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#1 redjim

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 03:19 PM

I have noticed lately whenever I select shut down on my pc it will suddenly switch itself back on about a minute later and will keep doing it until I push the power button. 

Then it will stay off

 

Its a Lenovo pc recently upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 but it did'nt occur directly after the upgrade



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Posted 12 September 2015 - 12:11 PM

Past personal experience, Has shown me that that is often a sign of a hack; malware; os someone else remotely controlling your computer.

I hope you have a good system image and a good verified back up of your personal data.

 

When you restore a PC it reverts back to the way it came from the factory. Anything added since is lost unless you have backed it up to some external storage/image.

The first few backs up I made came out perfect so I quit checking [bad mistake] something corrupted my back up software and my last 1/2 dozen or so back ups were blank.

Back up on a schedual  automatically and verify; verify ;verify..


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 07:32 AM

Past personal experience, Has shown me that that is often a sign of a hack; malware; os someone else remotely controlling your computer.

I hope you have a good system image and a good verified back up of your personal data.

 

When you restore a PC it reverts back to the way it came from the factory. Anything added since is lost unless you have backed it up to some external storage/image.

The first few backs up I made came out perfect so I quit checking [bad mistake] something corrupted my back up software and my last 1/2 dozen or so back ups were blank.

Back up on a schedual  automatically and verify; verify ;verify..

I never got around to doing any form of back up, the pc is fairly new. If I did a system restore would I also go back to Windows 8.1? 



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 12:40 PM

From what I have been reading at Microsoft in the fine print I think so.  I also found you have only 30 days to revert to earlier.  Mainly because after 30 days windows will automatically delete the necessary files that 10 is keeping.  However I have not found whether or not the restore partion {D} gets changed or not. If it came with 8 or 8.1 then it was probably created by 8 or 8.1. I just do not know if win 10 overwrites it when 10 installs.

The computer and windows do not loose track of time.

 

To me the question becomes should I make a back up now or wait until a few updates have been installed?


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 06:36 PM

Hi redjim :)

Can you try something for me? Click on the Start Menu and enter System then click on the System (Control Panel) that will come up. From there, click on Advanced system settings in the left-pane and click on on the Settings... button under Startup and Recovery. Is the Automatically restart option checked or not?

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 05:10 AM

Hi redjim :)

Can you try something for me? Click on the Start Menu and enter System then click on the System (Control Panel) that will come up. From there, click on Advanced system settings in the left-pane and click on on the Settings... button under Startup and Recovery. Is the Automatically restart option checked or not?

Yes I will. I actually saw something about that as I was "googling" for information on the subject



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Posted 14 September 2015 - 05:14 AM

From what I have been reading at Microsoft in the fine print I think so.  I also found you have only 30 days to revert to earlier.  Mainly because after 30 days windows will automatically delete the necessary files that 10 is keeping.  However I have not found whether or not the restore partion {D} gets changed or not. If it came with 8 or 8.1 then it was probably created by 8 or 8.1. I just do not know if win 10 overwrites it when 10 installs.

The computer and windows do not loose track of time.

 

To me the question becomes should I make a back up now or wait until a few updates have been installed?

I won't do anything until I check out Aura's suggestion. then I'll see about backing up.



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Posted 14 September 2015 - 10:26 AM

I recently had a hard drive crash, so I really had no choice but to go to Win10.

 

Actually, I'm enjoying this version of Windoze. However, I did experience an issue with turning my desktop off using various means (Alt F4, pull down power settings, etc.) -- I would turn it off and it would start back up. Eventually I wound up having to hold down the power key to keep it off.

 

Doing some googling I found that there is a new feature in the Power Settings that allows for a "fast start". If you turn off this feature, it stops the restart:

 

Control Panel ---> Hardware & Sound ----> Power Options ---->System Settings: Shutdown Settings @ the bottom of the screen. Make sure the box is UNCHECKED. Save & exit.

 

This has worked for me. YMMV.


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 04:50 AM

I recently had a hard drive crash, so I really had no choice but to go to Win10.

 

Actually, I'm enjoying this version of Windoze. However, I did experience an issue with turning my desktop off using various means (Alt F4, pull down power settings, etc.) -- I would turn it off and it would start back up. Eventually I wound up having to hold down the power key to keep it off.

 

Doing some googling I found that there is a new feature in the Power Settings that allows for a "fast start". If you turn off this feature, it stops the restart:

 

Control Panel ---> Hardware & Sound ----> Power Options ---->System Settings: Shutdown Settings @ the bottom of the screen. Make sure the box is UNCHECKED. Save & exit.

 

This has worked for me. YMMV.

I'll be dong that as soon as I get a chance.

Thanks



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 02:35 PM

I found the fast start and disabled it. I wonder why they would put such an irritating feature in the system?



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 02:40 PM

To speed up Windows' boot time, but that issue only exist on certain specific computers because it make conflict with a setting you have in the BIOS, under Windows or one of your hardware component.

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 01:23 PM

Well its gone now. So thanks to you all. 



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Posted 20 September 2015 - 01:52 PM

No problem redjim, you're welcome :)

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