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system continually restarts  windows xp

Posted on 2006-06-22
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you know when you reboot your system, it's only windows that shuts down and then starts up again. this thing is actually powering off for a half a second and then powering back up again.  Like some laptops do when you reboot them. they go off completely for a few seconds and then come up again. this is like that only it's off for only a half a second.

I have changed mboards in an amd 2200 replaced cpu with 1800  same old ram same power suppy same everything.
after loading windows (and everything else)  it now will not shutdown, it will reboot.
I've changed p/s with 2 different new ones, I've changed cpu, I've changed ram, I've done a repair install.  It all started after I put in the last 27 windows updates, it may have been going on all the time, I only reboot while I was working on it.  It didn't have this problem before. I've restored to a system point,  NOTHING works.

Your help is seriously needed
thank you
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by:FriarTuk
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turn off the wake on features in the bios,
pwr opt's:
hib - unchk hibernate
adv - powr button set to shutdown
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nobus earned 2000 total points
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best shutdown troubleshooter :   www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php
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by:nobus
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or try running sfc /scannow from the run box
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by:nobus
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probably the OS went flakey - can you install xp on another disk or partition, update it and test the issue?
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by:dnlowe
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New report.  I just booted into safe mode and it shuts down properly   does this mean it's a driver issue??
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by:dnlowe
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nobus

drivers drivers drivers, nothing sucks quite like a bad driver.
thanks for the redirection.
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by:nobus
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glad it helped !
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