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Windows 8.1 Reboots itself after I attempt to Shutdown

  1. #11

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    Windows 8.1

    I was able to do powercfg /lastwake right after it rebooted itself but still reports Wake History Count - 0.
    I definitely have an idea of something related to this issue though. When I attempt to shutdown, it gives me an error message. I've been trying to grab a picture of this error message with a camera but by the time I get one loaded the computer shuts down. When I saw the error message this time I knew it'd reboot itself especially since it seems to be only on the weekend. Now when I know to expect it on the weekends I'll have that camera ready when I shut down, hopefully the error message will lead me to what the issue is.

    I'll be sure to look out for a good deal for a UPS this Black Friday.

    Update: Tried looking up the message box that would pop up but it seemed to be a memory issue, everything suggested did not help get rid of it either. I wonder if it's even related to the other issue since sometimes it still restarts itself if there is no error message box.
    Last edited by civiltribe; 14 Dec 2013 at 15:45.

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  2. #12

    I'm getting a similar problem but with mine it starts back up within a few seconds after shut down. I have no auto tasks running and it is a brand new vanilla install of 8.1

    I either press the power button or choose shut down from the start button.

    Windows shuts down

    Everything is quiet for a second or two.

    Windows then starts up again.

    I repeat. I have NOT set windows to perform any tasks or wake my PC automatically at any time so this is a bit of a mystery to me.
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