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Toshiba a20 shutdown issue

When I go to start and choose shut down, the computer will shut down wait 5 seconds and then restart again. I have to push the power button to shut it off completely. I have looked in bios, but see nothing obvious. Any ideas on what this is anyone?
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  • reldon Dec 28, 2007

    followed the M/S solution to no avail. First shut down stopped at the blue error screen, then went back to the reboot.

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Check this out from microsoft

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320299

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Where is the reset button on the kindle fire?


According to eHow.com: " E-Reader Soft Reset
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  • 2 Choose "Menu" again from within the Settings menu. This displays a different menu than before.
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  • 1 Charge your Kindle e-reader before performing a hard reset. Charging helps ensure your problem isn't related to the device having a low battery.
  • 2 Hold down the Power button for 20 seconds. The screen will change after a few seconds, but continue holding the power button for the full 20 seconds before releasing.
  • 3 Wait while your Kindle restarts.
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  • 1 Press your Kindle's Menu button. Select "Settings" from the menu.
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  • 3 Select "Yes" in the confirmation window after reading the warning. Wait while your Kindle restarts and restores.
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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
2. Right click on a blank space and a menu will appear
3. Choose New from the menu
4. Then choose Shortcut
5. Where it says type the location of the item type in shutdown.exe -s
6. Then press next
7. Now enter a name for your icon. Mine is called SHUTDOWN NOW
8. Press next
9. The Shutdown shortcut will be on your desktop

Different combination you can type in when creating a shortcut to shutdown, restart, or logoff.


Shutdown.exe -s

Shutsdown your computer in 30 seconds and will close all programs and ask you to save all work.

shutdown.exe -r
Restarts your computer in 30 seconds.


shutdown.exe -l
This one will logoff your computer back to the welcome screen where you will need to login again.

shutdown.exe -s -t 1
Shutsdown your computer in one second. the -t 1 tells it how long to wait. (one second in this case) You can put -t 10 or even -t 1120.

shutdown.exe -s -t 15 -c "Goodbye you idiot"
This is my favorite code. It will shutdown in 15 seconds and have a message in the box saying "Goodbye you idiot"
The -c "bla bla bla" stands for a comment.

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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Cursor frozen


(1) You can try ctrl-alt-del buttons on keyboard press all @ same time select (use arrow keys) to move to restart press enter on keyboard or (2) hold power button for 6 seconds it will shut down then wait 3 seconds push start button as normal should re-boot
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Frozen cursor


(1) You can try ctrl-alt-del buttons on keyboard press all @ same time select (use arrow keys) to move to restart press enter on keyboard or (2) hold power button for 6 seconds it will shut down then wait 3 seconds push start button as normal should re-boot
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1. It means the normal shutdown process is not working!

2. Try to press the "Power" button continuously untill the system shuts down!

3. Restart the system.

4. Press F8 key to get the advanced booting options.

5. Select the last option "Last Known Best Configuration"!

if it don't helps tell me...tc! :)

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