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First off, allow me to appologize, but since I don't know whether this is a hardware or software problem, I had no idea where to post it! LOL!

Anyways, for a long time now (>1 year) if I ever try to shut my PC off by going start>shut down it will just take forever to shut off, and promptly turn itself back on after about 5 seconds! I have since then always turned it off by holding my power button on the front of my case and this has worked fine for me but I am sick and tired of this and wanted some suggestions of how to fix this. Since it started, I have changed cases 3 times and changed 2 PSUs so I don't think it has to do with wiring or shorting anywhere. I have formatted and clean installed XP atleast 5 times so I don't think its any piece of mallicious software and a friend said that maybe I could have wake up on LAN enabled in my bios, causing my computer to boot up every time it detects LAN activity, I checked and I do not have it enabled. NEIN! lol what should I do??
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I had this problem too on an old mobo of mine, i worked out that it was the "wake up by modem" or something along the lines of this in the BIOS, it was set on enabled by default, so every time i cleared the CMOS it wouldnt shut down properly.

If you have checked the LAN and its not that, it might be windows related
    
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Disable in the bios things such as WAKE ON LAN and wake up by modem and anything else that can trigger a boot up
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dunno if this might help or not but i remember a friend of mine had some problem shutting down cos his motherboard was too old, everytime he tried to do so (by start, shutdown etc.) he would get a message saying "it is now safe to turn off ur comp" and so he had to press the power button to finish shutting down the comp.

to fix this i remember going to device manager, clicking on "view", "show hidden devices" and then looking for a unistalled or disabled device (indicated by a red cross) called something like "...atapi/atm/acpi... legacy device" then enanabling/installing it
    
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