I would like to know if it is possible to stop the PC from turning it's self off when you tell it to shut down. I want it to close down but leave the monitor displaying "it is now safe to turn your computer off" Anyone any ideas please
its required by law that the monitor shuts off when there no signal detected.
the power light should go from green to yellow or a powersaving light comes on, whatever unless your using an antique it should do this. it is not using any power other than the little it take to monitor for an incoming signal. when it sees one it turns itself on.
Dudes - if you shut of APM fro mthe Bios - next time u boot into XP - there is a very good chace that it will kill the OS and u will need to re-install XP to get it back!
If the monitor is Energy Star compliant (unless it's really old it wont be) it must switch off if it does not get a video signal - but what chopper20 is trying to do - would by-pass that fail safe as the would be a signal there.
To create a shutdown shortcut on the desktop:
1. Right click on an open area of the desktop
2. Select New / Shortcut
3. Enter in "shutdown -s -t 00" - no quotes
4. Press the Next button
5. For the name, enter in anything you like. Click on the Finish button.
When you use this shortcut it will shutdown to the screen you want.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS