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Ecosse Apr 17, 2004, 11:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My computer restarts after I shut down
I had this problem last year and found it to be Norton Antivirus software which was scanning as the comp shutdown but due to the fact that the system wanted to shut off before the scan had complete the OS felt there was an incomplete task and so rebooted the comp!

Real annoying - got rid of NAV and the problem in 1 go!

Good luck

Ecosse

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Eric Schmidt Apr 17, 2004, 11:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My computer restarts after I shut down
You, guys supplied a lot of valuable info on this thread, some of which is beyond belief. Need to print this and keep it for future troubleshooting.

Thansk for sharing

Devo san Apr 19, 2004, 08:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I found this thread via Google...Thought I'd throw in a reply...

Same Gigabyte KT600 shutdown and restart problem on a fresh WinXP install. It worked fine for 3 days, now it won't shut down. I wish I could try the PCI remedy but I have no PCI's to pull. The only card installed is an AGP GF MX4000. Maybe a NVR BIOS setting? I'll yank out the AGP but I'll have to put it back sooner or later. PC's suck without video cards. I wouldn't be surprised if it was some onboard peripheral problem (SoundMax, Realtec NIC or south bridge).

[I love VIA. I could've been rich for the time I spent trouble shooting their boards. Here's where I tell people that $40 bargain wasn't so much a bargain afterall]

angryhippy Apr 19, 2004, 09:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Bitter and Nav. You both have nVidia cards. I haven't been having any shutdown problems, but I have been getting some stuttering and artifacts on some of the newer games like farcry and painkiller and pandora tomorrow with the newer drivers. I have finally gotten the problem sorted out by rolling b all the way back to the 44.03 Detonators from last year. You might want to try some of the older drivers and see if it helps your rebooting problem.

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Devo san Apr 20, 2004, 11:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 20, 2004, 11:44pm EDT

 
>> Re: My computer restarts after I shut down
To summarize, a fresh WinXP install on a Gigabyte w/ KT600 chipset wouldn't shut down, instead went into a restart cycle.

After reading "Ecosse Ecosse's" reply about removing NAV, I played with these two registry settings. Either one worked.. Any "ONE" of the following 3 were fixes (just pick one which you feel is you are comfy with): ..

1) Uninstal NAV; or if you want to keep it....

2) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\ ClearPageFileAtShutdown = 1.

3) registry hack outlined here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;305788 that extends shutdown time so that post shut down task complete.

Thanks everyone. [ Even the ones suggesting pressing START --> Shutdown --> Turn Off instead of --> Restart =) ]

Personally I prefer the MS Windows cure all fix it solution: Boot Linux. As for shut down issues, a swift tug on the power cord perpendicular to the wall will suffice as well.

Thanks again. You rule!

angryhippy Apr 21, 2004, 04:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I tried that clear page one once when I was on a security binge. That thing slowed down the shut down so much I had time to unplug and vacuum and make coffee too.

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Devo san Apr 21, 2004, 09:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My computer restarts after I shut down
I'd imagine shut down would take a while especially if you are low on RAM and ended up with a huge page file. If the page file got fragmented across the HDD you probably had enough time to make a McD's run for coffee and go home and vacuum =)

On a fresh Windows install the first thing I do is increase the minimum paging file size (I forget the rule 2 or 3 times RAM size?). At least that way the paging file stays on the outter sectors and stays semi-defrag'ed. Writing 0's or erasing.. whatever it's doing shouldn't take too much time as long as the file isn't scattered across the HDD.

You're right though. Now that I think about it there was a good 10-15 seconds added on to the shut down almost doubling it. Not bad but it's still a fresh installation. Really, it's the same as adding delays to let NAV do it's thing. Maybe bailing on NAV is the better work around in this case.


Rick Hill Sep 02, 2004, 11:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My computer restarts after I shut down
i had this problem and i pulled almost everything out of the pc i mean everything...i have assembled 20 sets and never had this...i thought i could single out the problem without help....on the second day i said the hell with it and checked the forum and it has helped...

i removed the pci video card and replaced it with the 9600 peo radeon agp that i had and not only does it shut down but it sleeps well to and no more reboots...

thanks a million

RICK

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Sep 02, 2004, 11:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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what software is installed on the system, this is to the original poster of this subject

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Rick Hill Sep 02, 2004, 11:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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actaully i have noting on the pc it is a new set that i just built and i pulled the 9500 and put in the 9700 pro i have a ton of ati cards alaying around. but this is the pc for the kids so i was less inclined to go all the way but i see i have no choice in the matter. but now i have another problem it starts the n shuts down then i hit the power button again and it starts...i havet o get it right this is for the wife and kids and they are not pc literate as i thinkg i am LOL

Oscar Jul 03, 2005, 01:51pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My computer restarts after I shut down
Hello everybody:

I have the same problem with my pc, but everything happened different, here's my pc's configuration:

Intel 875PBZ mobo with a P4 HT 3.06Ghz
ati radeon 9600 pro
creative Audigy 2zs platinum pro
Pinnacle PCTV audio and video capture
1 USB 2.0/Firewire PCI card from ALI

Everything used to work fine since I bought it, but the problem began afterupdating the mobo's bios from P21 to P34 (wich is the latest version), the update was succesfull, but restarts instead of shutting down I've tried disabling the "restart if an error occurs solution" but it looks like windows shuts down fine, do you think the problem may be with the mobo?.

Adrian Bunker May 20, 2009, 10:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My computer restarts after I shut down
Hi Tim,
I have similar problem with my computer which I have had for a few years, Pent 4 using XP on Broadband
This is a recent problem and doesnt happen every time.
I turn off as usual and when it has gone through the process of shutting down and is all quiet and finished suddenly it comes back on and starts reloading just as though I had pressed the start button
It is only off for 15 to 30 seconds
I now have to stand with it to wait and see if it going to stay off and if it restarts I quickly switch the power off
Hope someone can help solve the problem
Regards,
Adrian

Jedi Nite Dec 12, 2011, 12:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi. I was encountering a problem with my desktop PC, where it kept restarting whenever I tried to shutdown. After suspecting everything from motherboard, BIOS, PSU to installed software, and after trying out several OS and BIOS settings in vain, I found a solution at the following URL that got pretty close to resolving the problem: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320299

Here's the most relevant extract from the URL above: "If your computer constantly restarts while you are using it, or if you are trying to shut down the computer after it has stopped unexpectedly, click to clear the Automatically restart check box. If you clear this check box, you receive an error message when the computer stops responding. This error message may describe the cause of the problem. You can also review the system log in Event Viewer to view the critical stop error that occurs when the computer restarts."

This method does not completely resolve the problem, but gets you close to figuring out where exatcly the problem is (which is the stage that I'm at now). And most importantly, it will stop restarting the PC incessantly! Hope this helps.


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