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    Reboots instead of Shut-down

    I am running WIN XP Pro/Home on a (Gateway) Pentium II/350 MHz with 192 RAM. I upgraded from WIN 98SE recently. So far I have not had the problems that many others have had with WinXP. I have encounter some problems with incompatible software, but that is all. Things were running very smoothly in the beginning. No problems with start-up or shut-down. Then one day, in the process of shutting down after a long day of use, it instantly rebooted itself after logging off, saving settings, and shutting down Windows. I can only turn off the computer by shutting down the power after it has shut-down Windows (to avoid registry or scanning problems). This is quite a hassle. Anyone know what might have caused my system to "forget" how to shut-down and turn itself off? Before you ask, Yes, I am hitting the shut down button and not the restart button. This was not a problem shortly after installation. Thanks for the help in advance. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Reboots instead of Shut-down

    Try these two:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q311806>Windows XP Restarts When You Try to Shut Down Your Computer (Q311806)</A>
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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q315664>Computer Does Not Shut Down Properly if Selective Suspend Is Enabled (Q315664)</A>

    Otherwise, some modems and NIC's with a wake-up ability can prevent a shutdown.

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