I have a little batch file which solved the old Win98 shutdown problem which does not seem to work in XP. The batch file contains... NET USE * /delete /yes > nul C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,SHExitWindowsEx 9 > nul Putting this on the desktop meant my users could get a guaranteed shutdown of their computer with just a double click. Now PC's are gradually upgrading to XP, I find that although there is no longer any failure to close down, users do not like the long-winded process of doing it manually - they still want the convenience of a double-click - go home. Why does the above batch file not work under XP? anyone know?