No shutdown option in Win 98SE

The shutdown option has disappeared from the Start button on a Compaq deskpro EN running Win 98SE, is there any way I can restore it?

  JIM 20:02 06 Aug 03

If it just happened within the last few day/hours
try the scanreg/restore from dos mode.Take the registry back when all was well

Start Windows in MS-DOS mode (press the Ctrl key as soon as your PC starts. This will get you the Bootup menu. Once the menu is up, choose Command prompt only)

Type Scanreg /restore at the prompt
You will get a screen where you can select which registry backup to use
Choose your backup and press Restore
When ready you'll be prompted to Restart your computer

  xania 21:07 06 Aug 03

You could also run SFC to fimnd what essential programs have become corrupted and restore them from the CD

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