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Hey community. I`m trying to fix a laptop and there is a big problem...

I click Shut down and the computer does a normal shutdown. Just as it finishes, it reboots!

It does not do like when I click restart. I actually turns off, but then turns back on. When I restart, the fans don`t stop...

Has this occured to anyone?

it's an Acer Aspire 1800 XP(home) SP2, 1Gb ram, radeon mobility x600 with P4 3.2GHz
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I know if you hit the power button once on most of them, they shut down. Have you tried that?
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Try Reformating windows?
    
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Sounds like your .bat file got corrupted or mixed up somehow.

Give this a shot.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291559
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Ok, here, some of you didn't understand... This is a computer that doesn`t belong to me, forget reformating... It is not a problem with the switch, and the KB article #291559 doesn't exist, but the idea is good...

please come again...
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post #6 of 8
is it vista or xp?

im having that problem in vista right now...and im helpless at the moment..been trying to figure it out for days..never knew pcs did that haha..
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is it vista or xp?

im having that problem in vista right now...and im helpless at the moment..been trying to figure it out for days..never knew pcs did that haha..
my pc does this in xp too, but apparantl it could be a "wake-on-lan" setting?
    
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post #8 of 8
Search your laptop for spyware and viruses (can't remember which it was, but i once had one that did the exact same thing)

Took me ages to realise that it was a virus.
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