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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jbadboy930, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. Jbadboy930

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    I used to have my computer set so that it would turn off automatically. Now, I have to hold the button for 5 seconds to shut it off. How do I change it back, I can't remember?
     
  2. dabwid

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    Try going to the control panel then go to power options.
     
  3. Jbadboy930

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    its not in there, i tried that already
     
  4. dabwid

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    What OS are you using.
     
  5. Jbadboy930

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    Windows XP Professional
     
  6. dabwid

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    I am using 2000 SP4. There is a power options in with the background and screen saver set-up window. Sorry I can be more help.
     
  7. dabwid

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    You might try to run a search on Google with "Windows XP Power options". I just did, alot of info in there maybe something to help you out. Good luck
     
  8. Jbadboy930

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    nothing helpful
     
  9. kiwiguy

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    The auto power off can fail if there are unreported conflicts. Instead of powering down, it hangs at the end and needs to be powered down manually (as you are doing).

    On power up there are no errors or indications what is wrong. Its an issue that crops up here from time to time, with no resolution, as there is no clue whats going on.
     
  10. Jbadboy930

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    so theres no way to fix it?
     
  11. Saj

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    The same thing was happening on my Win2K SP3 system. And it only started after we upgraded the motherboard, so that's where I thought my problem was. Did you upgrade any of your hardware recently?
     
  12. kiwiguy

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    Look at /change your ACPI settings in BIOS, they have a big influence.
    Disable Hibernation in Control Panel
    Do not place your computer in Stand By mode.

    All the above are worth looking at.
     
  13. Jbadboy930

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    took off hibernation, i dont place it in standby..im checking the other one...any other ideas while im at it?
     
  14. dai

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    enable apm in the bios
    in my bios it is just below acpi
     
  15. Linkmaster

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    Also check the power off option in the BIOS. Sometimes the setting is for when power button is used: Delay 5 sec or instant off
     
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