Not Powering Down at Shutdown? Look here.

Lonman

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A lot of you are experiencing APM (advanced power management) compatability issues with XP in the form of your systems not powering off at shutdown. If you have this problem, look at this article posted by waddy:

http://www.xp-erience.org/article.php?sid=620&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

If this doesn't fix your problem, or the cure is worse then the fix, then you have an ACPI/APM compatility problem, you can start troubleshooting it here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q242414

More on APM:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q308535
 
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ZeroChaos

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If it doesn't work after all that, hold down the Power Switch for your computer for 5 seconds. It'll turn off after that.
 
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thecat2000

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My system uses ACPI Power Management not APM so it dosen't help me in any case.
 
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tOtEM

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Go to Control Panel- Power Options/APM and enable it .. now when you shut down .. it shuts down..
 
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thecat2000

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Well thats just it ! I don't have a APM Tab ! If I try to add it as new hardware it wont, and has a Red Cross through it in the Device Manager. But My System is supposed to be running on a ACPI System. As I have seen in the Device Manager it listing ACPI Power Management.
 
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mau108

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well sum shutdown problems also persist with Roxio's Direct CD, just install the WIN XP patch in this case and it will fix it..
 
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thecat2000

Guest
Funny you mention that, I do have EasyCd Creator 5 and yes I have installed the XP Patch. The system Shutdown ok first time. Then the next time I used my PC and shut it down again it is no restarting again instead !

Not only this But I cannot even burn CD's it won't read any CDR/W's at all. I think part of that is down to the Writer being Three Years old though ;)

This I can eventually fix, but not the Shutdown Problem !
 
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mau108

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thecat
try uninstalling EZ CD 5 (clear the registry of it if u can)
reboot
den shutdown and see if the problem persists

and den install it
and follow the update procedure word for word from the Roxio site because they have changed the procedure for updating under winodws xp bout 5 times since the initial release of the update patch..
good luck

oh here is the link for the procedure
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/ecdc/xpup.jhtml
 

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