xp 2nd edition when I click start - shutdown - I get the three option 'close' 'restart' 'hibernate' in scroll down box and anoyingly if iv'e had to do a restart that stays selected so if I want tto close down at end of day I forget about that hence rebooting computer - is there a way of getting the professional type log-off button '3 in row' - or even a bypass so on pressing shutdown it sdoes just that. Sure i've had it do that in past ?? ;)
do you know if your pc is set to compact view or classic? try right click start button and select properties and check, i think you will find you can get the boxes you want if you select classic start up?