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locobill
15-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Since re-installing, my XP desktop will not shut down from the desktop. Instead, it always does a restart. What's up?

Speedy Gonzales
15-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Is it up to date? Install this (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6676). Did you install the chipset drivers after reinstalling windows?

locobill
15-06-2012, 08:17 PM
Chipset drivers? Mmmmmmmm. Dunno. Everything works except the goldarn shutdown.

Speedy Gonzales
15-06-2012, 08:21 PM
Install the file, in the link I posted. See if that helps

locobill
17-06-2012, 11:34 AM
Installed, no change.

locobill
23-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Fixed it. Bought a new computer. Will re-re-re-install XP on my old one and use it for my old stuff with no internet, no anti-virus, no updates........ Heaven!

ChazTheGeek
23-06-2012, 08:48 PM
I have a uncconected XP machine too, it's awesome. No annoying updates, Anti virus software. I do have to connect it every now and then though...

Agent_24
23-06-2012, 11:49 PM
It may not be restarting normally, it might be almost shutting down, then crashing, and rebooting because of the crash.

Go to system properties and uncheck automatic restart on system failure and see if you get a BSOD instead of reboot next time you try shutdown.

locobill
26-06-2012, 01:56 PM
Good idea. Tried but no change. Not to worry. This is now my new machine - main feature a 120Gb SSD. So FAST.

locobill
28-06-2012, 08:19 PM
Have reinstalled XP. Lo! And behold! The problem has gone.