WinXp SP2 unable to power down after power outage

By t26ysc5926 ·
After apoweer outage while the PC was on I found subsequent shut downs proceed till"enter power save" and then the PC reboots. I hv to hold down power button to power off. Its a Dell dimension 5150. It was perfectly working up till the incident. I hv almost exhausted avenues for trouble shooting viz registry tweaks, cmd, regedit, replacing the PSU, updated all drivers, flashed BIOS, other than reformatting n reinstalling teh OS as I received the set preloaded and do not have the Installation CD. I have a Norton Anti virus installed as well as Roxio Creator LE - Dell Edition
Build: 2.4.32a
Hope somebody is able to offer some pertinent effective advise. Thank you in anticipation.

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Save all of your work..

And do a restore:
start > programs > accessories >
system tools > restore. Restore BEFORE the date/day of the power cut. This should bring your computer back to life.
Hope this helps you.

Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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