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Old 06-16-2006, 04:44 AM   #1
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Unable to completely shutdown.

Hello ppl,

Im having this problem not being able to shutdown FC5 completely. You see when i shutdown by issueing
/sbin/shutdown -h now
it does shutdown but then after roughly 10 to 15secs later my computer automatically boots up its so wired.

I have dual boot:
/dev/hda : Windows XP
/dev/hdb : FC5
/dev/hdd : backup drive

I experimented with having only one OS in my computer ie FC5, this time when shutting down it does shutdown normally without booting up again. I don't seem to understand the issue here why having 2 OS my computer keeps rebooting automatically after a proper shutdown but when there is only 1 OS it did not reboot automatically.

I have to always shutdown by pressing the power down button located on the font of my computer.

some specs about my computer:

Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-8S661FXM-775
chipset : SiS 661FX
memory : 1024MB
Processor :	Intel Pentium 4 630
Frequency :	3000 MHz   -   (current : 3000.92 MHz)
Support :	LGA775
Data Cache L1 :	16 KB
Trace Cache L1 :	12 Kµops
Cache L2 :	2048 KB
Voltage :	1.356 V
Processor Fan :	3835 rpm
FPU Coprocessor :	Present
Bios : Award Software International, Inc.

processor is acutally a HT.

im not sure what else to provide here anyway if anyone of you know what might be the problem pls reply.

Thank you.
Old 06-16-2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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You may have the 'wake on lan' option enabled in your bios.

Pull out your network cable and then tell the computer to shutdown. See if it still happens. If so, then you need to turn off the wake-on-lan assuming you don't use it.

Sometimes it's listed as 'boot other device' or simply 'wake-on-lan' in your bios.

Be sure to check your motherboard manual first, it should guide you on how to verify and/or turn off the wake on lan feature.


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