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    Laptop doesn't restart.

    Hi all,
    When I try to restart my computer it almost turns off but the fan keeps running and the on light is still on. When I shut down my computer it does shut down properly. How can I fix this?
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    Re: Laptop doesn't restart.

    What brand and model of computer? What version of Ubuntu? If the model is xyzzy, put this into Google:
    xyzzy restart ubuntu
    or this:
    xyzzy reboot ubuntu

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    Re: Laptop doesn't restart.

    Whoops, should have mentioned that in the post. It's a ThinkPad T61. I tried searching google but I didn't find any soultions. It's running 12.10.
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    Re: Laptop doesn't restart.

    I can only suggest:
    sudo shutdown -h now

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    Re: Laptop doesn't restart.

    i think you need to instal new window in your laptop, it may happen due to virus files in your laptop.

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    Re: Laptop doesn't restart.

    Quote Originally Posted by jackclarck View Post
    i think you need to instal new window in your laptop, it may happen due to virus files in your laptop.
    No, no oh and no.

    1. He stated he is running UBUNTU 12.10, NOT WINDOWS.
    2. He stated that his thinkpad shuts down software side, not hardware side.
    3. Linux viruses are almost NON EXISTANT.
    4. I do not know of even a windows virus that causes this behavior.


    Hi all,
    When I try to restart my computer it almost turns off but the fan keeps running and the on light is still on. When I shut down my computer it does shut down properly. How can I fix this?
    Can you please explain what "almost turns off" means?
    Hit F1 during shutdown and note the messages on screen. My laptop used to get stuck at "unmounting main file system" which after a quick google search was fixed and now shuts down properly.

    +1 for the shutdown from terminal:
    Code:
    sudo shutdown now
    Please state whether this shuts down the computer properly/fully.

    Cherz and good luck
    Switched away from windows XP to Ubuntu 9.04. Never turned around to look back.

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