need help w/winxp shutdown

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wonder, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. wonder

    wonder Guest

    what can be done about windows shutting down
    Everytime I try to shut winxp down, it just restarts again
    thanks for any help
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Have you been to Windows update and gotten all the updates installed?
  3. baddger

    baddger Guest

    i may be off base here but i had trouble with xp shutting down until i ENABLED in my bios power management which in turn ..turned ON the acpi function which was turned off, then went to device manager did a scan for new hardware changes and this fixed my problem, one way to know if it is on for sure is to go to device manager and under computer it will say acpi machine
  4. tain_101

    tain_101 Guest

    I am having the same problems as 'wonder'. I also have an ACPI machine, but withing the power managment setup in BIOS, the only ACPI option is Sleep type.

    1 - Power on suspend
    2 - Suspend to RAM

    ??? - I do not understand!

    Help, I am having to switch off at main just before computer restarts at present!
  5. tomdekok

    tomdekok Guest

    You should turn off automatic restart in case of errors.

    System properties -> Advanced -> startup and recovery settings
    -> UNCHECK automatically restart

    This problem was a real bitch when there wasn't an update for directCD yet. Are you using it?

    Let me know!
  6. tain_101

    tain_101 Guest

    I am using the updates, and have the 'automatically restart' unchecked, but system still restarts and does not shut down.:mad:
  7. tomdekok

    tomdekok Guest

    This is really a bios problem. Unless the registry has been altered in a weird way, this cannot be created by windows.
    It looks like the motherboard is not correctly configured somehow.
  8. tain_101

    tain_101 Guest

    I have read the mobo manual, but cannot find any info - its a gigabyte GA 8TXC - any suggestions?
  9. tomdekok

    tomdekok Guest

    I don't know where to ask...

    I notice at the left,below my name, there is also written "XP Home", while with others it says " XP Professional".
    What does this refer to (i have some ideas of course :) ) and how can i change this? I can change everything, except that.
    I am not an XP home user, but Prof. ;)

    Sorry for asking here, but there is nowhere else to go..i think?
  10. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

    To change the XP Home under your nick just click on the user cp icon at the top of the page and then click on Edit Profile. You can change it to anything you want it to be.
  11. mau108

    mau108 Guest