Sony vaio vgn-c240e reboots on shutdown Tags: Sony Vaio Shutdown Laptops Last response: January 13, 2011 5:47 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share mrsray October 26, 2010 5:11:38 PM hello everyone, I have been pulling my hair out, please help This sony laptop just reboots after shut down, to the point where you can count it out 5-4-3-2-1 restart. I have tried EVERTYING every os, xp, vista, win 7, ubuntu ... shutting down reboots every time. I have gone though all the sparce BIOS settings ... pheonix r0080j4 from 12/06, no help I can't find an updated bios for this machine to try. I have disabled every piece of hardware one by one, no help the only clue I have is if I do a: shutdown /i from the command prompt, get the shutdown dialog box ... it has restart selected as the default. I have changed this to shutdown and it reverts back to restart every time. I have also gone to the intel site and got the latest chipset drivers, still no help. I am losing my mind. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance More about : sony vaio vgn c240e reboots shutdown mrsray October 26, 2010 5:14:47 PM oh, I also checked all the "power" options and checked the registry settings and did a diagnostics on the hard drive. mrsray November 6, 2010 5:27:36 PM bump, hoping to get help on this Related resources Sony vaio three beeps shutdown - Forum Sony vaio fan running fast and then its shutdown - Forum Sony Vaio with Intel 3000 and Radeon dual card issue - Forum Sony VAIO Laptop won't boot - Forum Sony vaio weird boot issue - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b D Laptop January 6, 2011 2:19:51 PM sorry for the bump, but did you fix this? I've got the same problem, and have run out of ideas evilavatar January 6, 2011 3:06:28 PM http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGN-C2... there is an original chipset software dl available for the motherboard as well as several other components. I would try these and the viao care updates and see if I can get anywhere. If not post back and let us know if you changed anything mrsray January 13, 2011 5:47:25 PM thank you for your idea ... I no longer have the laptop to try, hopefully it will help someone else with the same problem. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMy sony vaio vgncr-35 g lalptop shutdown randemly , first it geting hang after t ForumSony Vaio Overheating ForumSony vaio laptop reboot and select proper boot... ForumSony Vaio Random Shutdowns ForumMy sony vaio restart when i sutdown it ForumBeer bath killed my sony vaio ForumMy sony vaio laptop wont let me download anything ForumHow do i reset my sony vaio password on windows 2000 ForumSony vaio laptop won't turn on but is receiving power ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumSony Vaio Z Series ForumVaio vgn-fs640/w hard drive replacement problems ForumSony Vaio Laptop Left and Right Click on Touchpad don't work! ForumSetup Windows XP on Sony Feries ForumWhich of the three laptops is best for gaming toshiba compaq and sony More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !