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Restart instead of shutdown when WOL is enabled

Q: Restart instead of shutdown when WOL is enabled

Hi everyone,

I want to be able to boot my pc remotely so I enabled in BIOS the option "Wake on PME event" in accordance with the motherboard's instructions.

With this option enabled the pc now restarts every time I try to shut it down in Windows.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be the problem?

The PC has a PCI nic, Win 7 x86 and the motherboard is "gigabyte g31m-s2l".

Thank you!

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I just rebuilt my game pc and ever since I installed windows 7 64bit anytime I hit restart it says windows is shutting down, the screen goes black and stays black. I have to press the power button to force a shut down and then restart it. BUT, if I shut down windows with the shut down button the pc powers off normally and hitting the power button makes it boot just fine. So everything works perfect, except when I try to use the restart button on windows it hangs after it says shutting down windows.

I have every update available from windows update installed already, disc has service pack 1 on it already.

I am running windows 7 64 bit pro installed. (I did a clean install, no upgrades)

My hardware in it is...... (everything has the current drivers installed)

Gigabyte z170xp-sli motherboard that has the current bios installed.

Intel core i7 6700k 4.0ghz cpu.

Crucial mx300 SSD hard drive.

Evga gtx 1070 video card.

Sound blaster z sound card.

16gb corsair ddr4 ram.

Corsair 650 watt PSU.

27 inch samsung monitor connected via hdmi.

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New laptop lenovo ideapad from january i run a lot of programs for engineering on it works great. But it seems after a while online listening to music and browsing flash/shockwave whatever begins to crash if i exit out of chrome i cannot re open but i can open ie. running mcafee enterprise and antivius and have a malware detection program i've had similar setups in the past and never had much of a problem or at least anything i couldn't handle myself. so when i go to restart after these problems it sits at the shutdown screen and the swirl timer keeps swirling until i get pissed and force shutdown holding the button. is this a problem with win 7 os or is there something still running in the backround that i can't seem to find?

A:windows 7 restart or shutdown stays at shutdown screen

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Just as a test, uninstall McAfee antivirus tool and install MSE.

You might also try shutting down after a clean start:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hello everyone! Yesterday after restart windows 7 it self has changed the background to default ASUS wallpaper. And as bonus i got taskbar with enabled option "auto-hide the taskbar". When I change everything back to normal, all seems to be alright, but, unfortunately, after the next restart it is like before..
ASUS X5DIJ, Win7 Home Premium 64bit

I hope you guys can help me to solve this problem, because it really starts annoying me.


A:After restart enabled auto-hide taskbar

Disable all the startups (not the AV program though) and reboot and see whether that's better. If yes, you have to scout for the startup that does that.

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I recently updated a Dell Alienware Aurora-R3, i7 2600.

with a new Seagate 500GB Barracuda SSD SATA III 6Gb/s Internal SSD Drive (STGS500401), along with a new copy of Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Ever since the update I can not reboot or restart the computer using the restart button. I must always use the shut down button to restart the system.

Any ideas please,


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I am trying to enable the Security Option "Shutdown:Clear virtual memory pagefile", but all I get is the dreaded BSOD on shutdown. I have tried reboot as well. Anyone have any ideas? The system shuts down normaly otherwise. No other system issues are apparent.

A:BSOD on shutdown: Clear pagefile enabled

"I have tried reboot as well. " What does this mean?

What error message on the Blue Screen shutdown?

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my aunt has me looking into what's wrong with her dell laptop...she did a factory restore and ever since it will shutdown about 30 seconds or a minute into windows...I've since done another restore, tried newer drivers, etc...I've been able to figure out that any type of networking, whether it's wireless, ethernet or even usb adapter causes the system to shutdown and reboot...sometimes with a BSOD, sometimes without...otherwise, it passes all diagnostic checks on the dell cd and runs fine with the wireless disabled and no ethernet, even plays blu rays, and the other curious thing is that it runs fine under the knoppix live dvd I have...both wireless and ethernet work fine, i'm stumped...it seems to be a possible system driver that might be corrupted even in the restore, something that deals with all forms of networking, the system specs are as follows:

? OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM
? 2 year old system
? OS recently factory restored

? CPU - i7-2630QM 2.0 GHz
? Video Card - NVidia GeForce GT 555M
? MotherBoard - 0XN71K Sandy Bridge Chipset, hm67

? System Manufacturer - Dell
? Exact model number - XPS702X

I've attached my BSOD and perfmon files....any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks :)

A:[SOLVED] constant shutdown with NIC/wireless enabled

Hi -

The 1st problem to tackle is Windows 7 Service Pack 1. You are running Windows 7 build 6.1.7600 (SP1 = build 6.1.7601)

I believe that your 2010 version of McAfee (firewall in particular) is interfering with SP1 installation.

These are the McAfee drivers; the last 2 in RED are the drivers named in the BSOD dumps -- update them as well:

mfeapfk.sys Wed Oct 6 15:56:26 2010 (4CACD46A)
mfeavfk.sys Wed Oct 6 15:56:49 2010 (4CACD481)
mfefirek.sys Wed Oct 6 15:59:47 2010 (4CACD533)
mfehidk.sys Wed Oct 6 15:55:49 2010 (4CACD445)
mfenlfk.sys Wed Oct 6 15:56:13 2010 (4CACD45D)
mfewfpk.sys Wed Oct 6 15:56:04 2010 (4CACD454)
nusb3hub.sys Thu Feb 10 00:52:32 2011 (4D537D20)
nusb3xhc.sys Thu Feb 10 00:52:33 2011 (4D537D21)


Remove McAfee using removal tool - http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN146

Reboot upon completion. Instal... Read more

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Ciao,I have this problem with my ThinkPad X220 since I upgraded it from XP to Windows 7.If I switch off the wireless radio switch on the left, it works instantly and disables all radios (as expected). But in order to have the radios work again I can't just turn the switch back on. It never works. I have to restart Windows and then it works.Is there anything I can do to not restart Windows?Thanks 

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I'm new to this forum and I hope I post things right! I have a problem with my notebook running Windows 8.1 x64. Since using this piece of **** software iobit driver booster, something went wrong. Im getting a BSOD, when I turn off my nb (even in hibernate mode), but only if fastboot is activated under energy options, if its deactivated its shutting down the normal way without BSOD. That would be okay, but the battery of the notebook is dead so I leave it often in hibernate state so I can unplug the powersupply and take it with me.
I already removed nearly every driver and installed a new one using safe mode, but I keep getting this error.
As of BlueScreenViewer, ntoskrnl.exe is causing the BSOD, but I think it has an other origin. I hope someone can help me, and sry for my english!

I also used sfc /scannow (nothing found) and dism restorehealth (Everytime I run it says something has been repaired but I ran that about 20 times so I think it hangs up anywhere).

This is what the BSOD says:
00000000`00000003, ffffe001`21e67e50, fffff800`ef649aa0, ffffe001`26e41010

I really dont want to reinstall win because of this. I souldnt have used this *incredible* software..

A:BSOD 0x9F on shutdown (fast startup enabled)

Hi huabersepp & welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes -
A driver has failed to complete a power IRP within a specific time.

Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: ffffe00121e67e50, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff800ef649aa0, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: ffffe00126e41010, The blocked IRP

Let's check the 4th parameter highlighted in red -

0: kd> !irp ffffe00126e41010
Irp is active with 3 stacks 2 is current (= 0xffffe00126e41128)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000
Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 e1 ffffe001243d8050 00000000 fffff800edff9b3c-ffffe0012380ca40 Success Error Cancel pending
\Driver\RasSstp nt!PopSystemIrpCompletion
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-ffffe0012380ca40
Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

So, the driver which caused this crash is the Rassstp.sys which is the RRAS Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Miniport Driver. It is strongly advised not to use the software like Driver Booster (Not so incredible, now ... Read more

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Dear Forum Users,

I have two HDs in my system:

1. WD Caviar Blue 500GB (OS Drive)
2. WD Caviar Green 1TB

I've read that enabling write-caching may speed up drive performance. I checked on my 1TB drive, it was already enabled. On my 500GB drive though it was disabled.

