the motherboard is an old Intel D850GB with 1GB of RDRAM installed.
the PC started re-starting after shut down from the time i first got it running.
I've been reading solutions to this problem, from a few different forums to try to solve this by myself. I've finally accepted defeat.....i can't figure it out on my own.
here is what i have gone through so far.
i read that this could be happening from a download from microsoft. i did have the system up to date with microsofts downloads when i read this. so i started from scratch, and re-installed the operating system, and then downloaded a few of microsofts downloads at a time, to try to isolate the problem download, assuming that was my problem.
i would download 6 of microsofts downloads, and then restart the PC to see if it was going to re-start after shut down.
i did discover that the problem did start after one of microsofts downloads, but after many hours of trying to isolate the download, i gave up on finding "the one". apparently, when the problem download is downloaded, it changes some other information outside of the download itself, and deleting the problem download doesn't fix the problem.
so i have this system completely up to date with microsofts downloads.
i also ran Piriforms Defraggler to clean the drive up.
then i read this, and did as suggested.....
Disabling the restart on system failure feature may permit the exact cause to be isolated: Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under Startup & Recovery, click Settings. Under System Failure, uncheck the box in front of Automatically restart.
after de-selecting "auto restart" the PC continues to re-start after trying to shut it down. i do not get a blue screen error.
this is as far as i have been able to take it on my own.
is this something that i can be helped with here ??
Edited by SKOOTERBUM, 09 April 2012 - 07:20 PM.