Go to Control Panel, go to Display, go to the Screen Saver tab, press the
power button, then go to the APM tab and make sure that APM it is enabled.
The behavior you describe usually happens on APM systems as APM is not
enabled by default by XP. After the system reboots, assuming the above
describes your system, the system should shutdown on its own.
If this doesn't apply to you, then go see
http://www.aumha.org/a/shtdwnxp.htm for more possibilities
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> Hey, xp will shutdown but I can't find any programs to shut down xp anymore,
> it just says it's safe to turn off but leave's the pc on. windows xp
> (somehow) disabled my power button to so the only way to do it is through
> the program, so once i get to the screen i have to unplug it : (
> not urgent, but if you have a solution..