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    Hello, my computer wont shut down when I click "shut down" in windows. It shuts down for a second and then reboots. I havent tested in a linux distro yet, but I would like to fix the problem in Windows first. Is it maybe the header for the front panel, or a driver error in windows. I built the computer (specs in signiture). These isnt a huge issue, but I would like my computer's time to be correct Thanks, Dlambert
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    Re: PC wont shut down, just restarts.

    This should actually be in Other OS Talk, but first try a linux live cd to see if the problem is repeatable.

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    Re: PC wont shut down, just restarts.

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    Re: PC wont shut down, just restarts.

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
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    Re: PC wont shut down, just restarts.

    Try to have a normal shutdown with ubuntu to make sure its not a hardware malfunction or something. Then later you may wish to fix your windows..

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    Re: PC wont shut down, just restarts.

    On the hardware side, take a look at the power suppy.

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    Re: PC wont shut down, just restarts.

    As you've just built it, check any bios setting that could be affecting this would be my tip -it'd be very unusual for a default Window install to reboot the machine when asked to shutdown.

    to be doubly sure it's not the OS, boot up a live medium,open a terminal and enter
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    sudo shutdown -h 0
    If you still get a restart you know it's a hardware setting - it may be something like power failure settings in the bios

    Hope it helps

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    Re: PC wont shut down, just restarts.

    A couple of other suggestions would be:

    Open up the Task Manager (Control-Alt-Delete) and choose the Turn Off option from the Shut Down menu. That's XP, I would guess that Vista and Win7 are the same as far as the Task Manager goes. I never had to resort to using it to shut down the computer on there, only on XP.

    Open a Command Prompt and issue the following command (you probably need to have opened it as an Administrator for this to work):
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    shutdown -s -t 0

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    Re: PC wont shut down, just restarts.

    Thank you, I will try asap
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    Re: PC wont shut down, just restarts.

    Randomly, it shut down. I don't know what I did. But thank you guys!
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