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Old 03-16-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
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Default Sony VaioPCG-6J1M win't shutdown / restarts

As I'm a regular lurker, I hope you guys don't mind if I ask this question here. (Posted elsewhere)

Machine has just been restored, and when asked to shutdown, it restarts.

I've googled, and have had no luck so far.

Has anyone got any ideas?

I've tried these sites
Windows XP restarts when you try to shut down your computer
Windows XP Shutdown Troubleshooter

I've already use 'My Vaio' to update the machine.

I've applied XP SP3

No joy...
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:42 PM   #2
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So let me get this straight,When you press the shutdown button (Start>Shutdown>Shutdown) it restarts? What happens if you go to start,go to run and type in "shutdown -s"?
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it restarts
no mention of legacy anything in the very basic bios
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Hmmm,In the BIOS have you tried setting everything back to default? And has this just started happening?
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: Sony VaioPCG-6J1M win't shutdown / restarts

see what happens if you hold down the power button until it shutsdown?
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out of curiosity, what happens when you try to restart the system?
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I Think it might be some sort of registry problem?
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Hmmm,In the BIOS have you tried setting everything back to default? And has this just started happening?
defaulted everything in the BIOS, yup, tried that. This is a pre-existing problem.
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see what happens if you hold down the power button until it shutsdown?
When you hold down the button on a laptop, it powers down alright
but creates a dirty shutdown, and can damage the OS which is doing house keeping tasks during a normal shutdown.

If I try to 'restart' the machine restarts. If I try to 'shutdown' the machine restarts.
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have you tried Re-Installing Windows?
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