+ 0 Votes Not much to go on here ... OldER Mycroft 4 years ago OK - so you can't shutdown or restart. - WHY ?? Does the system refuse to do it? Have the options disappeared? Are you getting an error message? WHAT? It would also help if we knew what this is happening on - what make and model of computer? What operating system (flavour of Windows)? What were you doing just before you noticed this happening? + 0 Votes Yep, Group Policy Smack Down b4real Contributor 4 years ago Also consider the shutdown command at the DOS prompt if the permissions exist.