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PC Won't turn off


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Ok well 2 days ago i just went to turn off my pc and it did, but a second after it tuned off it came back on again, so now for some reason i can not turn it off, the only way i can is by switching it off at the back but i dont really want to do this all the time plz help as i have no idea what to do, my specs are.

Windows xp
ABIT UGURU Motherboard
AMD Sempron 2600+
Sound Blaster live 24-bit
GeForce6600 128mb Graphics Card
768 mb of RAM
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Hi for england...

Click Start, then Run, type regedit and click "Ok". Registry Editor will open.

In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then Software, then Microsoft, then Windows NT, then CurrentVersion, and click on Winlogon.

In the right pane, locate PowerDownAfterShutdown...(it may appear as PowerDownAfte...) What is the value listed for this string under the Data column?

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Hi wannabe it's 0
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Ok...let's look at something else befor we change that.

Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". Click on the "Advanced" tab and then, in the Startup and Recovery section, click on the "Settings" button. In the "System Failure" section, is "Automatically Restart" selected?
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No
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I don't mean to intrude, but if you turn off the computer by flipping the switch on the power supply in back, and then flip that switch back to on, does the computer automatically start?

If so, it's not a Windows error, it's either power supply, case (power switch wiring) or motherboard related.
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Yeah it does come on automatically
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