Is it possible that the information in the MSKB article ""Logoff" and "Shutdown" Are Missing from the Start Menu When You Use Remote Desktop (Q303070) covers the anomaly you describe?
In the last week something has changed on my computer & I can't figure out what changed it & how to put it back. (Using Windows XP) It used to be when I hit the "start" button to turn off my computer the little box with the 3 choices would immediately come up with "standby", "turnoff" or "restart". Now all I get is a "log off" choice which I have to tell it if I want to switch users before I can get the turnoff box. I'm probably not explaining this very well but hopefully someone out there has had experience with this & can tell me what to do to change back so I get the 3 choice box automatically. Thanks in advance!
Maybe this will help explain more:
You click "start" - no "shut down" option - only the "log off" option.