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Windows Vista will Shutdown but will restart in immediately

I am having problems shutting down my laptop. I have a Toshiba Satellite. It will shutdown but will restart almost immediately. Nothing I have tried has help. I have even taken the computer back to factory defaults and still the same problem continues to happen.

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  • tweetlips Jul 02, 2008

    I tried that. The same problem is still occurring.

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    I have the same problem, after installing vista service pack 1. Before installing this update I had never problems, after installing the update there was only one option to get out: format c and reinstall vista.

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    so... i have also a toshiba satellite
    then, this is a hardware probleme
    I use this laptop starting with october 2nd, with a vista home already installed

    the problem occured since yesterday
    i can not identify the reason why this did' happen during the first 2 months

    this is really a stresfull issue
    any solutions???



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You can create a shutdown icon on your desktop that might resolve your issue.

  1. Right-click on the desktop, choose New and then Shortcut.Windows Vista will Shutdown but will restart in im - 4ffc395.jpg
  2. In the shortcut location box, enter
    • Shutdown.exe -s -t 00
  3. When you've clicked 'Next...', you'll be asked to name the shortcut. Probably best to name it 'Shutdown'
  4. After you click 'Finish' you should now have a new icon that you can double-click to shutdown your computer.
Hope this helps! : )

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

The only solution I have found is to unplug the computer before I 'shutdown'. I know it sounds crazy but as long as the computer is plugged in it will restart. Not sure why it works but it works.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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I had the same problem with my toshiba satellite, but it came after installing vista update to service pack 1. Before I installed the update I never had problems, but after installing the sp1 update there was only one solution: format c and re-istall vista.
since that moment I ignore the sp1 update.

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