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Windows XP Pro Shut down

by malc-barry / November 22, 2005 1:47 AM PST

Hi to All cnet teckno?s

I am running Winn XP Pro. The other day I was doing my hard drive maintenance I.E. virus check then defrag, and after I had performed my maintenance I went to shut down my PC, so I clicked on start\turnoff computer, and the turn off computer box appears, and you should get THREE options, you can either Stand By or Shut Down or Restart. My problem is, I can not shut down my PC, I can only Turn off or Restart, so on shutting down my PC when it gets to the bios screen it reboots, very annoying, so I have to keep my finger on the start button to switch off. So please can any one HELP or explain, what I have done wrong and how to put it right. Many thanks to any one that replies.

M Barry

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by PKsteven / November 22, 2005 1:57 AM PST

It is possible you either installed a program recently, Norton auto protect, or deleted a file, a registry error, could be many things. I would try the simple route and do a system restore to a point before this. Many people scoff at SR but it comes in very handy in a case like yours. Also try to think of what you may have done differently or added, etc...

Hope this helps, Paul

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2005 1:58 AM PST
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Shut down problem
by sabyasachi_lawyer / November 22, 2005 2:03 AM PST

U can try a system restore or entering your operating system via 'last known good configuration' by pressing the F8 key while booting. See if it works.
Otherwise repair or reinstall your operating system from the original cd.

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