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gradebdan
26-02-2010, 07:09 PM
My son has win 2000 pro. He is inclined to leave it on with sites like MSN. Because I am anxious about my cap I go to start - shutdown. It then shuts down but restarts and then it can be on all day whilst we are at work. Can anyone help?

Sweep
26-02-2010, 07:50 PM
Possibly the BIOS on this machine is set to Wake on Ring or Wake on LAN. Turn off this and see how you go.

KarameaDave
26-02-2010, 07:54 PM
Switch it off at the wall?

Sweep
26-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Switch it off at the wall?

Why use a simple solution? The offending PC may be operating on a battery as well. :-)

KarameaDave
27-02-2010, 02:28 PM
On the shutdown window there is a drop-down menu box.
Is it set to restart by any chance?

gradebdan
02-03-2010, 08:53 AM
I checked the drop down menu. It says "shutdown". Do I need to go into the startup and press f8 (I think)? .Then what would I look for?