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Its about my Laptop Restarting instead of Shutting Down Normally

Whenever I press the "Shutdown" button, it does seem that it shutsdown normally, but after the screen turns black, and the lights on the buttons turn off, after 5 secs, they turn on again and its like I pressed the "Restart" button instead of the "Shutdown" button.

I'm guessing that this is caused by a virus but, if it is not, I hope I can get help from the people here.

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  • kyleinton May 25, 2009

    Yes it is vista, home premium. and it isnt an acer laptop, it's a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.

  • Rahul Panicker May 11, 2010

    Is it a acer laptop?

    what is the os . Is it Vista?

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That is not the virus problem. If it is driver problem it want to your computer properly down. So you would to try that are you properly shutdown any time? If it will not workig after our repairing, you would take off your laptop to the computer repairer shop.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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Here's how to create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop


Instead of going to the start menu, choosing shutdown, then waiting for the computer to shut all the programs down, you can create a shortcut on the desktop to do it quickly. You can create a shutdown, restart, or a logoff icon on your desktop which will work a lot quicker than using the usual buttons in the start menu.
Here's how to create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop

1. Go to your blank desktop
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3. Choose New from the menu
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Different combination you can type in when creating a shortcut to shutdown, restart, or logoff.


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shutdown.exe -r
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This is my favorite code. It will shutdown in 15 seconds and have a message in the box saying "Goodbye you idiot"
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Notes:

* to stop the computer from shutting down type shutdown /a into the run box located in the start menu..
* -f will force everything to close immediately without asking to save anything.

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