Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Shutdown problem

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Downview


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:02:16 PM

Posted 14 December 2009 - 06:20 PM


Win 7 installed about a month ago from XP using Laplink PC mover upgrade assistant. Worked OK, no great problems.

About a week ago the computer started rebooting automatically after a normal shutdown. Only way out is to power off.

Any ideas anyone?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 groovicus


  • Security Colleague
  • 9,963 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Centerville, SD
  • Local time:08:16 AM

Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:15 PM

That is typically a bios setting. Have you updated your bios recently (that you are aware of)?

#3 Downview

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:02:16 PM

Posted 15 December 2009 - 03:47 PM

Yes, I updated the bios. I can't remember if this was exactly coincidental with the appearance of the problem but the events would have certainly been close.

#4 WalkerA_WinTeam


  • Members
  • 23 posts
  • Local time:07:16 AM

Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:47 PM

Make sure Wake-on-LAN is disabled in the BIOS (also disable WoWLAN if you're on a newer PC).

Looks like similar issues have been solved in XP by performing a registry modification: http://club.myce.com/f3/pc-auto-restarts-a...hutdown-215328/ (Always back up your registry before performing a regedit.)

There's a Microsoft Answers thread about this as well... You might try asking there too: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...5b-2935c8c3e108

Good luck! Let us know how the situation progresses :huh:

Windows Outreach Team

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users