Dell OptiPlex Reboots After Shutdown



Absolutely
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Have two brand new Dell OptiPlex machines with WinXP Pro that reboot when
you do a shutdown. They go through the normal shutdown and then start
booting again. I've tried everything I can find on the web about power
management settings and such, and have contacted Dell who ultimately
recommended reinstalling the OS.

Would anyone have any other recommendations before I take the drastic step
of reinstallation? The machines have a ton of production software already
loaded that will take hours to reinstall.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Open the BIOS and use the default BIOS settings.

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"Absolutely" wrote:

| Have two brand new Dell OptiPlex machines with WinXP Pro that reboot when
| you do a shutdown. They go through the normal shutdown and then start
| booting again. I've tried everything I can find on the web about power
| management settings and such, and have contacted Dell who ultimately
| recommended reinstalling the OS.
|
| Would anyone have any other recommendations before I take the drastic step
| of reinstallation? The machines have a ton of production software already
| loaded that will take hours to reinstall.


Dell OptiPlex Reboots After Shutdown