Windows 10: Win 10 not restarting when restart iselected, does a shut down instead

Discus and support Win 10 not restarting when restart iselected, does a shut down instead in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I can initiate a shut down and then manually restart my PC/Windows in the usual way. I can log off and on again. And I even seem to be able to launch a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by terryBernstein, May 13, 2021.

  1. Win 10 not restarting when restart iselected, does a shut down instead


    I can initiate a shut down and then manually restart my PC/Windows in the usual way. I can log off and on again. And I even seem to be able to launch a restart from the log-in screen if I've logged out. But within Windows START-POWER-RESTART fails and my PC goes into a normal close down without restart. I need to emphasise, (because all the searches I've made to find a solution to this problem turn out to be about Windows hanging or freezing on restart), that it does none of those things. Instead, Windows decides that it can't restart and initiates a normal shut down as an alternative. According to the log files "The attempt by user MAIN\my username to restart/shutdown computer MAIN failed" But it does shut down fine, just doesn't Restart itself. And there's absolutely nothing else in the log file to help. Shut down just carries on as it should when that has been selected. I've tried several times, logging-in clearing the log file and going straight to restart without launching any programmes. And then after shutdown and manually restarting going straight ot the system log-file so that I could see everything that had happened in the sequence. All that happens is that the restart initialises, then the message above appears, then a normal shutdown starts instead of a restart. It's not a crash, it appears to be an ordered, normal shut down. Windows displays the shutting down message instead of the restarting message. It shuts down the computer normally. And it comes back up when I turn the computer back on again I'd appreciate either a solution or some pointer as to where I should look for an issue that could cause Windows Restart to fail, but does not prevent or have any effect on normal shutdown or booting.

    :)
     
    terryBernstein, May 13, 2021
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  2. ilgoldman Win User

    Random shut down and restart??

    Computer: Intel (R) Pentium (R) Dual cpu
    E220@2.406hz
    2.42 GHZ, 2.00 GB of RAM
    Windows xp

    Ever since I replaced the fan (with heat sink) the computer has randomly shut down and then restarted, at first during streaming, and now, will shut down and restart anytime. I tried to replace the graphics card to no avail. *Confused Win 10 not restarting when restart iselected, does a shut down instead :confused:*Mad Win 10 not restarting when restart iselected, does a shut down instead :mad:

    One suggestion was to replace the RAM.

    Any suggestions on how to repair my computer?
     
    ilgoldman, May 13, 2021
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  3. midgo Win User
    Win 10 1607 Restart Issue


    I am having a Win 10 1607 restart issue.

    In my case the PC tries to restart but the monitor screen goes black and then the monitor screen powers off.

    The PC keeps running but will not restart.

    I have to push the reset button to restart the PC.

    Shut down works fine.

    In both restart and shutdown there are no spinning dots...

    Can any one help with this restart issue.

    I have tried most suggestions on the interwebz:////

    My next step is to go back to the previously installed version 1511 in which restart worked then do an upgrade from the 1607 ISO I downloaded.

    If this fails I will bite the bullet and do a clean install but I would rather just resolve the issue if I can as I have Win 10 running just the way I like it:///
     
    midgo, May 13, 2021
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  4. Win 10 not restarting when restart iselected, does a shut down instead

    auto trivia restart script?

    I know everyone is so busy here so I'm suggesting an auto restart script so trivia is a benefit instead of a burden. Can anyone make this script?
     
    vectoravtech, May 13, 2021
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