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Windows xp pro

I have a computer that reboots when you click the turn off icon. it will not turn off with the power button. i can work on the computer all day and than when i go to shut it down it just doesn't power off. It just reboots.

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  • ccb37s Aug 07, 2008

    also when i turn the computer on, it tells you to click up or down for the operating system that you want to choose. it says window or windows xp pro. as far as i know the computer only has windows xp. Actally i don't know what brand it is, it is a 1800 processor w/512 ram

    thanks for your help



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Did you reinstall windows, or install another operating system? Have you placed your windows disks in your computer recently? To add files or possibly drivers?

This is in your ROOT boot up .ini file, which shows that loading screen, also there is an option that has blocked shutting down your computer. I can help you get to shutdown, is this a laptop, is this a home computer? Did you recently place this unit in the shop. All of these answers do matter for me to give you assistance.


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  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    Ok here is your fix for the bootup issues...

    Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    -or- Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.

    On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.

    Under System Startup, click Edit.

    You will see these things dont worry.

    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect


    See the line that says TIMEOUT=30

    Change this entry to TIMEOUT=0

    dont change anything else, leave everything in front, and behind it like it states.






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