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Sony vaio vgn-c240e reboots on shutdown

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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. :cry: 

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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.
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November 6, 2010 5:27:36 PM

bump, hoping to get help on this
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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 :fou: 
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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.
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