Windows xp wont turn off, it just keeps restarting? Any help please?

Im running windows xp, service pack 2. But Ive always had the problem that when ever I use the Start menu / Turn computer off / Turn off option my computer restarts.

Does any one have the same problem? Or even a solution?

5 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    Not all motherboards/power supplies support automatic power offs. I have the same problem with SP2.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    The problem might be in the "shutdown" service of the Windows. Try re-installing windows (this should not affect any good parts of the system, and you won't lose your files.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If your computer is not working properly while you are working on it, it could be a problem with device drivers, hardware or software.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Check your hard drive,it could be currupted or you have messed up your computer by turning it off and on

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