Re: Damned pc won't switch off!?
- From: "John Smith" <OrmesbyJohn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 16:26:45 +0100
"Gaz" <gazter@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:-------------
"John Smith" <OrmesbyJohn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
Anyone advise on this one please...today the pc has started toYou probably have XP set to reboot after a fatal software error. So
play up...viz when I switch it off in the normal way...click
Start/Turn off computer, it goes through the usual
routine...Windows is Logging Off...Windows is shutting
down...then at the point of clicking off it seems to do a double
click and starts up again!
So at the mo to turn off I'm switching off at the PSU.
a crash during shutdown causes a restart.
Change your settings to these:
My Computer - RtClk- Properties
Startup and Recovery - Settings button
untick Automatically restart
tick Write an event to the system log
untick Send an admin alert
Write debugging info - select none
You should now get a BSOD when the error occurs and hence maybe
useful info on what's going wrong. Also check your system log after
rebooting to see what - if anything - has been reported.
As the last person said.... Possibly the cause is a piece of
software/service that wont stop allowing windows to close down. Programs
such as Norton Internet Security and Mcafee have a reputation for causing
shut down problems.....
That's great, Thanks. In fact I had just installed Windows Defender...maybe
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