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Deathdealer

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does anyone know how to make your computer come off automatically in windows xp? it works in win98 but not winxp
when i go shutdown it would just say its safe to turn off computer
is there way to make it shut off instead of showing that screen
so i wouldnt have to turn it off myself
 
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Unfortunately you many times have to *arg* reinstall windows to fix that.

Step one change the bios setting in power management to
ACPI ?? or
ACPI + API
then save and reboot, then see if windows XP will power down on its own, usually it won't but after a reinstall it will almost always.

Cheers
 
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Problem: Computer stops at "It is now safe to turn off your computer", or words to that effect, instead of turning off the computer automatically.

I search the Windows Registry for the word PowerDownAfterShutDown and change its value from 0 to 1.

Enable Advanced Power Management support under Power Management in Control Panel.

Also, be sure power management settings are correct in BIOS.

Personally, I have never had to reinstall Windows to correct this problem--and I've had to correct this problem on at least 50 machines (very conservative guess).
 
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Deathdealer

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i cant seem to find anything that Alex Ethridge said in registry or in control panel or in bios...
 
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PowerDownAfterShutdown is all with no spaces. If you miss one character, you won't find it.

I took XP off all my machines so I can't tell you its exact location in the registry.

Perhaps someone will come along and detail each click to enable Advanced Power Management Support in XP's Control Panel. It's there; you've just gotta' search for it.
 
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In Windows 2000, it is at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows NT/Current Version/Winlogon/PowerDownAfterShutdown

Probably the same for XP.

Do you know how to use the Find feature in the Registry? (Edit> Find)
 
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