so, my net decided to commit attack pattern suicide earlier, and when it came back up, skype got itself stuck on an endless signing in loop, so I decided 'ok..restart time'

so, with that decision made, I told the computer to restart...whereupon it got stuck on 'restarting'

you know, that grey screen, the rotating circle doohicky, and the word restarting underneath?

left it there for 10 minutes, then I did a forced shutdown by holding down the power button.

has anyone else encountered that before?