How to stop pc from re-booting itself?
I shut down my computer, and within 10 minutes it re-starts it's self. I go back to the Start menu and select turn off computer, select shut-down and it goes through the process of shutting down, I listen for the whole system to shut-down, and it does. But within 10 minutes or so, it starts itself back up. It won't shut-down permenately until I decide to start it again.
I've checked for viruses, spy-ware or other app's that I didn't install, haven't found anything like that. I've checked msconfig, system services....What could be the problem?
I have found in the mscofig a line that does not have a name, just square symbols, and it says it's a microsoft\windowsNT\current version....it looks like this.
I've also found an app or page that has the tilde symbol on my system..... ~
But I remove this app whenever I see it.
What is happening or can you help me to allieveate this concern or problem.
This question was answered on February 12, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.You need to check that your heatsink/fan combo is seated correctly, and there's good contact between the heatsink and the surface of the CPU The temperature is probably whats is causing the pc to re-boot on its own Make your there is nothing blocking the back of the pc that might stop the air from flowing properly.
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 12, 2004