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Computer restarts on shutdown

Every time I try to shutdown the dell dimension 8400 restarts. I have reinstalled windows XP PRO SP2, also have checked cmos settings and still have the problem. can you give me some suggestions please.

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  • dattatray_wa Jan 06, 2009

    im suffering from pc restarting when shutdown plz help me

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Have you checked that acpi is enabled in the bios and also look in control panel, then power options and check the shutdown options are correct and not set at restart.

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