I am running Ubuntu 13.10/14.04 on a HP Laptop Intel® Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, 32-bit; Memory 2.0 GiB; Intel® 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2 Graphic Card.

After installing 13.10 and the upgrade to 14.04, the system does not power off at all i.e. even with terminal command or by clicking the "shutdown" button on the top right 'System' icon drop down menu.

The system closes all activities and a Ubuntu emblem/ensign comes up with dots in a row changing colour from white to red in sequence..like in the starting screen. It remains like that and I have to power down the system with the Power Button pressed for about 6 seconds.

The system has confirmed that I have the latest driver for the Intel graphic card.

I have done a research and did find some threads on it. I tried reconfiguring the Grub file etc but to no avail.

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your time and effort in advance!