October 3rd, 2005, 10:10 PM
I have a computer that won't shutdown when I shutdown in Windows. When I go to the start menu > shutdown > shutdown, the computer acts like it restarts instead of shutting down. Is this a power supply problem? Or could it be a Windows problem? Power switch? I am having to "shutdown" and wait for Windows to shutdown, then flip the main switch on the back of the tower before it tries to boot back up... really annoying.
October 3rd, 2005, 10:13 PM
Is the machine running Windows 98 or ME? by any chance
October 3rd, 2005, 10:14 PM
Ooops! Forgot to say... It is a Windows XP SP2 machine.
October 3rd, 2005, 10:26 PM
October 3rd, 2005, 10:46 PM
I've been working here for 10 months and it's been doing it as long as I've been here.
October 3rd, 2005, 11:17 PM
Anyone have any other suggestions?
October 3rd, 2005, 11:33 PM
Have you tried thge adjustments that I suggested?
1. reboot on error
2. power saving
3. ability so manually shutdown from the front button
October 3rd, 2005, 11:39 PM
Not yet, I was going to try to get as many suggestions a I could before tomorrow. I will not be able to get to the computer until tomorrow morning, then I will try everyone's suggestions.
October 4th, 2005, 01:03 AM
I think it's corrupt software.
shutdown -s -t 5 -c "Bitch shutdown now!"