Help computer reboots when I press shutdown in start menu

By -FM- MeDS ยท 10 replies
Jan 21, 2006
  1. Any ideas to fix this problem? I press shutdown in start menu in windows XP pro and it sometimes shutsdown and other times it reboots. I have a LGA775 Prescott 640 chip with a DFI Lanparty 925X-T2 mother board. I have Corsair 1 GB of XMS 2 TWIN2X 667MHz. I have a NEC dvd burner and a WD 74GB raptor harddrive. My video card is a BFG 6800GT OC. I've tried so many things nothing has worked any help would be great!
  2. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Posts: 429

    What's the point?

    WHY DO YOU NEED IT TO SHOUTDOWN ALL THE TIME? It may be an inconvience, but when it restarts, JUST PRESS THE POWER BUTTON! Also, have you changed any BIOS settings? Recently installed any software of hardware? that could be the culprit....remove the new software and/or hardware and see if the problem persists. If so, try this article fro the Microsoft Knoweldge Base: :giddy: :suspiciou :wave: :blackeye:
  3. -FM- MeDS

    -FM- MeDS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I need to shutdown cause it runs loud and I sleep by my computer, and its done this ever since I built the darn thing
  4. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Posts: 429


    It shouldn't be making that much it really old? If not, a device might be failing or something inside the computer is too close to smoething, like a cpu or system fan. Do you have a graphics card with a fan on top? If so, make sure that fan isn't grinding against any parts... :eek: :eek: :dead: :)
  5. -FM- MeDS

    -FM- MeDS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've checked the inside its just INTEL they run hot and loud! I posted what I have for a CPU above and it has a fan on my video card and its spinning fine, any other ideas?
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    This sounds like a virus in the registy, now I don't know much about it theres people that do here. :grinthumb
  7. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Posts: 429

    Check your cable connections. They might be obstructing one of the fans...
  8. -FM- MeDS

    -FM- MeDS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nothing wrong with the cablage
  9. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Posts: 429

    well....ummmmm...i can't help you anymore. This problem is over my head...after all, i'm only 13.
  10. -FM- MeDS

    -FM- MeDS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your help anybody else?
  11. ender

    ender TS Rookie Posts: 94

    Just a silly ideea but is your computer set to reboot when a serious problem occurs? Also, see if you have any files in a folder named Minidump that should be located in C:\Windows (or wherever you installed the OS).

    My ideea is that you might have some sort of problem (most likely driver related) that is causing your computer to BSOD when it shuts down. If it is set to reboot after a seriour error occurs then you do not get a chance to see the BSOD and you simply notice the computer restarting on you. :(

    Hope I'm wrong though. :D
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