System starts up after shutdown


J

Jason

I have an HP laptop that I upgraded from Vista to Win7 Pro. All's well,
except that when I shut it down it restarts. If I pull out the power cord
it doesn't restart, even if the battery is present. I've Googled this and
haven't come up with much. There are some Registry settings, but changing
them doesn't change the behavior. Any ideas?

TIA,
Jason
 
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K

KCB

Jason said:
I have an HP laptop that I upgraded from Vista to Win7 Pro. All's well,
except that when I shut it down it restarts. If I pull out the power cord
it doesn't restart, even if the battery is present. I've Googled this and
haven't come up with much. There are some Registry settings, but changing
them doesn't change the behavior. Any ideas?

TIA,
Jason
A machine at work is connected to a USB printer. If the computer is shut
down completely, it will restart if the printer is turned off. I'm pretty
sure it's a 'power up on usb' setting in the BIOS, but haven't investigated
any further. I've just got accustomed to turning off the printer first.

Is there anything connected to your laptop that may be initiating the
restart? Or maybe it's the wireless? Are you shutting it down thru the
Start Orb, or using the power button?
 
I

Irwell

A machine at work is connected to a USB printer. If the computer is shut
down completely, it will restart if the printer is turned off. I'm pretty
sure it's a 'power up on usb' setting in the BIOS, but haven't investigated
any further. I've just got accustomed to turning off the printer first.

Is there anything connected to your laptop that may be initiating the
restart? Or maybe it's the wireless? Are you shutting it down thru the
Start Orb, or using the power button?
On XP a window comes up with options:
Shutdown
Restart
Standby

Maybe it is on one of these options, like Restart.
 
J

Jason

A machine at work is connected to a USB printer. If the computer is shut
down completely, it will restart if the printer is turned off. I'm pretty
sure it's a 'power up on usb' setting in the BIOS, but haven't investigated
any further. I've just got accustomed to turning off the printer first.

Is there anything connected to your laptop that may be initiating the
restart? Or maybe it's the wireless? Are you shutting it down thru the
Start Orb, or using the power button?
I shut it down by clicking the Orb. I was suspicious of the wireless
adapter too. I have tried disabling networking before shutdown, but that
doesn't make a difference. There are no USB connections.
 
T

The Seabat

Did you try going into Power Options in the Control Panel?? Go there
and then click on "Choose What the Power Buttons Do" and set/reset
those parameters.
 
R

Robin Bignall

Did you try going into Power Options in the Control Panel?? Go there
and then click on "Choose What the Power Buttons Do" and set/reset
those parameters.
I found, when I got to the heart of Power Options and you get a list of
various things that you can set, disable etc., that the list is
presented as though each item is independent of the others. I'm not
sure this is true. I chose exactly what I wanted on a couple of
occasions and got trouble with Shutdown. It wouldn't switch the machine
off.
So I set them back to their defaults, came out of there and just chose
"High Performance" and have had no problems since.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

I found, when I got to the heart of Power Options and you get a list of
various things that you can set, disable etc., that the list is
presented as though each item is independent of the others. I'm not
sure this is true. I chose exactly what I wanted on a couple of
occasions and got trouble with Shutdown. It wouldn't switch the machine
off.
So I set them back to their defaults, came out of there and just chose
"High Performance" and have had no problems since.
There was some talk a while back about the ambiguity of the names.

In particular, the term "power switch" seems to be used to mean both the
mechanical switch you press with your finger and the soft switch you
click on with the mouse.

If that's true, it surely doesn't help the situation :)
 
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J

Jason

Did you try going into Power Options in the Control Panel?? Go there
and then click on "Choose What the Power Buttons Do" and set/reset
those parameters.
I've tried every combination I can think of to no avail.
 
J

Jason

On Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:24:23 +0100 "Robin Bignall"
I found, when I got to the heart of Power Options and you get a list of
various things that you can set, disable etc., that the list is
presented as though each item is independent of the others. I'm not
sure this is true. I chose exactly what I wanted on a couple of
occasions and got trouble with Shutdown. It wouldn't switch the machine
off.
So I set them back to their defaults, came out of there and just chose
"High Performance" and have had no problems since.
I'll try that experiment. The machine does shut off, though, but only for
3 or 4 seconds.
 
T

The Seabat

Something else comes to mind. Have you been into the BIOS and checked
to see if "Wake On Lan" is turned off, assuming you don't use these
features? Or Wake on something else might be kicking it on after shut
down.
 
J

Jason

Something else comes to mind. Have you been into the BIOS and checked
to see if "Wake On Lan" is turned off, assuming you don't use these
features? Or Wake on something else might be kicking it on after shut
down.
I've checked that but will take another look. Disabling wireless
networking didn't seem to make any difference.
 
R

Robin Bignall

I've checked that but will take another look. Disabling wireless
networking didn't seem to make any difference.
I seem to have fixed this so that sleep and hibernate now really do
work, by going through every entry in Device Manager that has Power
Options and unticking everything that allows the device to wake the
computer up. The network adapter has several.
 
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J

Jason

On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:23:25 +0100 "Robin Bignall"
I seem to have fixed this so that sleep and hibernate now really do
work, by going through every entry in Device Manager that has Power
Options and unticking everything that allows the device to wake the
computer up. The network adapter has several.
Interesting! I began to do that but was daunted by the sheer number of
places I had to click so I gave up. Maybe I should persist. Thanks.
 

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