I saw a previous thread on this subject but my problem is different. I am running W98 SE on a Pentium 3 720 with 384 MB RAM and 20 GB HD. A few weeks ago, for no reason that I know, it alway starts up to the menu that normally comes up only when you press CTRL or F8. From there, after I select Normal or it times out to that default, it boots up and runs normally. Then when I click Start/Shutdown, it shuts down to the black screen that usually turns off the computer, then reboots to the F8 menu again as though I had commanded Restart, which I had not, so I have to wait for the black screen and then turn off power. I have not been able to find anything in the computer or in the MS Knowledgebase that might cause this and would appreciate suggestions from anyone who had the experience or knows what the problem is. I suspect that its something that got into the registry but I have not been able to find it. Thanks for your help.