Enabling APM in XP (related to shutdown issues)

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How do you install APM in XP? In 98, my computer had it. I did clean install. I enable APM in the bios setup, and it isn't in xp. I need it to resolve the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" problem with shutdown. Every time I shut down, i have to hit my standby power button, shich reboots computer, then I have to hold it for 5 seconds. This probably harms the computer... I do have hibernation enabled. No APM in device mgr or in power properties. No apps installed.
 
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Is you hardware on the Microsoft's compatibility list for XP? Even if it is you may still need a BIOS update to correct APM. To get the BIOS update go to the manufacture's web site of your PC or motherboard.
 
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