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By arka14 ·
Hi,

Can I make my NT Machine to switch off automatically when i click shutdown? it stays on at the prompt "Restart".

I want to go home just after clicking shutdown instead of waiting for my machine to upload my profile, save all data and closeall net connections. damn, its frustrating. My GF also is effected by this

Thanks in advance for cooperation

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by rwdavisjr In reply to NT Auto Switch Off

This is a hardware issue. When NT 4.0 was
developed the ATX switched power supply was not
available. The popular power supply available at
the time was the "hard" on-off switch type. This
requires a physical push to turn on or off. The
newer types are controlable via software. Since
this function was not widely available when
Microsoft created NT 4.0 they did not include this
function.

No service pack update has it either. NT 4.0 will
function using the switched power supply it cannot
generate the code signal to actually turn it off.
That requires a software update and I don't know
of any out there.

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by arka14 In reply to NT Auto Switch Off

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by sgt_shultz In reply to NT Auto Switch Off

a lamp timer?

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by Dark Force In reply to NT Auto Switch Off

You might try the PCs manufacturer, they might have a patch that will power the machine off on Shutdown. We use a lot of Dells running NT 4.0, and they do power off when you tell it to Shut Down.

Good Luck,
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by Vikas Viswam In reply to NT Auto Switch Off

On the Windows NT Service Pack 6 CD, use the -x switch to expand the files to a temporary directory.(\\N078\install3\Microsoft Products\WinNt SP6a)

Look for a file called hal.dll.softex and copy this file to your system32 directory. In the system32 directory, rename hal.dll to hal.dll.old and rename the hal.dll.softex to hal.dll

In the registry, look for the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and change the value of PowerdownAfterShutdown to 1 (DWORD).
Reboot the machine and you will find that it will power off when shut down.

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by Vikas Viswam In reply to NT Auto Switch Off

On the Windows NT Service Pack 6 CD, use the -x switch to expand the files to a temporary directory.(\\N078\install3\Microsoft Products\WinNt SP6a)

Look for a file called hal.dll.softex and copy this file to your system32 directory. In the system32 directory, rename hal.dll to hal.dll.old and rename the hal.dll.softex to hal.dll

In the registry, look for the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and change the value of PowerdownAfterShutdown to 1 (DWORD).
Reboot the machine and you will find that it will power off when shut down.

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