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Computer won't powerdown

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Speakersrock, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. Speakersrock

    Speakersrock Thread Starter

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    Hi, When I shutdown my computer it shutdowns normally, But then instead of powering down and turing itself off, It says 'It is now Safe to turn off computer.'
    Can anyone please tell me how to get the computer to automatically power down after shutdown, rather than me pressing the button.
    Thanks.
     
  2. missileman

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    What system are you running? XP?
     
  3. bomber123433307

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    sound like the soft switch in the bios has been disabled.
     
  4. Speakersrock

    Speakersrock Thread Starter

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    I'm running win 2000. How would I go about enabling the soft switch?

    P.s thanks for quick replies
     
  5. yankeebean

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    you computer is not set up correctly with ACPI, follow theses steps (works on XP)


    . Open Control Panel, and then double-click System.
    2. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
    3. On the View menu, click Show Hidden Devices.
    4. Expand Non-Plug and Play Drivers.
    5. Do either of the following:

    In the NT APM/Legacy Support branch of the device tree, you will see the item NT Apm/Legacy Interface Node. It will show a red X to indicate that it is disabled.

    Right-click NT Apm/Legacy Interface Node, and then click Enable.

    After you follow these steps, Windows will shut down correctly.

    link here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=810903
     
  6. Speakersrock

    Speakersrock Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I have now resulved this problem with the link to the microsoft support website. Thanks again for advice
     
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