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Powering off PC from XP

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mefast

Guest
#1
I was wondering how to configure my PC so the computer powers
off when I shut down XP. Currently I get a message telling me its
safe to shut my computer off, I must hold the power button in
for approximately 7 second then the power is switched off.

Is this normal behavior for XP? In Win 98SE when I shut down it closed windoze and shut power off.

Any help appreciated.

mefast
 
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voodoo2uk

Guest
#2
power off

I got this message too.

I took the board out and put it in another case and it closed down propperly. So, I figured it was something to do with the case.

Looks like it is gonna be a common problem with XP.

There has got to be a solution though.

Sorry, I cant help.

But u are not alone
 
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Highwind7777

Guest
#3
u must enable Advanced Power Management..right click on desktop>properties>sceen saver>power>APM, enable it...if u dont have APM, then u have ACPI which is much better and it should shut down, but u have a major problem...
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political User
#4
Go to the control panel
Power options
APM and Enable Advanced Power Management support

If you do not see the APM tab, then make sure you have APM enabled in the bios, is a bit strange as it was disabled (ie the checkbox was clear) on every fresh install of XP that I have performed.
 

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
#5
Your case and mb must support ATX power supply, which allows it to use APM and autoshutof and softpower on
 

Akash

OSNN Senior Addict
#6
also depends if your BIOS is complient with apm/acpi
make sure latest updates are in

sad thing is usually if you update the bios in such a big change like acpi compatibility, you will have to reinstall =/
 
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mefast

Guest
#7
Thanks for all the suggestions. The fix was supplied by Electronic
Punk

<<Go to the control panel
<<Power options
<<APM and Enable Advanced Power Management support

<<If you do not see the APM tab, then make sure you have APM <<enabled in the bios, is a bit strange as it was disabled (ie the <<checkbox was clear) on every fresh install of XP that I have <<performed.

Thank you much!

--mefast
 

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