I have a Windows 2000 Professional Workstation that will not shut off. When I do a shutdown is leaves me at a screen that says "it is now safe to turn off your computer" and I have to manually shut it off.
The mobo is ACPI compliant. It is a brand new Intel 965 chipset motherboard. I cloned it over from another ACPI compliant motherboard and the problem existed there too. I have searched the solutions here and come up wit noting relevant. I have no APM tab in power managenemt. In device manager if does have ACPI compliant system. I have added the PowerdownAfterShutdown registry entry.
Now the strange part. If I log in to the workstation as administrator (pretty clean profile) it will shutdown just fine. Looks like this particular user has something in his profile that keeps it from shutting off. Any ideas?