Resets instead of shutting down (SE)

When I shutdown the pooter does so and then promtly resets. I have disbled all BIOS power management wake ups and still no joy. It appears as if it IS doing a shutdown and then reseting rather than just a reset (but I can't be sure of this). It didn't always do it and I'm damned if I can remember what prog I added that did it. I have a horrible suspicion I removed one of the RUN locals or something...
Any ideas appreciated :-))
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dew_associatesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Glad you're up and running Tentimes! SE foes have some problems, but there's not enough info surfacing yet as to the problems and their fixes. Does it ever end!?!?
tentimesAuthor Commented:
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Don FaulknerMIS ManagerCommented:
on the shutdown screen, is the shutdown button selected? or is the shutdown and restart button selected?

IE4 and later systems don't default to the shutdown only. I wish they did, get about 5-10 calls a day on that one...
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Tentimes, give this a try.

1. Renable APM/Acpi in the Bios and boot into windows 98. Make sure there are no errors in device manager. If there are sort them out and resolve them.

2. Reboot the system into safemode. Check device manager and verify that there are no ghosted devices listed in any error, especially in the system device area.

3. Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG and click OK. Now click the advanced button and check "Disable fast shutdown" and then save and close.

4. Reboot and test the system!

Let me know!
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tentimesAuthor Commented:
Dennis had the answer (dew assoc). I disabled the fast shutdown and that fixed it. What I'd love to know is why fast shutdown worked intitially (or was that on 98 and not 98 SE...) and not now? Hmmm. Thanks for the solution anyway Dennis and everyone else that had a go :-) You learn something new every day!

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