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Can't shut down

  Strawballs 00:48 16 Mar 2005

I have recently rebuilt using barebones now when I try shutting down through the normal routine it just restarts have to press button at the right time, am running XP Pro SP2

  hugh-265156 01:33 16 Mar 2005

try clicking 'start/control panel/system/advanced/start up and recovery/settings' and untick 'automatically restart' now instrad of a restart you should see an error displayed instead. what is it please? or look it up by typing it into the search box click here

if that doesnt help try working your way through this to find out the problem maybe click here

  Strawballs 23:19 16 Mar 2005

Will try and get back

  Strawballs 23:58 16 Mar 2005

Tried what huggyg71 suggested but still the same and no error mesage to post

  Strawballs 01:21 18 Mar 2005

Any other suggestions

  Strawballs 13:04 18 Mar 2005


  hugh-265156 23:47 18 Mar 2005

start the computer up in safe mode (keep tapping F8 when you switch on and select it from the list)

once in safe mode click start/turn off and see it it shuts down......maybe.

if it shuts down ok when in safe mode then this i think should let you know if its driver or software related maybe.

sorry guessing here.

  hugh-265156 23:52 18 Mar 2005

sorry i just re read your first posting again. what do you mean by "have to press button at the right time" please?

  Strawballs 00:20 19 Mar 2005

What I mean about press the button is the power button after windows has shut down and just before it starts up again

  hugh-265156 00:27 19 Mar 2005

very strange. try shutting down from within safe mode as i suggested maybe just to see what happens.

it could be a dodgy power suppily maybe but i would try the above safe mode and shutdown first. still just guessing sorry.

  Strawballs 00:40 19 Mar 2005

Tried the shutting down in safe mode and got the "it is now safe to turn off your computer" am still reading through stalion's link

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