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Automatically retarting when I shut down computer

When I log off of my computer and shut it down, it automatically restarts it doesn't shut off. I am running windows xp but I did insert a disk for 2000 premium like 3 times. So I don't know if it is xp professional or just xp it says

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  • Jessica17901 Jun 25, 2008

    When I actually hit shut down computer and turn off it says it is shutting down it goes thru the process of shutting down I can hear the hard drive turning off and then I hear the hard drive come back on and restart. Yes I installed windows 2000 premium. I had bought this computer at a yard sale and it had xp on it home edition. I needed word and stuff so I Installed Microsoft 2000 on it. Also I put a modem in the tower my self. The system reconginzes the modem, but also I added 128 of memory which is the same exact memory stick as the computer originally had so now I have 258 of memory, but my registry is like loaded with stuff and not sure what I need to delete because like I said I loaded 2000 like three times and then would go back and hit system restore. I tried last known good config. nothing changes. When I got the computer It shut down fine before I added the modem and the memory. Even when I loaded 2000 and for some dumb reason I hit system restore and erased my 2000 programs that I needed. I guess I was playing around with xp because I have always used microsoft 2000 professional. and the system restore button was new to me. ha ha. Anyway The computer actually says it is shutting down and then shuts down and about 3 seconds later it starts to boot up again. I don't know If I changed something within the system or not. I have no idea what I am doing. I just play around with stuff to learn. Also, when I try to hibernate the system it says it is hibernating and also reboots itself the hard drive or whatever it is that is shutting down starts back up in both instances. So what I am doing for now is just using the standby mode.

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    when i shut down my pc restart automatically , i am using widows xp

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    I Have same problem, i am try to Windows Xp is Reinstall.

    But Problem has not solved.

  • gdfgdfgd Apr 27, 2009

    Can anyone come up with an answer to this DAM problem as I have just removed my Modem as I am running broadband and don't need it and now I find that my computer restarts on ever shut down, are computers dum or something as I asked it to shut down not restart sometimes I wonder if computers have a mind of there own?????????

  • mdbcomm May 11, 2010

    disk for 2000 premium? Do you mean you installed Windows 2000 over XP? That won't solve anything. XP is good. What I want to contribute is that my wife's computer has the same restart from standby problem; will never stay in standby. Mine comes out of standby if it senses mouse movement or bump. Disregarding modem: a google search turned up a whole bunch of answers to this problem, relating to Roxio. I have Roxio and so does wife. Other indications I've had on the computer that are more definitely pointing to Roxio makes me suspect that so I will look for a more stable SW to do the same stuff.

  • Dung Nguyen May 11, 2010

    check your bios.

    Disk 2000 ??? huh ?? never heard of it.

    Might be easier if you just reinstall OS


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All "crapdows" versions have the same function.

From the Start button, select menu/programs/accessories/system tools/system information, then click on the tools menu and select system configuration utility.

When the program opens, you'll see an advanced button on the bottom right corner. Press it.

Make sure you have disabled fast shutdown (CHECKED). Press OK/OK. If it prompts for restart, don't do it, you dont need to. Press cancel on that screen and then shutdown like you would normally.

Answer I have found I think the answer to that question, although I haven't had the time to test it since it is on a friends computer using xp pro. but you can if you like. go to the bios and check your modem if you are on a phone line and disable the auto start feature...You may find it only restarts when a call comes in...

Answer The bios settings turn the computer on automatically. I actually have mine set to turn on automatically in the morning before I get out of bed so it's already on when I get up.

Watch what you see on your screen as you boot up the computer and do whatever it tells you to do to boot up in bios (typically by hitting the F2 or Del key). Once in bios, go to the power section. In the power setting you should see something pertaining to the modem. If you do NOT want it to power up automatically, choose the Disable option.

If you DO want to power it up automatically, it will also ask for a time (day of month, hour, minute). If you set the day as 1, for example, it will power up on the 1st of the month at the time that is set. If you set the day of the month to zero (0), it will power up every day at that time.

Answer try turning off the hibernation feature that can be found through control panel->display->screensaver tab->power->hibernate and then turn off the hibernation feature

Answer Open your registry: and find the key PowerdownAfterShutdown and set it to "1" to power off the computer at shutdown, or "0" to reboot. Here is the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon If you don find it, create it(REG_SZ (String Value)) restart windows

Answer-- All are very good answers. How are you shutting down your computer? Do you go to start shut down and then press ok or do you hit alt + f4? First I would check to see if my pc was set on restart in the shutdown window just before you click ok. If it is change it to say shutdown. Then I would try some of the other answers but they take a good knowledge about computers if you mess up. Hope it helps.

Answer If you leave it plugged into the internet and it has viruses it will switch on automatically.

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2000 Is Windows 2000. Why did you put that disk in? Did you start loading Windows 2000 or XP Pro, XP-Home?

It sounds like your switch is wired to the reset jumper on the motherboard or you are hitting reset.

Tell me what the computer screen has on it before it shuts down please.
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