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No Auto Shutdown!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Wishing Bubble, Jun 22, 2002.

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  1. Wishing Bubble

    Wishing Bubble Thread Starter

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    I had Windows ME on my computer and had nothing but problems, invalid shutdowns, blue screens, etc etc... so I bit the bullet and obtained WindowsXP. Loaded it up fine, everything went great, it's running great but....

    When I had OS windows 98se and windows ME, when it came to shutting down, the pc would power down and switch off itself, I didn't have to press the button at the "it's now safe to switch off your computer" Since I upgraded to windowsXP I now have to manually switch off the pc.

    I did post this thread in the Hardware section but had no joy, any Windows XP users can you help, has anyone got this problem? I keep forgetting to switch the pc off, I got so used to clicking shutdown and then walking away.....

    Can anyone tell me why the change and how can I get my auto shutdown back?

    Thanks in advance for any advice given.
     
  2. Bryan

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    Goto your ControlPanel and click on the PowerOptions icon, then click on the APM tab. Is "Enable Advanced ..." selected? If not, select it.

    Let us know what happens.

    BTW, the other thing to check for is the driver for the APM System Devices. Right click on MyComputer, select Properties>Hardware>DeviceManager. Do you see any yellow exclamation marks?
     
  3. wedor

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    Bryan's correct about that. But....I have had this problem, if the BIOS is on XP's "bad" list it may not work, I tried manually enabling like Bryan said and when I shutdown it goes into a loop and restarts instead. It just doesn't work with some boards. So try his suggestion, maybe it will work for you.
     
  4. Bryan

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    Wedor, thanks for the input .... If that's the case try going to the motherboard makers site and checking for an updated APM driver for Windows XP. Hopefully the MB maker has posted an updated APM driver to address the issue.
     
  5. wedor

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    Hmmm... I'll have to try that for the ones I'm having trouble with. I have some Tyan 1598's that have this problem, never thought of going that route, thanks for the idea.
     
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    If the motherboard does not use an xp “Approved version of ACPI” you may need to go into device manager > show hidden devices. From there check and see if NT Legacy APM support is enabled if not try enabling and see if that works for you.
    I have had to do this on several computers where the owner did not want ACPI enabled.
     
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