PC shutsdown instead of restarting

Have a Mesh AMD 2600 running XP used to work Ok when  clicked Restart in windows shutdown, now just shuts down when click restart and have to  press power button to start , cant find a relevant setting to change
also,  when turn mains power on  have to press  power button on PC for it to start whereas before,turning on the switch on the wall  started everything
FrancisBAsked:
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alcantar06Commented:
Try closing all applications/programs that you can before restarting PC.  See if one of them has stopped working. This would mean all of the tray area icons, near the clock.

You have tried already in control panel>>energy options i suppose.  Might want to check it out if not.

As for the power on button, isnt that the normal way to turn on your pc??? :)

You might also have lotsa virus/spyware.  

Get adaware and spybot S&D. Update and run. Do the same with your antivirus program. Run under safe mode.

Speaking of safe mode, does the pc restart when in safe mode??

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cwkhangCommented:
Do u have InCD installed on ur system?
http://club.cdfreaks.com/lite/t-48697
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FrancisBAuthor Commented:
Thanks... it was Window washer  - it has some options on what to do after 'washing' and was set to shut down...
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