While trying to shutting down the Windows 8 I noticed one thing that Windows 8 restarted instead of shutting down and I had to shut down again after booting Windows 8 again.
I have been using Windows 8 Developer Preview since the day it was released and I had got many problems while running Windows 8. One of these problems is the restarting of Windows 8 instead of shutting down.
I clicked the shutdown button and went away like always and was hoping that Windows would shut down regularly but, when I came back after an hour I was shocked to see my PC still running. I had to shut down Windows again and that time the PC was shut down normally.
Firstly, I thought, that was my error as I had accidently clicked the restart button but, after few days again I got the same problem and that time Windows just logged off instead of shutting down and this time I was confirmed that it was software error as there is no log-off button in the power options of Windows 8.
I am using Windows 8 Developer Preview in two PC’s and got the problem in both of them. I am using two different copies of Windows 8 which were downloaded from two different sources, one was from Microsoft’s site and the other one was downloaded from a torrent site.
I thought if I share the problem with others, they would be able to recognize that this is not a human error but it’s an error of the core files of Windows 8.
Let’s hope Microsoft will look into the problem and fix it in the upcoming Windows 8 Beta which is expected to come in January, 2012.
If any one of you had the same problem let me know as it would be helpful in determining how many users got the problem.
Update: November 23. 2011
- I am using Windows 8 Developer Preview x86 (32Bit) and the problem seems to be in most of the 32 Bit PC’s.
- The problem went away automatically after one time shutdown denial in both cases.
- I had terminated all the apps and other processes before shutting down Win 8 in both cases.