My Computer Restarts after Shutting down – How to fix it?

Does your computer restart automatically after shutting down? Every piece of technology embeds different component which may suffer different issues relating the hardware or the software. A step-by-step analysis is useful in sorting out any kind of issue on computer. The most annoying thing that often occurs on a computer is that it simply refuses to shut down. This is a common problem on Windows XP OS. The only solution at that point of time is switching off the power source if it is a computer or if it is a laptop turn off directly pressing the power button. Here is the tutorial to fix the restart issue after shutting down.

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It is really a serious issue if your computer restarts itself after shutting down. The causes and solution of the automatic restart of the computer are described here.

Causes of Automatic Restart

Different causes or culprit behind the automatic computer restarting by themselves are computer malware or viruses, computer overheating, hardware defects,  hardware incompatibility and computer driver problems. To fix the automatic restart problem follow the link. To avoid computer viruses to house in your computer you should install an antivirus software or update the existing one. Always try to use the computer in a cool environment to prevent computer overheating. If any hardware defective exists, then either repair it or replace the hardware unit. In case of driver failure reinstall the device drivers respectively.

Solution to Fix Automatic Restart

When your PC totally reboots out of nowhere then possibly it may be due to the default setting in the system. Default settings are so made to avoid unknown damage to the system hardware as well as software. To see what the error was you can change the default behavior by right clicking on “My Computer” and choosing “Properties”. Go to the “Advanced” Tab and under “Startup and Recovery” press the “Settings” button. Under the “System Failure” box there will be a check-box saying “Automatically Restart”. Untick this box and click Ok.

computer restart automatically

If the above stated solution doesn’t resolve the issue you can solve the problem by booting into the BIOS of the system. To enter the BIOS you need to press either F1, F2, F10, DELETE or ESC depending on the system. The machine on starting up will specify which key you need to press in order to enter into the system BOIS. Enter into the system BIOS and look for programs or devices that cause the machine to start up automatically. You should look for an option called Wake up on shutdown in the BIOS and then disable it.

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Also, try cleaning up your Windows registry. In order to achieve this, you need to run the system in administrator mode and go to the Start menu, then click on Run and type regedit and press Enter, then delete entries from the various options that open. These options are HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_USERS and HKEY_CURRENT CONFIG. Cleaning of registry window will also enhance your system speed, and will also solve your problem of computer restarts when shutting down.

registry editor

Hopefully, each of the above-mentioned solutions will solve your problem, but if you still see that your computer keeps rebooting itself, then you need to contact a computer expert immediately.

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