I just knew it wouldn't be long before I was required to test all your little grey cells, try this:- Bootup OK, Shutdown OK, but Restart shuts down to a black screen and stays there for 5/10 minutes then goes to first black and white Boot screen and hangs for the same amount of time then Win Flying logo pops up then the pretty turquoisey blank screen with a dialogue box saying "Can't detect Mouse" etc., at which point I have to press the old 'destruct' button and reboot. It's a bit of a bummer when, on occasion, your asked to restart your Comp and it doesn't. Everything works perfectly again except for Restart!! I'm open to any or all suggestions please. OS. Win 98se, Pent.III, 30 Gig. HD, 550Megs, 128 RAM. I download M$ Start and Shutdown Patch, it made no difference. TIA, and pretty please, Cochise.