So I then decided to enable write-caching on my 500GB drive. I proceeded to do so without any apparent problems. However after doing a system restart I saw that it went back to being disabled again.

I've tried this several times already, same thing each time!

Enable write caching restart write caching disabled again.

Does anyone have an idea why this is happening? How to fix this?



A:Disk Write Caching won't stay Enabled after System Restart

Does no one have any Idea?? =\

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hi somethin happened to my laptop and now i cant reastart or shut it down, i always have to do it by holding the button for 5 seconds. i've scanned it but no viruses, did a disk defrag doesnt help, did a memory check everythins fine. i dont know what to do. any suggestions? thanks! btw i have vista home and i tried shutting it down with the CMD, but it still doesnt do anythin.

A:cant restart or shutdown

hi player123,

do you mean you clicked on shutdown or restart but nothing happens? does it hang or something?

btw, what laptop is this?

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when i tell my computer to shut down for some reason it restarts it self aagin ????????????

Anyone know y??
Thanks ipatriot


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I read the other posts about motherboard temps. My PC has just started shutting itself down, then restarting on its own. I checked the back of the PC for dust build up and the top fan holes (power supply) were almost plugged completely. I gave it an external cleaning but did not open the case yet.

When it shut down, I got under my desk to check if the fan was actually blowing or not. It was blowing, but while I was down there, I heard A fan labor for a second, then go back to normal speed. Does the power supply have a seperate fan, or is it part of the whole unit, or is this my problem at all? I checked to make sure the power cord was fully conected.

Better run before this thing shuts off. Also, this happens anytime whether the PC is warm of cold.

HP XP Home SP1, 512 RAM AMD processor


A:Pc Shutdown/restart

If it is not under warranty clean the inside with a can of air or a pure bristle small brush

The power supply comes with a fan attached...when you open the case start your PC and make sure all the fans are running...then shutdown the PC and unplug it before you clean it.

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I found a solution to this problem at least for p5Q deluxe motherboard and since it took me weeks to figure it out after countless hours on the web and event viewer I thought I might try and save some other people a lot of headaches and post what worked here. First what didn't work updating drivers, updating the bios and finally a clean reinstall of Windows. What did work? Clearing CMOS RTC RAM on the motherboard which basically sets the bios back to the original minus the glitch. Then updating the bios to the most recent Bios update I finally came across this on the ASUS forums. I can't believe I did all the above before I tried this but there you are live and learn. Hope this helps others a whole lot of unnecessary reinstalls.

A:Restart on Shutdown

Thank you very much for posting, and welcome to the Vista Forums! I am sure that this will help the desperate Google Searcher!


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Hey, can anyone help? I received my new computer yesterday but there is one problem. Whenever i shutdown or restart the computer it freezes on the Windows is shutting down screen. Its either very slow or just wont do anything. Please Help! Its Windows XP btw

A:Shutdown and Restart

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How is everyone shutting down or restarting. The only way I see is to log off then shut down from there, am I missing something. I've had to add them to the desktop context menu because I cant find them lol



Hover to left bottom corner to open the Start menu. Press Settings and it will open an panel at the right side. From here you can shutdown/restart/sleep.

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Good day Guys,

I am having a problem with my pc,

I installed Windows 7 pro. ""installed it on 5 pcs it works on the 4. fine" but this pc restart when i click on shut down. so I change it to XP pro."REFORMAT". it just the same. It restarts when i shut it down.

I just change its properties by unchecking the AUTOMATICALLY RESTARTS. it does not make sense.

I try to change the registy autoreboot. but I cant find the AUTOREBOOT under CONTROl. so i cant do changes in the registry.

here are the specs of the pc.
Pentium Dual Core E5300
ECS G41T-R3 motherboard
1 gbDDR3 memory
500 gb sata hard disk
OS. windows XP pro service pack 3.
any help.

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I'm putting this in the hardware section because I am satisfied this is an OS-independent problem. It happed on a dual-boot Windows 98 & 2000 and after replacing the hard disk and installing everything fresh, it is behaving the same again.

It will not do a shutdown, only a restart, in both 98 and 2K. I have checked the BIOS Setup and can't find anything in there that would seem related. This problem started about a month or so ago after a year or more of doing a shutdown as it should.

