Computer won't stay turned off.

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by JTJersey, Jan 28, 2004.

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    JTJersey Guest

    Did a web search for this but all the hits had to do with spontaneous
    rebooting, which isn't my problem. I just can't turn the thing off. It's
    a white box Win98SE machine. You can shut down Windows normally and the
    machine stops running and powers off, but then a second or two later
    reboots itself. The only thing I can do is turn off the switch at the
    power tap. Can anyone direct me in the right direction?
    JTJersey, Jan 28, 2004
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    DeMoN LaG Guest

    Either the power button itself is faulty, or you have some type of auto
    power on option enabled in your BIOS. Disable everything, wake from RTC,
    wake on LAN, wake on Modem/Ring, everything. See if this fixes it.

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    DeMoN LaG, Jan 28, 2004
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    Wizard Guest

    "Wake on lan" or such is set in the BIOS.
    Wizard, Jan 28, 2004
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    JTJersey Guest

    Found it. Thanks. The "Wake Up on PCI Card" option was enabled.
    Disabled that option and it shuts down normally. Thanks again.
    JTJersey, Jan 28, 2004
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    Trent© Guest

    Glad you found the problem on your system.

    That problem, though, was also a bug in 98...that got resolved by a
    patch. You obviously didn't have the bug problem.

    Have a nice week...


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    Trent©, Jan 28, 2004
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