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"It is now safe to turn off your computer" ?????

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by c_wilson, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. c_wilson

    c_wilson Thread Starter

    Mar 16, 2006

    I have two MSI Mobos, exactly the same model. Both with SATA hard drives and mostly the same configuration. One of them when you click on "shut down" displays the message "It is now safe to turn off your computer" and you have to hold the power button down to turn it off. The other PC shuts down just like it should automatically. I've been through all the settings I know as well as some registry fixes and nothing seems to work. Does anyone know what could be causing this? How do I make this machine shut down automatically? I've even tried fresh installing windows as well as repair installs. Hope someone can help. Thanks.:(

  2. 1_rob_1


    Sep 19, 2005
    Ive had the same prob, kind of.
    read the info on this page: http://www.theeldergeek.com/clean_installation_of_windows_xp.htm

    especially under this title: The Role of the F5 Key and Shutdown Problems

    The option of pressing f5 at the time of install & choosing 'Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC ' worked for me.

    Hope this helps.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Did you check the BIOS to make sure both have ACPI enabled?
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