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Such glitches are often some driver or hardware issue on Windows machines. For me though, shutting down is a function of the OS and a userland program shouldn't be able to hang the system beyond the OS's ability to kill the process.

Instead of booting over and doing some gaming, I'll now have to go through the Asus support site for later driver and utility versions. The hung process is one of the system monitoring utilities; apparently telling me temperature, fan speed and processor usage is that complicated.

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