Cannot shutdown win xp

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
December 5, 2010 at 12:02:46
Specs: Windows XP
my system automatically restart when i click the shutdown button. the only means to shut down is to turn off the power supply. when i unchek the automatic restart option from system properties, the system cannot be shutdown. help me out...

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December 5, 2010 at 12:07:11
Possible driver problem. Check all your hardware has upto date and correct drivers installed.

Some piece of hardware is probably not responding correctly to the shut down request.

Before you go down this route see the next post. There may be a solution there.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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December 5, 2010 at 12:11:38
Windows XP Restarts Unexpectedly or Restarts When You Shut Down the Computer
Windows XP Restarts When You Try to Shut Down Your Computer
Maybe this too:

Event ID 4354 May Appear in Event Viewer
Your computer stops responding when you try to shut down in Windows XP
("It is now safe to turn off your computer")
A registry fix:
Power Down the Computer After Shutdown
Windows XP Stops Responding (Hangs) During Windows Shutdown
(Saving your settings...)

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December 5, 2010 at 21:54:16
flexinores, FWIW, Windows seems to have been plagued with shutdown problems of one sort or another since day 1. I use a standalone shutdown proggie (for convenience) called 'Slawdog' (said to work on all versions). Get it free @:
among other places. Works good and I drag/dropped the icon into my quick launch so it'd be handy for use.
BTW, FWIW, I'd uncheck 'restart'. Seems to me that'd prevent shutdown by any means.
Ed in Texas.

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