My computer will not shut down in Win2K SP2.
I don't get the "It is safe to shutdown your computer" screen and I never did so lets not go down that road.
My computer use to shut down when I clicked "Shut down". Once it shut down Win2k the computer power would be turned off on its own as it should. This is a Gateway 1.2 GHz.
Now it just reboots! It is like I told it to reboot, when in fact, I told it to SHUT DOWN.
My system is a dual-boot system.
Windows 2000 (this one misbehaves and refuses to shut down)
Windows 98 (it shuts down when told to)
I have cable modem with an SMC Barricade router along with a Linksys wireless Access Point of which this machine controles all administrative functions.
I have updated my IE to version 6
My Win2K is on SP2
I have really maintained the system well because this is my hobby, and I have 4 computers all networked together and all working as expected, except for this one computer.
I have another machine that is dual boot but does not have the problem on this one machine has.
I suspect the Linksys Access Point USB because I really didn't notice the problem until after the wireless system was configured, but I can't really be sure.
Most of the time, since it use to work, I would simply click the "Shut Down" and walk away. But I noticed that my computer was on the next day. Anyway, I can't really pinpoint when it started.
If I boot the computer into Win2k Safe Mode, it will shut down as requested.
Please help if you can.