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    Laptop reboots instead of shutting down!

    ARGH!

    Lenovo T61, i've put XP Pro on it.

    When i shut it down, it pretends it has and then reboots!

    I've unticked automatic reboot but there is no blue screen error. I have had this on other the other 3 machines which are exactly the same, which makes me think its a XP driver thing, but i've usually managed to crack it! But for some reason im missing something on this one.

    Is there anything that can give me a clue!

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    Have you got the necessary ACPI drivers installed? They are usually a bugger to find for XP on modern laptops.

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    i believe so...

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    Try updating the BIOS. It might have a problem understand the shutdown command coming from Windows. Updating it might fix it.

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    *sigh* apparently thats up to date as well...

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    Bit of an old fix but, do you have any Roxio burning software installed? There was a known bug which caused XP to reboot instead of shutting down:

    Windows XP restarts when you try to shut down your computer

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    Update the Thinkpad Power Management Driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timzim View Post
    Update the Thinkpad Power Management Driver.
    Or that

    Download link

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    nada

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    Ah thanks will try these monday. Wasn't thinking outside the box and was focusing on it being a Lenovo driver thing not a general error!

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    But having a quick look i think ive tried all of them....apart from the memory dump..

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    does it shut down ok from safe mode?

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    Ooh! Good question!

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    The other thing you could try is disabling ACPI wake operations in the BIOS for stuff like mdem ring and WOL. Sometimes XP does not put stuff in the right state to shutdown so it will fire back up again.

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