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Q.  I'm using Windows XP and sometimes when I turn off my computer, I get this message as it's shutting down: "This application failed to initialize, because the window station is shutting down." What does that mean and how can I make it stop?

A.  Basically, the only time you'll ever see that message displayed is when your computer is shutting down. Whether you told the computer to turn off or an installer program is restarting your computer for you, that's the only time it will come up. This error message is displayed, because an important program must be running while you are attempting to turn off your computer. Either that or a program has frozen while you're trying to shut down your computer.

It is important you make sure that while you are installing new software, there are no other applications running on your screen at the same time. Also, when turning off your computer, it is important to make sure that all of the programs you are running have been closed down. If you follow those two tips, you should never have a problem with this error message again!

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