Why does a computer reboot almost instantly upon you shutting it down?

Question

When I shut down my computer system it starts re-booting again after a couple of minutes of being shut down. What causes this problem? I was told by a tech that it could be static so I got my computer lifted off the carpet. Cyberpower tech support had go into msconfig and click off several things. That didn't work now I was ask to do a memory test. Is any of these suggestions going to help me? Can you help me?? Sincere Lonnie.

Answer

This question was answered on February 8, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

One of the possible problems that could be causing this is a setting in the bios of your computer called "Wake on LAN" basically how this works is whenever your network interface card detects traffic it powers your computer back on To allow access to what the traffic is requesting such as a shared file or folder on your computer.

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Posted by Darren of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 8, 2006