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Shutdown always "restarts"

By IT Master ·
I recently installed an ieee 1394 card. The card installed correct and operates properly. However, when the user selects "shutdown" the computer "restarts" just as would happen if they selected "restart". I have the user turning off power during the brief moment they see "It OK to turn off the computer" (whatever...the standard Windows message). My concern is that this could cause problems long-term, giving that they are turning off power most likely after the computer is starting up again. Any solutions?

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by djdubuque In reply to Shutdown always "restarts ...

What is your OS?

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by IT Master In reply to Shutdown always "restarts ...

Windows Me

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by rboyer In reply to Shutdown always "restarts ...

Check the BIOS. If the option for Wake on LAN or modem is enabled, it will cause the computer to restart. It will do this with Windows 98.

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by kgosnell In reply to Shutdown always "restarts ...

Likely it's the shutdown button, rather than the card, but remove and reset the card to be sure, as bad connections will be seen as a new command. I use 98SE , and use a shutdown command separate from the string that is on the Start menu, simply make a new short cut and place the shutdown command in it, this removes the string associated with the shell mode of the start menu. To give you an example , using my sequence I use on the shotcut it's C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL.EXE user.exe,exitwindows , as I don't know your setup, I can't know the sequence command, but I think you have the idea.
Have a good day

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by kgosnell In reply to Shutdown always "restarts ...

Likely it's the shutdown button, rather than the card, but remove and reset the card to be sure, as bad connections will be seen as a new command. I use 98SE , and use a shutdown command separate from the string that is on the Start menu, simply make a new short cut and place the shutdown command in it, this removes the string associated with the shell mode of the start menu. To give you an example , using my sequence I use on the shotcut it's C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL.EXE user.exe,exitwindows , as I don't know your setup, I can't know the sequence command, but I think you have the idea.
Have a good day

P.S. in the Win setup , after you shutdown at least ten times this way, the machine will remember it, and you should be able to use the startmenu safely.

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by IT Master In reply to Shutdown always "restarts ...

I am using Windows Me

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