Unable to switch Macbook Pro off?

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Hi guys,
I recently made the move from pc to mac, and while I have gotten used to mac now, I still have 1 or 2 problems with it....
I have a macbook pro 13, 2.66 ghz core 2 duo, which I got in january, and recently, it WON'T shut down! Its stuck at the blue screen with the loader icon on it..
From what I have found, if I only use the laptop for a small period of time, it will shut down fine, However, if I use it for a few hours, it log off, and do everything, and then it will go the blue screen, and then the blie loader icon will appear, and I have to hold down the power button to turn it off.
I'm on 10.6.7, and I tried resetting the PRAM, but that didn't help. Unfortunately, the nearest apple store is roughly a thousand kilometers away,
so any ideas that you guys have would be much appreciated..
Thanks in advance,
Matthew

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Since you already tried resetting the PRAM, and no Apple Store is near, I'd say do a fresh install using the OS X disc. There's some type of driver or software clash that's probably causing this. A fresh install will almost definitely solve it. To prevent it from happening again, make sure your all your software is patched, up-to-date, and all Apple Updates are installed. Good luck!

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