Laptop will not shut down

  TonyW2 17:01 30 Jan 2011

A laptop will not shut down.
Clicking start/ turn off computer/ turn off reverts to the desk top.
The on switch manual has no effect.
Removing the power supply has no effect.
Any suggestions please,
Windows XP SP3

  TonyW2 17:15 30 Jan 2011

Removing the batterry pack as well as the power cable shuts it down, but I meant what could be the root cause?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:56 30 Jan 2011

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