[Solved] Automatic power off on shutdown

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mwillshaw

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Hope this is the right category for this query.
I have recently installed a new primary hard drive, to which I have installed windows 2K.
Since doing this, rather than windows switching off the computer automatically at shutdown, I get the 'it is now safe to turn off your computer' screen and I have to switch off manually. I know this is only a minor niggle, but is there a quick solution that will get me back to automatic power off?'it is now safe to turn off your computer
 
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when it powers down its still on... the monitor is. Theres power til you turn the electricity off to it by pushing the monitor button.
But you have a black screen while the light turns amber rather than green.
If yours is showing the splash saying you can turn the monotor off now , then its hanging.

Try holding the shift key down while its shutting down. Let us know if it works or not
 

mwillshaw

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No, I just get the same screen. The monitor is not a problem, but the computer uesd to switch off completely along with fans etc. Could this be something in the BIOS that needs setting?:confused:
 

mwillshaw

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Just the ticket!
I enabled APM and it works fine now.
Thank you for your help:D :D :D
 
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That's great news, thanks for sharing it. I will mark this thread solved.
 
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