Computer doesn't restart

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Diablo1123, May 11, 2010.

  1. Diablo1123

    Diablo1123 Newcomer

    Mar 9, 2008
    United States
    Yes, strange problem.
    I've been messing with my other computer and came across this problem, if the OS tries to restart (Start Menu > Restart/When installing OS/etc.) the computer will reach the shutdown stage, but then will stay on with no video output.

    Any ideas?
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Does it do it if you try from safe mode?
  3. Scorpei

    Scorpei GBAtemp Maniac

    Aug 21, 2006
    Same problem there under Linux (try knoppix for example)?
  4. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    In windows, that tends to mean one of the processes is failing to terminate, or BIOS is failing to receive the "kill" command. There are other possible reasons, but I've never encountered them. I've only seen the latter reason in really old computers, but in newer computers with the symptom I try cleaning up the startup commands (run>msconfig). Doesn't always work, but sometimes does when someone's been messing around where they should not have.
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