The Sams Report: Xbox, Elites and…Halo Boxes?

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On this episode of the Sams Report, there’s a lot going on in the gaming world, Apple is giving us an unusual option, and did I mention that there is a lot going on in the gaming world?

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  • infloop

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    19 January, 2018 - 1:34 pm

    <p>Brad, there are a couple of settings in Windows that you may want to check for your problem of your computer starting back up after you select Shut Down:</p><p><br></p><p>1) Turn off fast startup under the "Shutdown settings" section in Power Options &gt; System Settings in the Control Panel (can get there via the link "Choose what the power buttons do" on the left in Power Options).</p><p><br></p><p>2) Check your network adapter properties in Device Manager and go to the Power Management tab. Uncheck the option "Allow this device to wake the computer" if you are not going to use Wake On Lan capabilities, or if you are using WOL make sure the sub option "Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer" is also checked. On systems with Intel NICs and the Intel driver software, these options would be on the Power Management tab under the "Wake on Lan" section as "Wake on Magic Packet" and "Wake on Pattern Match." Uncheck them both if not using WOL, otherwise make sure "Wake on Magic Packet" is the only one checked. I keep "Wake on Pattern Match" off as that seems to wake the system on an ARP request or when there are packets with the adapter's MAC address as the destination.</p><p><br></p><p>If those options do not work, then it may be that some firmware or driver updates are needed, or if not those then a fix for Windows is likely needed. I have had the problem before and it is really strange when it happens because it would turn back on almost immediately as you describe, and not on every shut down. My only workaround for when firmware/driver updates do not solve it was to wait for Windows to boot up and then select Shut Down again from the logon screen. That is usually enough to make the shut down stick.</p>

    • Brad Sams

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      20 January, 2018 - 2:43 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#239096"><em>In reply to infloop:</em></a></blockquote><p>Appreciated, will take a look.</p>

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