is it OK to disable all the rubbish this HP printer puts in startup? hp digital imaging monitor hp image zone hp software update - im going to disable this anyway. hpzlnt12.dll - i might not touch that unless someone knows better. which do you think broke the way xp shuts down. this printer or NET.Framework? shutdown just hangs now, i have to turn it off with the power button. if it breaks my HDD at some point because something is being written as it shuts down i don't mind loosing junk but i do care about loosing Ubuntu, so i want to fix it. so far it's taken about 3 hours fixing things, or manually installing stuff the install couldn't, to get this printer to work, now XP is broken. it's just like the last time i used XP - install something then spend a few hours fixing everything then boot back into Ubuntu. i don't know why i bother with XP anymore i really don't like it. i've got to install a camera next.