PC Restarts When “Shut Down” is Clicked

When you click on the Shut Down option, your computer restarts instead of shutting down.

1. Click Start > Run and type REGEDIT

2. Click the plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
then System
then CurrentControlSet
then Control
then click CrashControl

3. Double-click on AutoReboot on the right side and change the value from 1 to 0.

Close regedit and restart the computer. Now the computer should shut down normally instead of restarting.

Comments

  1. ujka pjetracaj says

    does not work for me, but you dont push your power button, you will damage your computer… the beter way is to hibernate…

  2. R. H. Politz says

    Value was already 0. Tried it with value set to 1 and to 0. No change. Still restarts.
    I still have to press and hold the power button after it shuts down and before windows loads when it restarts.
    Using Windows 7

  3. Sharad says

    My system already has 0…what should i do? system restarts every time i shutdown…

  4. Tapan k p says

    as per your directions I do all, but in autoreboot ‘0’ is value before as normal.
    now what can I do??

  5. george says

    right click on the task bar the click properties then click on start menu then it will say power button action change it to shut down

  6. george says

    right click on the task bar the click properties then click on start menu then it will say power button action change it to shut down i may be on restart thats what happend to me :]

  7. piks says

    it actually worked for me but still it wont turn off my CPU, the screen turns blue and just says the system is shut down.. i still manually off the CPU.

  8. bobby says

    Doesnt work for me actually, tried doing exactly what you said but yet my machine still restarts when i click shutdown,…

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