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Just installed XP, how do i do the Auto Shut off?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hi!, Apr 24, 2004.

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  1. hi!

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    ??? I look everywhere but can't find the Check box for it?? You know how you shut off the Computer and it shuts down by itself.. Now with this one.. It shuts down and says "you can shut off the computer now".. ??? Yep, brought back bad memories of the old days when we would have to do that!! ha ha!!

    So where is that check off box to have it Shut down after I do "Shut Down" on the computer Thanks!!
     
  2. MrBillPro

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    Try control panel, power options , advanced and see if that will help you.
     
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    Sorry try APM in that power options box.
     
  4. hi!

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    Thanks I'll give that a try!!
     
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    Help!! When i go to the Advance Option on the Bottom where there is supposed to be a Power Buttons option giving me a choice to : "When I press the power button on my computer....."

    It's empty!! I have that option on my other XP computer?? How come this one doesn't have it??? Where do i find this APM function so i can turn it on? Thanks!!
     
  6. rude

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    If your computer does not turn off the power when doing a shutdown,
    you may need to edit the registry.

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    Edit the key PowerOffActive and give it a value of 1
    You can do the same in HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
     
  7. hi!

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    I go to shut down the computer and then it gaves me the message "it's ok for you to shut down the computer now" message..

    How do i start a Regedit? where do i find that option? And where is the APM function to turn it on?? I search on that whole tab for that word. nothing.. thanks!
     
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    I just did Run and found it.. am i supposed to do it that way?? I narrow it down to Control panel... destop.. now i'm stuck?
     
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    Highlite the word "Desktop,now look at the right pane for PowerOffActive,right clickon it and select "Modify"The next box that opens will have a number in it that is already highlited,it is probably 0,change it to 1

    If you would rather not mess with the registry,I can find a script that will do it for you
     
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    Your bios may not be up to XP's acpi standard. If the above fixes do not work, post back. We may need to enable nt/legacy power support.
     
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