machine reboots instead of shutting down

  philadelphia 22:40 30 Jun 2003

when the correct shutdown procedure is used, the machine does not close all programs and switch off. it closes windows and then reboots and presents me with the mesage that it was incorrectly shut down and runs scandisk. i'm running xp home.

  powerless 22:48 30 Jun 2003
  powerless 22:49 30 Jun 2003
  powerless 22:54 30 Jun 2003

..and as i just posted that my computer restarted :-(


  VoG II 22:58 30 Jun 2003


  woodchip 23:03 30 Jun 2003

Go into msconfig and disable all except Explorer and System tray to see if it will close down. If it does enable one item at a time until it stop's again you will then know what the prob is

  woodchip 23:04 30 Jun 2003

Hi VoG,

  VoG II 23:06 30 Jun 2003

Hello woodchip.

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  woodchip 23:08 30 Jun 2003

Tell him where to look for msconfig in XP, While I have a look at your link

  woodchip 23:10 30 Jun 2003

Well that makes it easy, It's not gone that far then from Win9

  VoG II 23:16 30 Jun 2003

Nope, its the same:

Start, Run, enter msconfig and OK.

Dare I suggest that you try XP - it's a bit tellytubbies in appearance at first but incredibly stable (until things go wrong of course).

Sorry philadelphia for hijacking your thread to indulge in a bit of chit-chat. Just ignore the irrelevant posts.

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