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Since instslling 8400 gs graphics card click on windows shut down it does then it reboots like you pushed the restart botton any ideas

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It sounds like your machine is suffering from what is known as a "Panic." Don't worry, it is no reason for you to panic. What seems to be happening is that when you select "Shut Down," Windows instructs the graphics card and the software that controls it (called a "driver") to shut itself down. In the event that the graphics card fails or the "drivers" that control it fail, Windows crashes and the only way it knows to deal with that is to restart the machine. It is coincidence that whatever is causing this crash is a result of the shutdown procedure.

Here are some steps you can take to fix it:
Update your graphics drivers: Windows XP
32bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7
64bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7
If you don't know 32bit or 64bit, you are probably using 32bit

If that doesn't fix it then it is likely a problem with the card itself.

  • Try removing and reinserting the card. Make sure that the connector is seated completely.
  • Make sure that there is little or no dust in the fan. Heat can cause many issued in computer components. Use a can of compressed air to clean it out.
  • If all else fails, try to return the graphics card to your retailer if it has been under 30-days and you have a receipt. You may also attempt to contact PNY and see if it is eligible for warranty replacement through them.
If you cannot get a replacement through your retailer or PNY, see if you have a friend or co-worker that can loan you a graphics card temporarily. We are going to confirm a hardware issue before I instruct you to commit to purchasing a new graphics card.
  • Remove your graphics card
  • Install the borrowed graphics card
  • Restart your computer and then replicate the cause for the problem (selecting "Shut Down")
  • If the symptom remains (it reboots instead of shutting down), then the graphics card hardware is not the problem.
  • If the symptom is resolved (the computer shuts down instead of restarting), then your graphics card is faulty and needs to be replaced.

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