anyone know of a program tweak or otherwise that will not allow a program to shut down the computer? mainly make it so only i can shut it down. Norton and a few others make you when you update etc....thanks
run the task manager with ctrl-alt-del and end the task for the program which wants to restart. That works for example for Symantec Live Update (Norton). This way you can finish off the app and restart later when you're ready to
Are you talking about after an installation, or just basically says "Screw it" for what seems to be no apparent reason?
If it is because of installations it is because of the registry changes, if it is for what seems to be no apparent reason, then some error caused this.
XP turns off certain ports autmatically, especially with your CD, or CD writer. It automatically reboots unless you tell it not too due to port issues and bios I/O problems.
To turn off the automatically reboot on error, go to:
Right click My computer
select Advanced tab
select StartUp and Recovery/Settings
then uncheck the box that says "Automatic Restart"
This may cause your system to lock up or blue screen when an error occurs, but at least you will know something went wrong.
If you are using XP Pro you should be able to check your Administrative Tools, Event Viewer, Application and double click on the last red stop sign in the viewer and read what went wrong. Also, get the Event ID: # and then:
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS