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Naftali Sappir
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Toshiba l755 laptop restarts instead of shutting down

On a client's Toshiba l755-s5245 laptop when you click on the shotdown bottun the computer will start shutting down but then will immmidiately restart.

The same would occur if you press the on-off switch.

* Bios has been updated.
* Wake up on lan is disabled.
* Windows is 100% up-to-date.
* Automatic restart in Power Options is turned off.
* Same in Safe Mode
* Same with hibernation
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Naftali Sappir

8/22/2022 - Mon

What Windows are you using?

In Windows 7 if you go to Control Panel -> Power Options there is a link on the left saying "Choose what the power buttons do".

For the shutdown button, there is also a configuration what it should do. You can find how to configure it here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/change-the-windows-vista-power-buttons-to-shut-down/
Chris B

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@burrcm: The asker already wrote that BIOS is up-to-date (see original question). Also this behavior is controlled by the OS, not by the BIOS (or at least overridden).
Chris B

To TheAvenger. I did in fact note that the bios was updated after I posted. If you cannot add anything constructive to the discussion, I suggest you find some other way to waste your time. And no, if a PC has this issue, any alteration to the power options will not sort it. There is no power option to automatically restart after shutdown in any micsosoft OS. More likely the apm settings in bios, which we might have got to sooner without your irrelevant comment.

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Naftali Sappir

Thank you all.

I've reset the bios to it's defaults and chose another power plan and solved the problem.