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    reboot when trying to shutdown

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    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.

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    • #3893148

      reboot when trying to shutdown

      by kevin_b ·

      In reply to reboot when trying to shutdown

      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.

    • #3893144

      reboot when trying to shutdown

      by miked ·

      In reply to reboot when trying to shutdown

      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

    • #3893109

      reboot when trying to shutdown

      by phinaddict ·

      In reply to reboot when trying to shutdown

      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.

    • #3778573

      reboot when trying to shutdown

      by jun1cez1 ·

      In reply to reboot when trying to shutdown

      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

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