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  1. pepegot1's Avatar
    A good candidate for a Sticky:

    Many people, myself included, are having or have had these problems. I found a simple remedy that worked with shutdown and automatic restarts in both Windows 7 & 10. I tried all the suggested cures SFC/snannow, registry hacks and of course the power option modifications to no avail. Then, I came upon this:

    "Allow computer to turn off this device to save power" option is a disaster. My New Gigabyte P57W would not shut down consistently. I Googled and tried many remedies to no avail and was about to return the new computer for a refund. Then, I remembered that the above mentioned option caused my other computer to restart and not shut down. I solved that problem by unchecking all occurrences of the option in device manager. So, I decided unchecked every instance of the option in my new laptop and to my delight the computer now shuts down normally and consistently. How can MS let such a glaring error pass? I hope when they upgrade Windows 10, it does not reinstall this egregious option. Many hours of agravation spent over this crap!
    How such an innocuous option, such as this, can cause the problems of shutdown and restart are beyond me, but they can and do.
    05-09-2016 03:02 PM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I'm willing to bet it's not Microsoft's fault at all. It's probably your hardware. Have you checked your BIOS for settings like "auto restart after failure/error" or "power button" set to shutdown or restart?

    I'm pretty sure that all of that aggravation of digging through the OS to remedy the problem could have been avoided by simply changing a couple hardware settings in the BIOS.
    05-09-2016 03:23 PM
  3. pepegot1's Avatar
    Apparently you are unaware of the minimal options in the Gigabyte P57W Laptop BIOS.
    Besides, how can you argue with success, unless you are Donald Trump.
    Last edited by pepegot1; 05-10-2016 at 10:22 AM.
    05-10-2016 10:09 AM

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