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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Deathdealer, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. Deathdealer

    Deathdealer Guest Thread Starter

    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
     
  2. stod73

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    Check your bios
     
  3. rmay635703

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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
     
  4. Deathdealer

    Deathdealer Guest Thread Starter

    ty i will try 2morrow to see if it works
     
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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).
     
  7. Deathdealer

    Deathdealer Guest Thread Starter

    i cant seem to find anything that Alex Ethridge said in registry or in control panel or in bios...
     
  8. Alex Ethridge

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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.
     
  9. Alex Ethridge

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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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