After several days of trying to get the PC to shutdown I finally solved the problem. Sorry, but could not spend another 24 hours searching for fixes, trying all different recommendations and re-loading PCLOS ( several times ). I love PCLOS and have been using it for sevaral years, but can't do the headaches anymore. Will probably come back to PCLOS when someone finally figures out and fixes the problem in the software. Well, at least I still have PCLOS working on my laptop.