Board is P4 Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G rev. 3

A:Restart only--will not do a Shutdown

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how do you restart/shutdown windows 8


Here you go:
Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8

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Hi all !

English is not my native language but I hope that you ll understand me.

Couple of days ago XP Pro started to act weird, when I click on shutdown everything goes fine, machine start shutdown sequence, monitor goes off and disks loose power and start to slowing but after a second machine boot again by herself.

Its important to say that couple of days ago everyting used to work fine and that problem occured from the day when I connected new hard disk (for backup) to perform format and partitioning. From then doesnt matter is that disk connected or not (mobile rack) machine wont shutdown.

Its a fresh XP installation (maybe 5 days old), upgraded to SP1 - and used to work fine for a couple of days (used to work fine with previous installation of XP SP1 for a year or two but since I had had disk crash I had to buy a new disk and install XP again).

Until today I used to try standby and hibernate - same thing occured, when computer goes to standby or hibernate immidiately boots again. Checked drivers and disable feature to wake machine in every driver where I ve found that possibility.
Imported registry couple of days old (when machine used to work fine) but that didnt solve the problem. Used to try to change ACPI settings in BIOS but that didnt show improvements (if I disable them XP wont boot at all). Checked microsoft knowledge base and found that computers with Easy CD creator have same problem but problem is that I use Nero not Easy CD Creator.

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A:restart instead of shutdown

Ive forgot, also used to reinstall motherboard drivers (Leadtek nforce 2) but that didnt solve the problem either.

System restore is off (bad habits from previous versions of windows) - I can t rely on that.

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When I restart or shutdown, it goes through the motions of shutting down, taking it's sweet time, but then goes to a black screen with the arrow curser visable. I have to power down with the off button. This strated after a virus was obtained. I eliminated the virus with spysweeper, but the problem still remains. I don't know if this will help you trouble shoot this problem, but ctrl alt del will not bring up windows security instead of task manager. Hmmm...any ideas?

A:I can't shutdown or restart

well you might still be infected. i would post over at this link http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/
and follow these steps first before posting. http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

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SInce I recently flashed an updated BIOS to my cmos, I have been unable to shutdown the PC without it restarting. Any ideas?, I have run out and am very tempted to go back to my backed up BIOS. I am in touch with esupport but they are slow in coming up with a resolution.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name BLUESKIES
User Name Gwilym

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1245 MHz (12.5 x 100)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset SiS 735
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (05/12/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter MOBILITY/RADEON 9200/9250 (128 MB)
Video Adapter MOBILITY/RADEON 92... Read more


Hello Slider6542, welcome back!

Do you have a copy of the old BIOS? When you flashed the new BIOS, did all go right, or were there issues doing so? Did you reset CMOS after you flashed the BIOS?

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Hey everybody, my 7048 x64 bit stays on "Shutting Down" screen with the cursor showing "loading". No matter if Ipush Restart or Shutdown stays there forever.

My Setup:

Asus Striker II Formula
Inter QX6600 Quad
Mushkin 4gb 8000
Gforce 8800GT

Two M-audio Delta 1010 " Thnx for the drivers, got them from here"

By the way speedstep and C1E are disabled in bios to keep stable clock on my MUSIC XP setup. thnx.

A:No Restart, or Shutdown

Hi there, can you look at this value in the registery?

waittokill timeout

You can access it if you are the admin by running cmd then regedit

Open up HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control

the value should be in there and under "Data" it should say 12000

If not let me know.

Don't edit or mess around in there... you could kill the OS and need to format.

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have an abit kd7 andd xp 2400 was shutting down properly. now,goes through shutdown but restarts. will shutdown properly in safe mode.

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Yes, I know this is a common problem, and yes I have run into it before... But, having tried everything I can discover on my own, I again cannot shutdown my computer without waiting for the re-boot and stomping the OFF button to stop it.

Last time I had this issue, I was reffered to Panda to do an online scan -- and the problem went away. I recently had a video card failure, replaced the card, and voila', S old S. I have scanned with several apps (including online Panda, again), found some stuff and got rid of it, but no help.

