To shut me down if you are finished and it is the end of the day: Close the Netscape window by clicking in the upper right corner. Click on the start button in the lower left corner; choose shut down. Tell the machine, yes, you want to shut down. When the screen says it is safe to turn off the machine, flip the red-lighted switch in the knee-hole of the table. You do not need to shut anything off on the monitor or drive unit itself.