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User Info: Dr Jackal

Dr Jackal
3 years ago#1
I've been using Windows 8 64 bit for a couple weeks now and this has happened twice. I went into Settings-Power and chose shutdown. The system shutdown. The seconds later it automatically booted back up.

The first time this happened was about 5 days ago. It happened again today. It is a new computer.

Any idea what would cause this?
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User Info: LaMichael_James

LaMichael_James
3 years ago#2
This happened to me the first time I turned on my win8 machine. It stopped after the first time though, I think I issued a shutdown from the command line
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User Info: bluemoogle

bluemoogle
3 years ago#3
It has happened to me once as well.

Sigh, Windows 8.
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User Info: r7gerrabbit

r7gerrabbit
3 years ago#4
Windows R
Type in CMD

In the command prompt type in:
shutdown /s /f

If it restarts after that then what you have is probably a hardware issue.
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User Info: Reaper_Minion

Reaper_Minion
3 years ago#5
You make it sound like the system went completely off before it booted again. Windows can't boot up a fully shut down system, can it?
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User Info: Dr Jackal

Dr Jackal
3 years ago#6
Reaper_Minion posted...
You make it sound like the system went completely off before it booted again. Windows can't boot up a fully shut down system, can it?


It did. I did research and apparently it can. Apparently a shutdown is just like a "deep sleep" with Windows 8 and not a full shutdown.
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User Info: Slayn

Slayn
3 years ago#7
Dr Jackal posted...
Reaper_Minion posted...
You make it sound like the system went completely off before it booted again. Windows can't boot up a fully shut down system, can it?


It did. I did research and apparently it can. Apparently a shutdown is just like a "deep sleep" with Windows 8 and not a full shutdown.


My Windows 8 shuts the computer down fully, and restarts from the BIOS screen. Windows 8 didn't universally change what a shutdown is. The problem here is that it is hard to nail down problems with shutdown/sleep. It could be a Windows issue, motherboard, power supply... I have seen it all. If I use my case switch to shut down the computer, it comes right back up. Very annoying.
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User Info: Reaper_Minion

Reaper_Minion
3 years ago#8
Did you try to disabling the hibernate feature? This will slow down your boot up times if you don't have an SSD, but it might solve the issue.
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