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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Andersson1, May 6, 2005.

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  1. Andersson1

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    How do I enable auto shutdown in XP? So I haven't got to turn it off manually... Thanks!
     
  2. Black_Sol

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    It will be in your BIOS

    press the button to go into setup when you first boot up. then look for it under power settings (normally, if not have a hunt) and set it to the automatic view.

    However if you dont have an ATX or newer power supply then you will not be able to use this function as AT does not support auto shutdown.

    BS
     
  3. Yakiba

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    The only way I know how is to write a script using the "shutdown" command. Actually, I've only used the "shutdown" command from the C: prompt. Haven't actually written a script for it. Maybe someone else can give you clues on how to go about doing that.

    EDIT: Are you referring to actually pressing the button to turn the computer off or having it on a timer to shutdown, cuz that's what I was thinking...
     
  4. Andersson1

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    I thougt that XP had a feature to auto shutdown, when you shut your computer down. It's because my PC can only start by using the power button, but not shutdown the computer.

    Not on schedule, but when I close windows, I want my computer to automatic shutdown.
     
  5. Yakiba

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    Nevermind. Got confused for a sec.
     
  6. Andersson1

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    Arh Simple! Found it on another site.
    On some computers, by default, Windows XP doesn't power off the computer when you tell it to shut down. However, if your computer is relatively new, it can probably by shut completely off by WinXP. To configure your computer for this behavior, simply open the Control Panel, open Performance and Maintenance, then Power Options. On the APM tab, check next to "Enable Advanced Power Management support," then click OK.
    The next time you choose "Shut Down" from the Start Menu, your computer should shut down completely and then power off.

    In case anyone have the same problemo!
     
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    Thanks!!
     
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