I have an ASUS X-54C laptop with 2 GB RAM, running Windows 7 Home Premium that came installed. This is a spare machine I use only for surfing, when my Desktop PC is being used by other family members. I recently added another 4 GB RAM and also intend replacing the installed HDD with an SSD to make it more responsive.
The laptop is up to date with Windows updates and is regularly scanned with Nod32 Antivirus, SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes AntiMalware software.
My problem now is, after I am done using the laptop, I choose to shut it down.
Windows says, "....logging off,......shutting down.... and then restarts!
Before installing the SSD, I thought it a good idea to defrag the hard drive and then clone it to the new SSD. I downloaded a trial version of Vopt9, a defragging utility, which I have used in the past with no issues. This time, I think, using this was the cause of my 'restart' problem, but am not sure if it really is. The defragger also seems to have removed all my restore points, so there is no going back to one of these points.
I thought may be the laptop fan wasn't working. But Real Temp software shows my laptop to be running at a cool 50-52 degrees. I am doing a hard power off to shut down.
I also ran Hijackthis and analyzed the log into an Analyzer that is available on hijackthis.de website. It did not raise any threats. I can post the log here if it will help.
No idea what to do next, so any help in resolving this problem is greatly appreciated.
Edited by jnulu, 14 September 2014 - 06:52 PM.