Argh! APM Problems - Stuck at "It is now safe to shut down..."

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Amik, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. Amik

    Amik Guest

    Having a minor problem with Windows XP and if I can't get it fixed I guess I can live with it, no big deal. My problem is that when I try to shut down for some reason or another it gets stuck on "It is now safe to shut down your computer" and I have to power-off manually anyway.

    Now, I have read on the internet that the problem lies with either not having or not having enabled the APM/NT Legacy Node or whatever it is called dealing with the Advanced Power Management scheme. I didn't have this installed in device manage (Yes, I looked at "Show Hidden Devices") and it wasn't there.

    I double-checked my BIOS and I do indeed have ACPI and ICPA Enabled. I'm not sure if I need ICPA or not under Power Management options but figured I'd do it anyway while I'm trying to fix this minor issue.

    Anyway, once I saw I didn't have an APM Tab in Control Panel | Power Management Options I decided to go ahead and try to install the APM/NT Legacy Node manually. It installed and now I have the APM tab in Power Management Options but it still doesn't shut down correctly.

    When I checked back in Device Manager once again I found it was indeed installed but it is in conflict (Infamous yellow exclamation point!).

    My question is there anyway that I can get this working for my MSI K7T Turbo2 motherboard or am I basically SOL? The other question: Is there any utility that will let me work around this problem and have an automatic power-off of some sort that anyone has found?

    Thanks for any help, sorry for the long post but I just wanted to try to get all the information in there. :)
  2. Amik

    Amik Guest

    Well, It was enabled. I disabled it, applied, re-enabled it and then it showed up as being ok. I restarted the computer and checked on it again. Low and behold it's back to being in conflict with something or somehow but I don't know what.

    The exact name is NT/APM Legacy Interface Node in Device Manager.
  3. Amik

    Amik Guest

    This is a fresh installation of Windows XP. It worked fine under Windows 98SE. No- I'm not going through hours of reinstalling Windows XP and all of my many applications that I use on a regular basis just to get this annoying shut down problem to go away. :p
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Check the BIG post currently running about 'tweaks'. Somewhere in there dealer (I think) gave a tweak for this.