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Disabling auto restart in windows xp

Hi I have tried disabling the auto restart through the normal procedure but it doesn't work, I think something was turn on in the basic setup page, when it was first setup but as i am mac trained the pc is baffling me please help, every time we shutdown the computer automatically reboots, we have the manually turn it of at the button???

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  • lillondon May 12, 2008

    Thanks for the reply but as I said the normal procedure as you described doesn't work!!!
    thanks anyway


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Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.
Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.


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