I don't know if this is an XP problem or something else. I've got a brand new box with an Epox 8KHA+ sporting an Athlon 1600XP and I'm running Windows XP Professional. All has been fine for about a week and now suddenly, when I power it down from XP (Start/Turn Off Computer/Turn Off) it will shut down and then immediately restart again ! This has worked fine for a week, it used to shut down and then power off the machine. Now, for some strange reason, its decided that it when I said "Shut Down", I really meant "Restart" and it just bounces and comes up again - very annoying! Is this controllable in XP or maybe BIOS somewhere that I've accidentally set?
All I've done recently is install a network card and hook that to another NT 4 box. Could this be tricking it somehow into restarting? Does traffic on the LAN force a reboot rather than shutdown?"
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December 11, 2001 8:48:47 AM
Interesting update: I've just done a clean re-install of XP (don't ask) and now it shuts down fine. Here goes the sequential "add stuff back in one by one and figure out what broke it" trick !
December 11, 2001 11:37:44 AM
Maybe XP has a resume on lan option that was enabled and as you installed XP before you put your lan card in it may have been switched on. Stick in you LAN card a way hay - wake on lan has a use.
Dunno just a thought.
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Interesting thought techie. I haven't seen anything like that. Of course, now I've reinstalled everything back to the way it was before and it's still working fine. I tried unplugging the LAN cable from the card, but that didn't work, it still bounced.
There's some interesting Power Options in Control Panel, but nothing specific to LAN card. Maybe a setting here got broken somewhere along the way.
December 13, 2001 7:38:31 PM
Yeah, I recently installed XP and I got the same exact issues. I did a clean install and at the shutdown screen, it says "Windows Shutting Down" and after a few seconds, it goes back to restarting. I have no idea why this is and I've never had it working properly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
unless the lan card suppots Wake on lan, and you plugged the WOL cable from the lan card to the motherboard, then I souldnt have thought that that is the problem. Also, depending on the bios, disabling PM may or may not dissable WOL, I shouldnt think this is the problam in your case, you cant wake from OFF, you can wake from standy/sleep etc
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