When I log off and shut down my notebook, it stays on the blue "windows is shutting down" screen. When I went to turn it on late this afternoon, it was still on that screen from the night before (!)
I turned it off by holding in power button, waited about 10min, turned it back on & it seems fine, no safe mode, no pop-up, nothing. Used it for awhile, couldn't find anything wrong - but sure enough, when I tried to shut it down it did the same thing, and ended up forcing it to turn off again. It's on again now and like before it didn't boot into safe mode or anything, it seems fine.
It's an Asus Eeepc notebook with xp home edition and AVAST - any suggestions very much appreciated!