General discussion

Locked

reboot when trying to shutdown

By gc-exec ·
I have to service a 1st generation pentium running windows 95. When I try to use the shutdown option, the machine reboots. I have never encountered this before. Wondered if there were other options than just reinstalling the OS.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

reboot when trying to shutdown

by kevin_b In reply to reboot when trying to shu ...

I have heard of something similar, but I don't remember the exact fix. I'm fairly sure it involved editing the registry for the shutdown options. Try the microsoft support site (support.microsoft.com); it should have the answer in there.

Collapse -

reboot when trying to shutdown

by gc-exec In reply to reboot when trying to shu ...

Thanks, good information on the site.

Collapse -

reboot when trying to shutdown

by miked In reply to reboot when trying to shu ...

Check Microsoft. There is a download that is reported to fix the problem. I am not sure if it is a 95 or 98 specific patch though. I have it at home so I can check if you can't find it.

MikeD

Collapse -

reboot when trying to shutdown

by gc-exec In reply to reboot when trying to shu ...
Collapse -

reboot when trying to shutdown

by Phinaddict In reply to reboot when trying to shu ...

The HKLM\Softwate\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\PowerdownAfterShutdown value enables this feature; add it as a REG_SZ and set its value to 1, and your computer will actually turn itself off when you tell NT to shut down-if your hardware supports this feature. If it doesn't, no harm will come to it, but the feature won't work. Reset PowerdownAfterShutdown back to 0 to restore normal operation.

Collapse -

reboot when trying to shutdown

by gc-exec In reply to reboot when trying to shu ...
Collapse -

reboot when trying to shutdown

by jun1cez1 In reply to reboot when trying to shu ...

Yes, there a simple option.
Follow this:
Connect to your ISP
Start button
Windows update _ then it will automatically bring you to Microsoft.com and wait as it read your system configuration then,
click Product Updates
then Critical Updates
then look for Startup/shutdown problem

Download the file and it will self activate and install and all you have to do and re-boot the computer.

If you want to go further, go to knowledge Base and a credit card for the Pay-per-Incident charge, usually $200 bucks.
So follow the first one, its free.

Jun

Collapse -

reboot when trying to shutdown

by gc-exec In reply to reboot when trying to shu ...

Thanks Jun!

Back to Desktop Forum
8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums