Computer shuts down instead of restarting
by amphiprion - 6/15/12 9:19 AM
I recently found a lot of old games that I can't play in Windows 7 and are a bit (or very) buggy. To address this, I used my XP retail disc to dual boot from a different hard drive. It is completely discrete from Windows 7 --i.e. it is not in Windows 7's boot loader and I use bios boot options to run it.
The dual boot works great, except that when I'm in Windows XP and try to restart, say, after an update, it shuts down instead. This doesn't happen in Windows 7. What would cause this and why would it happen? The XP installation has all the compatible drivers installed and shows no issues otherwise. Even all my games work flawlessly (knock on wood).