xp keeps restarting

  stevedunham 22:20 16 Oct 2004

I have just upgraded from Win me to Xp home with sp2.
I can't turn the machine off, xp keeps rebooting when I try to shut down. The only way out is to cut the power at the power switch as it reboots

Any suggestions?

  Eastender 22:54 16 Oct 2004

Have you had a look at the Power Options in Control Panel?

  stevedunham 23:36 16 Oct 2004

I have.
It is set as Home/Office desk
Advanced power management is enabled
hibernate is enabled
but it still reboots on shut down

  VoG II 23:40 16 Oct 2004
  alan227 23:45 16 Oct 2004

Settings / Control Panel / System / Advanced / Startup and Recovery / Settings. Make sure the box is UNCHECKED where it says "Automatically Restart" under System Failure."

Also look in the event viewer see if any big warnings or errors are there

  stevedunham 00:05 17 Oct 2004

Thats not quite the problem, mine only reboots when I try a normal shut down, but thanks.

I've tried that, it was mentioned in the MS support pages, didn't work

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