Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:06 PM
this is a wierd prob that occured to me. though i had solved it i still donot knw the exact reason behind it.
i have my sytem connected to UPS and there is regular power supply.
two days ago, i shutdown my system running on XP after 10-15 seconds the system booted again. i again shut it down and the samething repeated to happen.
after about 5 or 6 attempts, after shutting down i removed my LAN connection, then the system didnt start. the moment i connected my LAN wire again the system started to boot.
this time i cleared all the COOKIES, TEMP files etc. and shut the system and everything restored to normal.
but onething i couldnt understand was where laid the problem?
the following questions still linger in my mind:
is it possible for some program(cookies and other stuff) to reboot a system even though i shut the OS ?
what has it got to do with the LAN conection?
is it because the UPS was overcharged or something like that? (let me tell you i am using a branded UPS)
i also would like to mention that i had Fedora Core 3 installed in my system and at the GRUB (my bootloader) WinXP was the default OS. i dont knw if this would help in tracing the prob but i wanted to mention just in case.