Resolving Issue of Windows® XP Restarting After Shutdown
What are the solutions to the problem when a Windows XP system restarts after shutdown?
Windows XP is one of the best Operating Systems in the world. This OS is very light on system resources and is extremely simple to use. Windows XP can also be installed with many applications, which would enhance the functioning of the OS. Although Windows XP is very stable, there are some issues that might come up when it is used regularly. Some of them include system restarting suddenly, system restarting after shutdown, blue screen errors, application corruption, and so on. Windows XP restarting after shutdown is a very common problem and can be fixed very easily. Windows XP restarting after shutdown means that after users have given the 'Shutdown' command using the 'Start' menu, the system would restart immediately. The problem might also come up after the system shows the shutting-down message and then restarts again. Your computer operating on Windows XP might be restarting after shutdown because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system 32 folder, problems with the BIOS settings, incorrect configuration of recovery options etc.
Following details give users more information regarding the different ways to fix the issue of Windows XP restarting after shutdown:
- Scan for malware
- Check programs
- Check recovery options
Scan for malware
Malware infections within your Windows XP system can cause the system to restart after shutdown. The malware infections might have changed the registry settings of the system or corrupted the winlogon.exe or shutdown.exe, thereby causing the issue. All Windows XP users facing the issue of system restarting after shutting down are suggested to scan the system 32 folder for malware using an updated malware removal tool. Removing the infections that are causing the issue would automatically help fix the problem.
The issue of Windows XP restarting after shutdown might also arise because of issues with some of the programs installed in the system. If you have installed your Windows XP system with The Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.0 or Direct CD 5.0 program, the system restarting after shutdown issue might arise. In such cases, the problem can be only solved by visiting the Roxio website and by downloading and installing the latest updated driver for Easy CD Creator 5.0.
Another reason why your Windows XP system restarts instead of shutting down is because of the incorrect configuration of the recovery options in the system. All Windows XP users facing this issue are suggested to check the 'Startup' and 'Recovery' settings in the 'Advanced' tab of 'System properties'. If the 'Automatically restart' option in System failure box is enabled, the option should be disabled to resolve the issue.
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