My laptop recently decided that when I pressed the ‘shut down’ button I really wanted it to ‘reboot’.  I looked around in Google for advice – much of which was alarmist talk about viruses and irresponsible advice to replace various drivers.

The answer turned out to be that the registry contained a ‘reboot’ flag. The instructions to fix it are here (and archived here).

Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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