I have a computer that reboots when you click the turn off icon. it will not turn off with the power button. i can work on the computer all day and than when i go to shut it down it just doesn't power off. It just reboots.
My laptop will not turn off. I have Windows XP and use Windows Live One Care. The laptop is about 3 years old. We have done a clean install recently. Then I contacted Microsoft. They could not believe that my laptop had this problem. A software engineer took control of my laptop from India and changed some settings. For awhile it would not restart. So, he concluded that the laptop had a hardware problem. But, about half hour later, I got it to restart. And, again the original problem repeated.
Maybe the problem has something to do with automatic updates. Maybe it thinks that it must complete the auto updates so it turns itself back on.
The only way that I can get it to turn off is to disconnect it from the Internet.
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Re: windows xp pro
Sounds like in the settings you have wake on Lan.
Basically when a signal goes to your computer it will automattically wake up.
It was pretty much setup for dialup that might be why it's in power settings i believe also it's in the bios setting.
hope you find this helpful
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Do you have another valid administrator account which can normally log on? If so, you can log on as the administrator to change the account you forgotten. Or,you can think about the Windows Password Reset , it is very usefull and convenient.
At last,I suggeset you to create a reset disk after reset windows password so you will not afriad forgot windows password any more.
Are you using 'Vista'? That's the first thing I thought of, since a lot of good software made for 'XP' became either incompatible, or 'manually installable' once Vista came along.
IF you already know how to install stuff using Vista's 'Compatibility Mode', kindly disregard my 'sage advice'...just trying to help here...if NOT, then follow these directions:
IF you ARE using Vista, then try this:
Uninstall it first. If you already know how, then skip on to step '3'. If not, then read on.
Go into 'Control Panel', then select 'Programs and Features', find PhotoImpact Pro, and uninstall it, either by 'right-clicking' it and choosing 'uninstall', or left-clicking it, then selecting 'uninstall' from top menu.
Now that you've uninstalled it, reboot your system (just in case...we ARE dealing with Windows, here!) Leave your 'PhotoImpact Pro' CD or DVD in the computer.
Once Windows reboots, click the 'Start' button, then find and click on 'Computer' in the right column.
Find the 'Drive Letter' your PhotoImpact disc is in (it should say, with their icon). Right-click it, then select 'Explore' from the pop-up window.
You're 'exploring' your install disc to find either a 'Setup' icon, or an 'Install' icon. When you do, Right-click it, then select 'Properties'.
See the little 'Compatibility' tab up top? Click on that, then set everything in that window the same as in the image at this link.
Once done, make sure to click 'OK', then just re-find that same exact icon and double-click it, as if you were just installing normally.
This should help you get it installed in 'Vista Compatibility Mode'.
Hope this helps! All the Amazon reviews said it's great software!
You should be able to do a SYSTEM RESTORE to a point before the XP Pro installation.
Start the machine and start tapping the F8 key until the boot menu is displayed. Use the arrow keys to highlight SAFE MODE and press enter. If you are given a menu to choose which Windows to boot into, choose the Home edition. Windows will load with the minimum drivers. Your screen display will be 640 X 480 and the icons will be large. You will eventually see a window advising you that you are in safe mode, click OK or NO. Click NO. That should open The System Restore function. Choose to restore the system to an earlier date. A calendar with be displayed. The BOLD dates are the ones that you can restore to. Choose a date that was before the date you tried to install XP Pro. Follow the prompts and the restore process will run and reboot your computer. Following the reboot, the installation will complete and Windows will open.
If you have installed a service packs or updates after the restore date you will need to install them again.
Good Luck! and please let me know how this works out for you.
try turning off the printer then reboot the PC, then turn on the printer if this doesn't work try the software may not be installed properly. Try the following:
1 Right-click the My computer icon.
For Windows XP, click Start to access the My computer icon.
2 Click Properties.
3 For Windows 98 or Windows Me, click the Device Manager tab.
For Windows 2000 or Windows XP, select the Hardware tab, and then click
the Device Manager button.
4 Look for the Other Devices category. If there are any Lexmark devices
shown here, highlight them and, then press the Delete key.
Note:The Other Devices category appears only when unknown devices
are present. Do not delete any Lexmark items unless they are
present under the Other Devices category.
5 Insert the CD, and install the software again. Do not restart the computer.
Did you reinstall windows, or install another operating system? Have you placed your windows disks in your computer recently? To add files or possibly drivers?
This is in your ROOT boot up .ini file, which shows that loading screen, also there is an option that has blocked shutting down your computer. I can help you get to shutdown, is this a laptop, is this a home computer? Did you recently place this unit in the shop. All of these answers do matter for me to give you assistance.