Windows won't shut down

By HoosYrBaby ·
I just installed a new motherboard, harddrive, etc. Now when I try to close my PC down, it just starts up again. What am I doing wrong?

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Check your dialogue box when shutting down...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Windows won't shut down

It might just be showing 'Restart'.

If it is, scroll it to the 'Shutdown' option.
That should cure the problem.

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I'm a novice!

by HoosYrBaby In reply to Check your dialogue box w ...

I wanted to check this reply but I don't know how to find the Shutdown option. Any help would be appreciated. HoosYrBaby

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Edited for boo-boos. is this xp?? Turn off your Restart on System Error...

by sgt_shultz In reply to Windows won't shut down

...and then it will hang on the blue screen error instead of rebooting. then post all the error numbers and the source and description and we can look it up for you or you can google it.
this is almost always hardware related: incompatible, wrong drivers, failed hardware. However it can also be incompatible programs. we need the exact error message to begin.
To turn off automatic restart, right-click My Computer, pick Properties then Advanced then Startup and Recovery find the place to uncheck the box that restarts on system error.
I love the UP. I miss it.

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Revised for Sgt_Yogi himself...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Edited for boo-boos. is t ...

Erm... (be polite Mycroft!) och sodditt!

Just how in the **** did you arrive at an auto restart after a system error?

Surely you must have spotted the line "when I try to close my PC down" - that was a real giveaway!

Not everything requires the knuckle-dragging brigade from Fort Bragg.

<Edited for politeness>

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Won't shut down

by HoosYrBaby In reply to Edited for boo-boos. is t ...

I tried what you told me-however it only says "It is now safe to turn off your computer" I still have to do it manually. Thanks, HoosYrBaby

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