PC reboots instead of shutting down - is this a windows problem? What should i do?

By andygibbs
Feb 15, 2005
  1. Hi,

    My windows XP machine has recently been unable to shut down. I tell it to shut down and it powers off for a few seconds and then reboots. The only way I am currently able to fully shut my machine down is by flipping the switch on the back. Please help me. Is this a windows problem?


  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Have you tried doing a repair of Windows as per this THREAD ?

    It may well solve your problem.

    Regards Howard :cool:
  3. Triton

    Triton TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    "Disabling the “restart on system failure” feature may permit the exact cause to be isolated: Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under “Startup & Recovery,” click Settings. Under “System Failure,” uncheck the box in front of “Automatically restart.”

    Check the Event Log for detail of the error causing the restart.
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