Shutdown problem Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wildmen, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. wildmen

    wildmen Guest

    I have a strang problem, when i shutdown my computer, the computer restarts again. I have windows proffesional xp Netherlands. With sp1 installed. I have search for the solution on the internet but can't find anything. I have installed al the updates from microsoft. And sp1 but that's not the solution.

    Can anybody help me?
  2. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    have you got easy cd creator 4 or 5 installed :cool:

    [Edit] and may i take this opportunity towelcome you to the forums:)
  3. wildmen

    wildmen Guest


    THANKS for the solution, it works. Just one more thing. If i shutdown the computer I get the message that I can shutdown the computer, but I want to shutdown automaticly. And i don't want to push the power button to shutdown the computer. Do anyone know how to fix that.

  4. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

    since you have SP1 installed you should be able to use the "shutdown.exe" program included with windows to shutdown w/o having to hit the power button.
    just make a shortcut with the target as "shutdown -f -s -t 00" w/o the quotes where
    -f = force all programs to close
    -s = shutdown (use -r for restart)
    -t 00 = time in seconds to wait
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    - Go to the Device Manager.
    - Show menu > Show hidden devices
    - Activate NT Apm/legacy Support

    Never tried it, heard it works. Should do the shutdown properly.
  6. wildmen

    wildmen Guest

    Re: Re: THANKS

    Yes I want to power the system off by windows after the shutdown process.

  7. Sux

    Sux Guest

    I've needed Zedric's solution and it works a treat
  8. klutzo

    klutzo Guest

    Yes it indeed works a treat!