your putting the machine to sleep and not shutdown you can fix this a couple ways
click on the start orb
you will see on the right there is a "power button"
dont click that, vista has that on sleep by defult,
next to the "power button" is a symbol that looks like a lock
and finnaly next to that is and arrow pointing right
go ahead and click on that arrow, and from there you should see a menu
go ahead and hit shutdown
i have attached a file called image 1 take a look at that
the second way is by telling vista to make the "power button" shut down instead of sleep.
first, hit the start orb, from there search the term "power"
you should get results and click on "power options"
from there you will be at the power options screen and on the left side you will see 5 options
require a password on wake up
chose what the power buttons do
create a power plan
chose when to turn off the display
change when the computer sleeps
you will want to click on number 2 "chose what the power buttons do"
the first question will be "when i hit the power button" click on the drop down menu and select shut down.
Edited by Still_Learning, 09 November 2009 - 07:23 PM.