I do NOT have any Roxio on this machine; I have changed settings in power management; I have even installed "shutdown.exe" software... this machine will not shutdown.

Panda log attached.

xp pro sp2

A:restart instead of shutdown

I want to clarify that the machine AND Windows go all the way through shutdown AND powerdown -- and then the machine re-boots unless I catch it and hold the button down.


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Well my computer will not shutdown or restart just from clicking the button, it comes up with end now for many programs and then will eventually shutdown or restart it has only recently started doing this and its pretty irritating so if anyone knows any possible solutions I would be very grateful.

A:Restart and Shutdown

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I have the same problem. My laptop xp restart when i shut down each time.

What i did was


And rename it to another name

I solve it instantly, no restarting anymore when i shut down.

CDRALW2K.SYS. Correspondent Larry Blumette identified the CDRALW2K.SYS file (version as the Roxio file causing his shutdown problems and error conditions. When he deleted or renamed this one file, his problems went away. (Of course, you lose your CD functionality that way, too.)

Source: http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

A:Restart instead of shutdown

3rd Attempt (Success!!)

Problem recognized: Wake on LAN

Right click "My Computer"
Select "Properties"
Go to "Hardware Device"
Click "Device Manager"
Select "Network Adapters"
Select "Marvell Yukon .....PCI-Fast Ethernet Controller--> right click ---properties--->power management-->deselect "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"--->Go to "Advanced" tab--->put value off for "Wake from shut down" --->value none for "Wake up capabilities"
press OK

If this doesn't work then check your BIOS

Restart ---> press F2---> go to "Main" tab --->Network boot [Disable] --- Save

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Hey i dont know why , but my comp started to shut-down or Restart by itself, and i dont added new hardware or something else.

Scanded with differents Antivirus,,Registry Repairs but still with the problem.

Maybe a problem with the Board,Bios,Hardware, or just Windows fuc*up...

BIOS Date: 05/11/00
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 05/11/2000-VP3-586B-8669-2A5LES2BC
OEM Sign-On: 5EMA+ Family-1EA1
Chipset: VIA 82C597 rev 4
Superio: SMC 669 rev 3 found at port 3F0h
OS: Win2000 SP4
CPU: PENTIUM-MMX 233 Mhz MAX: 266 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 128K
Memory Installed: 256 MB
Memory Maximum: 512 MB
Memory Slot 01: 64 MB
Memory Slot 02: 64 MB
Memory Slot 03: 64 MB
Memory Slot 04: 0 MB
Memory Slot 05: 64 MB
Memory Slot 06: 0 MB

A:Shutdown or Restart By itself !!!

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Running WIN XP Pro...
When I shutdown the machine goes through shutdown process and then immediately restarts...
I have to hold power button down at the "right" moment to get power off...
I've looked all the suspect places but can't see an issue...
Event log has been initiated for Shutdown and I don't see any errors reported...
Any suggestions welcomed...
thanks in advance

A:Shutdown immediate Restart

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go and post the result.
Download Autoruns and Autorunsc
Unzip it to your desktop and then double click autoruns.exe After the scan is finished then click on File>>>>>>>>>>>Save The default name will be autoruns.arn make sure to save it as Autoruns.txt under the file type option. in other words make sure it is a .txt file instead of .arn Attach the text in your next reply.

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Im just having one problem with win 10
The restart shuts down my computer and I don't have this problem on linux mint
can someone point me to a solution.
I have tried to turn off hibernation and it seemed to be working for a little while ,but now it just shuts down in a sleep, and the fans are running,having to push the reset button.

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My computer will not shutdown or restart unless I manually push the button(s) on the tower... Regardless of whether it's running in Safe mode, or even on a clean boot it will just hang after it tells me it's shutting down.


A:Can't shutdown/restart normally.

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I am running XP on an EMachine computer and was working on it last night and it ran fine. This morning I went to turn it on and it tried to start up (I could hear the fans and power supply turn on) but right before it got to the point of where the blue welcome screen shows, it automatically shutdown. What could cause this and how would I go about fixing it.

A:Help! XP Shutdown and Won't Restart

Try pulling the memory out and putting it back in. Of putting different memory in.

