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the system restarts after shut down

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Patches Forever, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. I been using this new HP Pavillion for about a week. It has WinVista Home
    Premium. Yesterday when I commanded shut down (using the start button menu)
    it shut down OK but after about 3 seconds it started back up. Now, every
    time I shut it down it starts back up about 3 seconds after the power goes
    off. It does the complete boot sequence normal for starting from a power
    off state. I can get it to actually turn off by holding the power switch
    down for 5 seconds. But that's not a proper, healthy shutdown.

    Does anybody here have any suggestions.


    Bill S.
    Patches Forever, Apr 17, 2007
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  2. Patches Forever

    Quaoar Guest

    There is a setting for automatically restarting on error. In XP it is on
    the advanced tab in the System control panel; I would look for it there
    in Vista also as a start. There is some kind of error on shutdown that
    is causing the computer to restart. You will need to access Event
    Viewer logs to determine the source unless when you kill the auto
    restart, you can view an error dialog.

    Quaoar, Apr 17, 2007
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