Currently have an issue where most of the time shutting down the PC just performs a restart, annoying to say the least, been going on since late 2018.
I’m currently trying out this solution to see if it can be resolved.
6-Dec-19: A couple of test shutdowns later and it seems to be working, one to monitor.
Try this solution, posted as a fix for Windows 7 but worked for me under Windows 10.
Since I installed the “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”, build 16299, the desktop has stopped auto-starting, to it’s BIOS configured schedule. It’s scheduled for a 5:01am start, but every morning I’ve come into the room, since the update, it’s sitting there switched off.
A couple of Google’s later and here’s the answer, well I hope it is as I haven’t verified it yet, something for tomorrow morning. So the suggestion is to disable Windows “fast startup” mode, details on doing that can be found over at TechAdvisor.co.uk, and a more detailed explaination of why is at HowToGeek.com.
29th October 2017: Seems to have resolved the issue.
Press Windows key and R, a command box should appear.
Into this box, the “Open:” field, type
control userpasswords2 and hit the enter key.
This should display the “User Accounts” screen, in Windows 7. From here select the user name, in the main table, and uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”
A click on the Apply button will open the “Automatically Log On” window. Enter the password, and confirm it, to add the password to the system so that it does not need to be entered during startup.