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turning off computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by T-Bone, Jan 27, 2004.

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  1. T-Bone

    T-Bone Thread Starter

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    How do I get my computer to automatically turn off when I select "turn off computer" in Windows XP? Right now I just get a screen saying that it is safe to turn off the computer, and I have to reach behind the machine and flip the switch on the power supply.

    Thanks.
     
  2. moebius

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    do you have ACPI? APM?
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Open Power Options in Control Panel, select the APM tab and enable APM. This assumes XP or 2K...
     
  4. RealityBytes

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    I've seen this happen on a lot of older computers when people install Windows XP. The solution is quite simple. Go into the control panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager. Click Veiw on the menubar and choose Show hidden devices. Now near the bottom you should see system devices expanded with APM or ACPI with an error icon. Highlight and choose properties, then click the enable this device tab. Reboot the computer and your problem should be solved.
     
  5. T-Bone

    T-Bone Thread Starter

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    Cool, thanks. I'll try your solutions when I get home.

    P.S. It is an old computer - but it was free so....
     
  6. hewee

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    I can hold my power button in for 5 secounds to shut down.
    Can change it so it reboots too but have to do that in the bios.
     
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