Thank you for your patience and your assistance in dealing with the boot issue.
The last message you sent looked like a pre-packaged sign off; however, there is still one issue remaining with the computer in question. Our repair seems to have turned off at least some of the automatic power control functions in windows. When one shuts down the machine now, it does not turn off at the end of the log off but shows the screen with the legend, "It is now safe to turn off your computer," which one must do manually by pressing the power switch. Would you have any suggestions on how to go about restoring the "soft" power off?