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Windows 8 Restarts when trying to Shutdown

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 Restarts when trying to Shutdown

    Hello all. My first post in this forum. Im trying to get help to a ver annoying problem with Windows 8 Pro. My Shutdown button (physical and the one in the operating system) restarts the machine. I have tried few solutions.
    1. Make a shortcut
    2. RegEdit change the reboot value to 0
    3. And checking the main properties of the Shutdown function and removing the "Fast Start" option.

    None of them worked. Sometimes my windows is giving me "Light blue" screen where is sad face icon ( ) and said that something went wrong, system need to restart, but that is only sometimes.

    when im trying to shutdown, machine calms down, screens went to black but then, restart happens. it is pain and out of my skills.

    Help would be awesome.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Never been to Heaven......
    Posts : 283
    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04

    Welcome to the 8 forums, good to have you..

    Sounds to me like a BIOS option. I know on mine I can tell the BIOS what action to take when the power button is pressed and/or held down. You may have a look in your BIOS settings....


    There is also a "hybris Shutdown" option in the OS itself, have a look at this article. Might help you:

    Fix Windows 8 Restart and Shutdown Problems by Disabling “Hybrid Shutdown” Feature - Tweaking with Vishal
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 Restarts when trying to Shutdown

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