When I turn my pc off it restarts...

 wisdomshot -

I've been having this problem with my pc for months.
Evreytime I turn it off it turns back on, so I've never been able to keep it turned off.
The only thing I've managed to do is to press the start button for a few seconds to turn it off. But when after a while I turn it on, it won't do it. So I have to keep on pressing the start button to turn it off and on until it "wants" to work fine.

Anybody out there who can help me? I'd really appreaciate it!

4 replies

3rd Attempt (Success!!)

Problem recognized: Wake on LAN

Right click "My Computer"
Select "Properties"
Go to "Hardware Device"
Click "Device Manager"
Select "Network Adapters"
Select "Marvell Yukon .....PCI-Fast Ethernet Controller--> right click ---properties--->power management-->deselect "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"--->Go to "Advanced" tab--->put value off for "Wake from shut down" --->value none for "Wake up capabilities"
press OK

If this doesn't work then check your BIOS

Restart ---> press F2---> go to "Main" tab --->Network boot [Disable] --- Save
I have the same problem. When I shut down, it immediately reopens. I have to switch off the power.

I do have an 'update' to install, which will not install. When I shut-down whether I do so to allow the undated or not I get the same problem.

I have checked the power , bios etc and cannot see anything which may accpunt for the problem.

A friend of mine who had the same problem says it is because the opening procedure does not complete thus it re runs.

I have a genuine copy of XP but when it was installed several years ago, I was not supplied with a disc thus I cannot wipe the HD and start again,

Any ideas please.

It seems that it solved mine!

Brilliant....thanks for that. Works a treat.
I had not seen this until now when I told I had a reply. I am on holiday for next three months but will give it try when I return home, Thanks John
success thanx
Look around in your BIOS. There must be a setting somewhere that tells the computer to power on automatically when the power comes back on after an electrical shortage. Tell your computer to stay off in this situation. It's a useful option when you use your computer as a server though it seems to be more of a hassle to you.

I cannot tell you for sure how to get into your BIOS because it differs between manufacturers. Most of the time, you have to hit F2 at the boot screen. If it doesn't work, look carefully at the boot screen. It should be written somewhere how to get into the BIOS. Be VERY careful in there cause you could get into more trouble than you are already in if you play around with the wrong settings. May I suggest that you write on a paper any modification you make just in case you would want to go back.

I'm sorry I cannot be more precise, but like I said, all this differs between manufacturers.

Good luck !
You can actually start again if you want...install magical jelly bean and extract your key code (or if your pc sas a store purchase it should be on the sticker on the side) then you can use any old xp to reinstall with that key code providing you are installing the same KIND of windows (xp home, media center, pro or whatever)
Thanks you are a pal.

I will give it try.

If I don't come back, it was fatal !!!!!!

Just joking, I hope.ç

Sinhu, is your post of 4.4.10 a suggestion how I might fix my PC, if so, I do not understand
I have a problem with the network adapter whenever I configure it goes on and off immediately without connecting to net for even a while pliz if there is any one who knows the solution may help.
i also get this problem...its happen when the power surge...its dont have problem with the software ..i already format it...i scare it hardware problem like power supply or motherboard...but I will see like juicyfruit tell to check in bios..
Same here. I have been using my computer for a while now... about 4 months. I download torrents, but I don't think that's the problem. When I turn it off, it turns back on kinda like a restart. When I force shut-down, I let up off the button and it comes back on. I can hold the button down and it'll keep turned off, but when I let it off, the same thing happens. I have two power buttons, and I have tried both of them. Same results... But I only noticed it when my computer speakers randomly start beeping while I was watching a show I downloaded off a torrent. I have a main monitor and a 32" TV hooked up to my graphics card through HDMI. I wouldn't think it would have much effect because I do this normally. It just happened, so I haven't had much experience with messing around with it yet. All I do know is my keyboard stopped working all together. It is connected through a USB adapter for the keyboard. I tried moving it to a regular USB port and the beeping stopped, but my keyboard didn't continue to work. I'm pretty good with computers, but this one has me baffled. I have my antivirus up to date, and I even ran a scan. Nothing was found of course. I don't download anything such as porn or anything. Now, what's strange is my keyboard still has the lights turning on, and my mouse, hooked up through a USB port still works. Even my internet is working fine. Just the keyboard messing up, and the weird beeping coming from my speakers while the keyboard is plugged into it's port through the adapter. I can't tell if it's bad or not. For now, though, I will leave my computer unplugged until someone gives me some answers to this weird behavior. Much appreciation to anyone that could help or experienced the same thing.