|ninuca, another option is a third party software proggie. FWIW, Windows seems to have been plagued with shutdown problems of one sort or another since day 1. I use a standalone shutdown proggie (for convenience) called 'Slawdog' (said to work on all versions). Get it free @:|
among other places. Works good and I drag/dropped the icon into my quick launch so it'd be handy for use.
Ed in Texas.