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Pc Won't Turn Off


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#1 halfway crook

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:36 PM

Can someone please help me. My PC won't turn off. I tried the START-Shutdown, Task Manager shutdown, power button but it's just rebooting itself. Has anyone experienced this?

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 10:07 PM

Many power supplies have a rocker switch near the power cord that will remove all power from the system. It is best to time this to a point where the BIOS is rebooting but Windows hasn't started loading yet. This will avoid damage happening to the XP installation. If your power supply doesn't have an on/off switch the smply pull the power cord out from the power supply.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 10:58 PM

yeah, that's what I've been doing for a week now but is there a way for me to fix that? Would you know where the problem is? I already flashed my BIOS, scanned for virus and spyware, and did a scan disk but all tests are negative and cam up clean. Dunno know what and where else to look?

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 12:36 AM

How long has this been happening?

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 12:41 AM

I guess two weeks or so. I also tried disabling all applications at startup using msconfig but no use.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:03 AM

This is a common XP problem. Here are several articles about unwanted restarts:

http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...s-Shutdown.html

http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311806

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:17 PM

thanks man. i'll try this when i got home

thank you




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