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My PC won't shut down, standby or hibernate

It's running XP home, make is Systemax, RAM 512 max, amd 1Gz and yes very old but is a good second PC for the home.

When I shut it down it restarts and never goes into power saving modes. Although the monitor does.

I've tried going through Windows fixes, to many to count. Can you tell me if there's a patch or a software program that can help with this problem?

Thanks, Harry

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Try the following

Control Panel -> System -> Advance Tab -> Settings under Startup and Recovery. Unselect Automatically Restart. Click Ok twice. Try to shutdown your pc and look for any error code.

Let me know if any error is displayed

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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