Stuck in Re-boot loop on shutdown.
Posted on 2003-03-28
Since making some convenience changes to msconfig I find that I can't make my PC shutdown at all. Proper shut down through Start menu simply reboots. I get the screen saying it is shutting down but then the machine reboots.
If I try hitting the on/off button to do a fast shutdown, it begins the operation and also reboots. I end up having to kill it illegally and then let a scan disk happen next time I start up.
I have checked HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer to see if CleanShutDown is value 1 instead of 0 and it was already set to 1 so no changes needed there.
It's a mystery because everything else is working fine.
The Startup is set to execute win.ini and system.ini and autoexec.bat and config.sys Not sure if that has any bearing on this problem?