Help please with XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bronzeman, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. Bronzeman

    Bronzeman Guest

    Can ne1 tell me how to turn off my computer without having to switch off at the wall.
    XP Pro only tells me "It's safe to turn off your computer"
    Is there a setting on my M/B bios or XP that I should be looking at?
    Any suggestions muchly appreciated.
     
  2. andy_rose

    andy_rose Moderator

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    the easiest way to turn off the comp is by going into control panel-perfomance and maintenance-power options and choose the advanced tab. from there just make sure the "when i press the power button on my computer is set to shut down, and all u have to do from now on is to hit that power button on the HD and it shuts down safe and sound:)
     
  3. Bronzeman

    Bronzeman Guest

    thx

    Thx for reply but that feature ain't there.
     
  4. andy_rose

    andy_rose Moderator

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    well, xp is configured to do that by default, so just try to hit that power button on your HD.
     
  5. Bronzeman

    Bronzeman Guest

    nothing happens when I hit button.

    regards
     
  6. Scooby

    Scooby XP User

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    Bronzeman

    You are using an ATX case right?
     
  7. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Yeah, that automatic shutdown won't work with old BIOS revisions, either flash your BIOS or upgrade mobo if the problem can not be fixed through "Advanced Config and Power Interface" section.
     
  8. Bronzeman

    Bronzeman Guest

    thx for replies

    It did shutdown in Win 98SE.
    Oh well I'll keep trying.
     
  9. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Same happened to my old machine

    Win98 Shutdown auto
    WinME Shutdown auto
    WinME and WinXP Shutdown auto (dif partitions)
    WinXP Didn't shutdown auto
     
  10. cpomd

    cpomd Guest

    Similiar query? My computer shuts down ok but monitor does not?
    monitor shutdown ok on me system? any comments?
     
  11. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    cpomd: Could you be anymore specific that that utter nonesense I just read? :)
     
  12. cpomd

    cpomd Guest

    on my old machine windowsME shutdown the monitor ok IE no green lights as if i had powered it off, whilst on my new machine running windowsXP home the monitor exhinits a flashing light after machine shutsdown is that that specific enough
     
  13. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Yeah, your monitor LED should blink orange or green, if not stay orange, it should only stay green if on, check the manual if not sure.
     
  14. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    if you are talking about bc your pc wont shut all the way down.....when you ask it to then all you have to do is right click on my computer then go to the hardware tab from there go to device manager or driver sig. not sure im at work either way its the second choice from there go to view and choice "show hiddden files" from there find the one that says i belive it is legacy support from your choice of harware profiles enable it and reset should be good to go after that,

    ps they had a post of this b4 i will edit if anything is wrong.
     
  15. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    okay found it i was close let me know if this is what you were talking about

    Originally posted by DRX.............

    1. Goto /Start/Control Panel/Performance and Maintenance/System.

    2. Select the Hardware tab and then select Device Manager.

    3. Under the 'View' menu select Show Hidden Devices. Double click NT/Apm/Legacy Interface
    Node and enable device. De-select show hidden devices again and re-boot.

    Now your PC will shutdown automatically just like good old Windows 98.

    Hope this helps...................