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I've searched this problem everywhere. But, nothing ever fits my exact problem.

So, my gateway desktop (FX6840) seems to (after being on for a while) restart even though I hit the shutdown button, and the shutdown seemed spotless. But, after it comes back up and I shut it down using the same button, it shutdowns the exact same way, but doesn't restart. Odd, I know.

No errors, nothing to build from. So I figured this question would be best answered from experience rather than a problem solving technique, since I would have no idea where to start from.

Windows 7 (up to date)
Intel Core i7 processor
8GB of RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5750

Gladly will post any other information if needed. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Restart after shutdown

Check the Wake-on-LAN and similar settings in the BIOS.

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When I shutdown my computer, it actually only restarts it. What is going on here? (Note: Restarting my computer by pressing the actual restart button is still restarting the computer)


A restart on power shutdown indicates that a serious error is occuring in the shutdown process.

Disable the auto restart and you should see a blue screen error. Write it down and post it back here for help on fixing it.

Usually its software related.

Control Panel - System - Advanced - Startup and Recovery/Settings - untick "Automatically restart"

You will need to hold the power switch in for 5 seconds to power down at the blue screen.

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This is a weird one...
How It Started?
This is since I got some adware silliness about 2 weeks ago, Ultimate Defender. Got rid of it with the Smitfraud thing, and have scanned using different online and downloaded scanners with no detections of note lately. I THINK it's clean.

When I try to shutdown, it closes the applications, and that's it.
It is still functioning, and I can start apps again.
In Task Manager, REGEDIT.EXE is running (I never started it in the first place), and if I end the task TWICE (only 1 instance but I need to kick it out a second time), THEN the computer will shutdown completely.
Any ideas what to look for?

Thanks for the help!

A:XP SP2 will not shutdown or restart

Welcome to TSG....

Let's make sure your computer is clean.....

To download HJTsetup.exe from TrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:


Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be patient.

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When I am on my computer I go to Start and where the buttons for Shutdown, Restart and Stand-by are no longer there. I am also unable to look at pictures when I am in Windows Explorer. I also noticed that I can only save images as .art and .bmp. I have tried virus scans, didnt work. Please help

Im on Windows XP Home.
Tell me if more specs are needed...

A:Can't Shutdown, Restart or Stand-by.

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Hi. Yesterday i started to edit some stuff in C4D. Everything was fine and rendered out nicely. I edited the 3d footage in vegas and rendered it. Also worked fine. When i woke up today and i tried to render in vegas, my pc crashes. It happens everytime. I had 3 temperature programs open (GPU-Z, Core temp, speedfan) and checked if it was the temps, which i doubt. It peaked at 80c before crashing. I have had my cpu at 90-100c before (fan problem) but still didnt crash... at once. I do not get bluescreen, as i can see the bluescreen, but it crashes and reboots. I do get tha "Windows has recovered from an unexpected error" or something, and it says it was BlueScreen. Any ideas?

My rig
Intel i7-930 @ 2.80 STOCK clock, Stock cooler
XFX "XXX" HD 5870
Corsair 750w
Asus p6t SE
Crucial Ballistic 4gb ram (used to be a 6gb kit (2gb x 3) but one of the ram was defect)
1TB x 2 HDD

I do not have any idea why my pc crashes. When i render in vegas it crashes about 60-70 % in the render.

A:PC shutdown/restart when rendering

Can you provide us with a JCGriff Report as instructed here? This will help with getting the data we need to analyze.

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I seem to be missing the option to shut down,log off and restart in the start menu.This was do in part when i installed a third party theme.I however have been using this theme off and on for the past year or so and it never created this problem.I tried uninstalling it.that didnt work.I tried reverting back to windows default theme.That didnt work either.I dont know what happened this time around when installing this third party theme.Obviously something has changed.I do however have the options to shutdown..etc on the log on screen.I installed a program to bypass this issue for now (xwidget) which comes with a widget to shutdown,restart and log off.works great.
If i right click where the shutdown button is supposed to be,it brings me to the (power button action drop down box) where i can change what the power button does.But their is no choices there anymore either as it only shows an arrow in the drop box but nothing else (no options).
Should i do a complete restore? or unistall the theme and do a scannow through the command prompt?. I have never seen this issue before.Im not sure where to start with this. Thankyou.

