My System: 2 x 512MB Non-ECC Unbuffered PC3200 Kindston DDR SDRAM AMD Athlon XP "Barton" 3200+ CPU (Not OCed) BFG GeForceFX 5700 Ultra Video Card Abit AN7 Motherboard Logitech MX Duo Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo Samsung Ultra ATA133 160GB Hard Drive Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM Drive Lite-On 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive Enlight 420Watt Power Supply Sony Floppy Drive Microsoft Windows XP Professional Whenever I click the button to turn off my computer it shuts down the OS and essentially stops everything, but I have to manually kill the machine. I've read somewhere that some new motherboards operate this way where they do not fully shutdown from hitting the button in Windows. When I kill the system with the power button everything goes smoothly; when I start it up again it all works properly. So there are no real problems, except that it is inconvenient at times and I would prefer to be able to fully shut down the system without having to manually press anything. Could this just be the way my motherboard operates? I played with the motherboard settings for a while and read through the manual, but there doesn't seem to be anything that would effect this. I'm not quite sure why a motherboard wouldn't at least have an option for it. I just built another system not too long ago with an Abit KR7A and it shuts down fully from Windows. Also, it seems weird that when I push the power button to power off the system after Windows has shut down, pushing once does nothing. I have to hold it in for 4 seconds even though I have the motherboard set to power off immediately on pushing the button, not the "Delay 4 Sec." option. And when I push the button while Windows is running, it acts as if I clicked "turn off computer" from the start menu. And I have to push it again once Windows shuts down. Any ideas? Thanks.