need help w/winxp shutdown

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wonder

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

Lonman

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

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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
 
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tain_101

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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!
 
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tomdekok

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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!
 
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tain_101

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

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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.
 
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tain_101

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

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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?
 

jw50

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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.
 

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