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xp rebooting on shutdown command

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by besonen, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. besonen

    besonen Thread Starter

    Nov 2, 2007
    i have an xp system that reboots when i issue the shutdown command.

    this problem was not occurring prior to uninstalling symantec antivirus.

    at this point i just need the quickest solution to prevent windows from rebooting. i.e., is there a registry setting that will completely disable windows ability to reboot?

    any alternative suggestions (even if they are not quick) will be happily accepted too.

    WindowsUpdateAUNoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers = 1
    does not solve my problem. just mentioning this (not because i
    thought it would work) but because it's been suggested to
    me by a number of other folks and i figure it might continue to
    be suggested unless i mention i've tried it.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Are you talking about shutdown.exe?
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