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    Question Refusing to reboot

    My pc has recently started to freeze on reboot.

    After installing updates or a program or anything like that, it shuts down, then just sits there...lights on (including the hdd light) but the screen is off (little orange light) and not doing anything.

    I have to hold the power button to turn it off, wait for 30 sec, then switch it on again.

    Any ideas what could be causing this?
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    Default Re: Refusing to reboot

    Sounds a bit like apps hanging, click start/run type in eventvwr <Enter> look through the event logs, both system and applications, look for the time the PC is freezing, see if there are any error messages relating to the time.

    If there are double click the message to open, copy paste back the complete message here - someone will advice.
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    Default Re: Refusing to reboot

    Does it do a restart OK when you haven't installed anything?

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    Default Re: Refusing to reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralKanos View Post
    My pc has recently started to freeze on reboot.

    After installing updates or a program or anything like that, it shuts down, then just sits there...lights on (including the hdd light) but the screen is off (little orange light) and not doing anything.

    I have to hold the power button to turn it off, wait for 30 sec, then switch it on again.

    Any ideas what could be causing this?
    Are you using win XP?
    There are a lot of problems with the latest update SP3.
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    Default Re: Refusing to reboot

    if it has this problem when you are 'normally' rebooting or 'cold' booting then it's very possilble it has a hardware problem such as bad capacitors on the motherboard.........
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    Default Re: Refusing to reboot

    Well I'm using Vista Ultimate SP1.
    There's next to nothing in event viewer (after like 10 min of trying to figure out how to use the vista version!)
    I had my comp running most of the arvo and did a reboot and it worked ok. So I'll try rebooting at different times to see if the capacitors are the problem (or if its after installing prog)
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    Default Re: Refusing to reboot

    Does this description match what happens

    you click shutdown
    after a few mins the shutdown screen shows
    after a few more mins the graphics card shuts down and screen goes black
    machine continues to run and will not shutdown unless the power button is pressed?


    you have Daemon tools or similar ISO image mounting application installed?

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    Default Re: Refusing to reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by kersonan View Post
    Does this description match what happens

    you click shutdown
    after a few mins the shutdown screen shows
    after a few more mins the graphics card shuts down and screen goes black
    machine continues to run and will not shutdown unless the power button is pressed?


    you have Daemon tools or similar ISO image mounting application installed?
    If it matches that is advanced power mgmt enabled?
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    Default Re: Refusing to reboot

    mine turned out to be Daemon Tools lite was making the Nforce Sata driver rather grumpy indeed, which caused the behaviour listed in my other post.

    Simply stopping it from loading didnt help, because of the tampering that app does with the atapi drivers i suspect.

    Removing it totally solved it.

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