XP reboots imediately after shut down

I just built a new computer.  AMD 2700 processor, 512MB 3200 ram, 120GB harddrive and a Biostar M7NCD motherboard.  I loaded the OS (xp home), loaded the divers, did windows updates, loaded program software.  The problem is that it won't shut down.  After you attempt shutdown it will shutdown and then immediately reboots. I checked the power settings, looked for anything odd in he BIOS, and even tried changing the jumpers on the motherboard!  I'm stumped, anyone have any ideas?

jizwhiz
jizwhizAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

rindiCommented:
Look on the Biostar homepage for newer drivers and tools, download all and install them, then try again.
stuartindigoCommented:
OK - Windows XP has a built in setting to restart on program failure - this usually the problem.

The most common problem is Roxio EZ-CD - you need to either update to the latest version, or use an alternative (such as Nero).

I had the same problem, but uninstalling roxio cured it.

Try this site for more possible solutions.

http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

Hope this helps

Stuart
jizwhizAuthor Commented:
Well, I tried all the Biostar stuff, even talking to them.  They were sure it was a windows problem.  But after a couple weeks it wouln't evn boot up!  Checked the cpu, memory and video and they were all ok.  So L just have to assume it was a bad board to begin with.  I put in a new board and it has been running fine since! Thanks to all!

jizwhiz
Your Guide to Achieving IT Business Success

The IT Service Excellence Tool Kit has best practices to keep your clients happy and business booming. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to increase client satisfaction and retention, become more competitive, and increase your overall success.

compfixer101Commented:
This question has been classified abandoned. I will make a recommendation to the moderators on its resolution in a week or two. I appreciate any comments that would help me to make a recommendation.

Unless it is clear to me that the question has been answered I will recommend delete. It is possible that a Grade less than A will be given if no expert makes a case for an A grade. It is assumed that any participant not responding to this request is no longer interested in its final disposition.

If the user does not know how to close the question, the options are here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5

compfixer101
EE Cleanup Volunteer
compfixer101Commented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned..
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
PAQ/ refund

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.

compfixer101
EE Cleanup Volunteer
moduloCommented:
PAQed with points refunded (500)

modulo
Community Support Moderator

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Desktops

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.