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
Re: Automatically retarting when I shut down computer
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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.
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...
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
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.
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
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:
If you don find it, create it(REG_SZ (String Value)) restart windows
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.
If you leave it plugged into the internet and it has viruses it will switch on automatically.
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Some cpu cooling fan especially on laptop are basically have sensor. There is a certain temperature in order to make the cooling fan activate, when if it's cool then the cooling fan turn off automatically. Same with the air condition thermostat. Good day.....
Other way is to buy a usb cooling pad that fit the size of your laptop. If keeps cool your laptop though and i tried that already and it's effective to cool down the temperature.
check all power leads from motherboard to hard drive and all of your cd/dvd drives make sure the connections are good and not faulty and there is no dust built up on them another possible reason could be a memory dump you might be running to many programs at the one time placing to much strain on the CPU also you might not have enough RAM random access memory to check what is running when your computer is running scroll to the bottom toolbar right click select task manager applications and processes if you see something you dont need running select end now to check how much ram you have click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all of your computers detailsanother way to check how much RAM you have click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation all of your computers imformation will be theretry uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart don't do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any imput may damage your computer then defragment your hard drive another way of running chkdsk click start control panel administrive tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start place a tick two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start should schedule this task when restart do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer then defragment your hard drive
It is overheating. It may be a few things, check the vents and make sure they are not blocked by anything (sometimes dust can block them as well). Also listen and feel at the vents to make sure you fell air blowing out (if not the fans may have died out).
The fact that it shut down means it is trying to save the components before they burn out. You should be able to turn it back on once it cools down enough. You can also use a fan to blow air through the vents to speed the process. If it continues to shut down, it will burn out eventually if not repaired. You can get by for a while by using a fan base (you sit the laptop on it and it has fans blowing air on it to keep it cool). You can purchase this at any bestbuy or staples.
Sounds like you may have multiple problems. Is this electric fan a part of the computer or an external fan you point at it? Without being able to examine the computer personally i would reccomend backing up your files to an external hardrive and try reinstalling your operating system. If that does not fix your logon problem then the cpu could have possibly overheated and damaged itself due to insufficient cooling. At that point you need a whole new processor and/or motherboard. Feel free to post any further specifications or results and i will try to help the best i can.
Restart the computer in safe mode (Press F8 key when you restart computer and see the dell log untill you see the Advanced boot options, choose safe mode using your up and down arrow key and hit enter).
you system will load the basic windows drivers and will not connect to internet.
Please keep your system on and work with it for some time and test it. Even in this mode if your computer restarts then its definitely due to heat, else its due to application errors or driver errors.
OK, the thing is, if the fan is not rotating at all, you will need to replace it. The problem related to the computer shutting down, is the fact that the CPU overheats, and then shuts down the computer to protect the system components.
SO, if the fan actually rotates, you will need to clean the fan from all the dust particles collected on it. If the fan does not rotate at all, you will need to replace the broken fan.
If the computer detects overheating or fan failure it will shut down automatically. If you replace the fan you should be fine. Remove your old fan and try to get one that connects the same way, some of them connect directly to the heat sink, others to the motherboard.
You are probably right. It a cooling issue. it usually happens when your heatsink gets clogged with dust or the coolant fan stops running. I have installed a softare called speed fan which automatically adjusts the fan speed according to the temperature. It will atleast resolve this issue to some extent. Also you are advised to clean the interiors of your PC with a non-static brush or duster(Dont use the normal paint brushes or a dust cloth. The static electricity can damage your chips). If nothing resolves this issue then you are probably looking at a change of heatsink.