen up when you click turnoff and your shutdown rate should increase much.