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I bought a used PC as a backup for my kids when they come home. Seems to work fine but one in a while will shutdown by himself and restart

PC is an HP Pavilion a6318

- I did pass the memtest with no fault for a complete day
- I did check the inside, there is no apparent accumulation of dust
- I did test the hard disk and no fault found
- Fans are running. No evidence of overheating
- Did a Virus and Adaware test

What other test could I execute

Any help appreciated

A:PC shutdown then restart by himself. How can i diagnose

disable autorestart on crash
Disable Windows 7 Auto Restart When System Crash - Windows, System, Settings, Advanced, This, Uncheck - Zhacks

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No option to shutdown or restart

When I click on start there is no longer an option to shutdown or restart just log off the only way I can turn it off is by the mains or button on the front of the pc, whats happened

A:No option to shutdown or restart

Try a System Restore before this problem started.

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I just put together a nice new system with a P4S333 and P4 1.60A. It worked fine for about a week and a half, but now whenever I try to shut the system down from windows (Win 2k), it shuts down, but does not turn off. The monitor is black, but still recieiving signal, the fans are all still running, etc. When I restart, it gets to that point, then stops (ala, doesnt go into startup mode). When I use my motherboard's soft off feature (by holding in the power button when booted into windows), it turns off, then on the next bootup gives me a BIOS error about an incorrect CPU frequency (scary stuff!). I e-mailed Asustek (the mobo maker), but I'm still not convinced it is indeed the motherboard. Could it be the power supply? What else could it be? Im really ina jam here and any nelp you guys could render would be appreciated greatly!
Thanks a lot

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when i click shut down my PC restart agine i formattied and still same

A:my PC restart when i click shutdown

Please go to start / control panel / power options / advanced tab and look in the lower drop down menu where it asks what to do when power button is pressed. Select shutdown and apply.

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Hi there,

I was running Windows 7 home premium on my pc on a 2TB hdd, and it was running fine, I had a 500GB as a separate hdd aswell, attached at the time. So I installed windows 8 on the 500GB hdd, activated it, tried to restart, I restarts, but now in both windows 8 and 7, I am having trouble:

In windows 8:
Press shutdown, it does nothing, press restart, it restarts, press sleep, it restarts.

In windows 7:
press shutdown, it restarts, press restart, it restarts, press sleep, it restarts.

What must I do?!

A:Pc won't shutdown or sleep, only restart

You might try shutting fast startup off in Win8--if it's on of course.

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I've recently experienced an issue where my shutdowns and restarts will hang.  Additionally, within the last week I have encountered an issue in which I put my computer to sleep, and come back to it a few hours later to find that it has shut down, and upon starting the computer again, I receive the black screen with the message about Windows failing to shut down properly.
Thank you in advance.

A:Shutdown and Restart Both Hang

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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in my notebook(hp) some times it's not shutingdown/restart.
each time I need to hold the power button but it hibernate and after resuming from hibernation it shuts down or restarts

how can it be fixed

A:problem in shutdown and restart

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Within the last month or so, I have had three instances of the BSOD when I have restarted or shutdown.

The first two times it was on restart. After the BSOD, it switched to the screen to run the startup repair, but it took forever. Both times I was about to just shut it off at the button when it finally went ahead with the restart.

Tonight I was attempting to just shut the computer down for the night and got it. On its own it switched from the BSOD to running through the normal startup screens, I signed in and the desktop came up. But then the screen went all completely white, switched back to the desktop and all fine from there. Except that I just noticed that my internet icon in the taskbar has a red x through it.

Even though it would appear that the Internet is not functioning, it apparently is since I am online doing this. I wonder why the red x???

Does anyone have any advice for me please?

Vista Home Premium SP2 / 2 GB RAM / 360 GB hard drive / Avast Internet Security 6 / Malwarebytes / Win Patrol / Diskeeper

A:BSOD on Shutdown or restart

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If no one else offers constructive help, I will be here to help tomorrow
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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