Shutdown issues are common with Windows ME. Try the procedures in the links below:
How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs
How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive
MOre good suggestions are at this link:
273746 - How to Troubleshoot Windows Me Shutdown Problems
Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.
I have a 4 year old IBM netvista running Windows ME, has a 850 mHz AMD duron chip, has 192 ram. About 3 months ago I started to experience shut down problems. Before this it was perfect. I have found out that if I disconnect my light speed cable internet hook up (from Shaw) and then shut down the computer will stay shut down. If I do not do this then 80% of the time the computer will shut down but then start up again anywhere from 1 - 10 minutes later. I have Norton anti virus 2002 which is updated. In the last three months or so the following has also been done to my computer.
1. Installed zone alarm and removed spyware/adware using spybot.
2. Had a new ether-net card installed
Does anyone have any idea why my computer is acting so strangely?