Q: Windows 7 computer restarts automatically after shutdown

I recently built a new PC running W7 (64).  When I shut it down, it appears to shut down properly, but a few seconds after it shuts down, it restarts itself.  In addition, if I put it to sleep it appears to go to sleep properly, but when I return to the computer, the fans will be running on high/max speed and I will have to hold the power button down to get this to stop - but then, if I press the power button a second time, it appears to exit sleep properly.  I have not had any problems or crashes while using the computer - so the problem seems to be confined to an inability to shut down / sleep.  Any help would be appreciated.



I had the same problem, this is what I did and it works fine now.... very easy to do. Carefull when your in the Registry.




Try this:  Press (Windows Key)+R and type in regedit and hit enter.  Locate the following key:

Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Double Click on "PowerdownAfterShutdown"

Change it to "0" if it is "1" OR
Change it to "1" if it is "0".

And hit Enter.

Then restart the computer and after it restarts try to shutdown again.  Hopefully this will work for you. :)

***If this doesn't work make sure you change the value in regedit back to what it was originally***
Thanks to Brandon Ouellette as I took his advice!!

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 Do you get any error message?

1)     Press WIN + R to open a Run window.

2)     Type in eventvwr in the run box.

3)     Find these error and double click to open the Event Properties.

4)     Click Copy and post in this thread.

Meanwhile, I would like to share the following websites with you.


 Note:  Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

 You can search your Error ID in this website, and find solutions to your error according to the source name.

 Moreover,  by comparing these three error ID, I suspect that your issue is properly caused by Service Control Manager. Therefore, I would like to share a technical material with you too.

 Event ID 7001 — Service Start Operations 

Perform an online virus scan because this may happen if your computer is infected with virus in the link given below


Nathan Bracken

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