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NT Shutdown on Lap-Top

By grioslazo ·
Lap-Top is a Toshiba Satellite Pro 480 with NT 4.0 installed. When selecting shutdown the machine goes through the house keeping maintenance of closing files and writing them to the hard disk, but instead of turning the power off and shutting down the machine it only goes to the message asking to restart the computer instead. The machine goes to sleep mode and consequently the battery gets drained. Is there a way to get the machine to power off at the end of this procedure?

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by coily2 In reply to NT Shutdown on Lap-Top

Contact Toshiba and ask about power management features of this model. On some computers (specifically Compaq) updating the SP in NT hoses power management features and your machine will not behave as it once had. Check the web site, there is probably aneasy fix.

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by jsarosy In reply to NT Shutdown on Lap-Top

The previous post sounds good, I would take a look at the power management settings first. If that doesn't work, try taking a look at the registry. The registry setting you want is located in HKLM\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon. The entry is "PowerdownAfterShutdown". If it's enabled it will read "1" otherwise if power down after shutdown is not enabled it will read "0" or the entry will not be there at al which might cause your problem.

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by LoC In reply to NT Shutdown on Lap-Top

The power management support features in WinNT are not as robust as those in Win9x. Although the above registry key exists and there might be some laptops that support it, most laptops would just restart themselves, not powerdown. If you insist onrunning NT, then you are forced to manually power down after WinNT shuts down. This is fixed in Win2K with its APCI support.

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by rindi1 In reply to NT Shutdown on Lap-Top

Download the NT Drivers and Tools for your Toshiba Satellite from the Toshiba site, then install them (particularly the powermanagement stuff). Those should get your notebook to shutdown correctly.

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by stephenr In reply to NT Shutdown on Lap-Top

From my dealings with this, starting from SP4, you need to copy hal.dll.softex to %systemroot%\system32 - as hal.dll. Rename the old one first or course. As the other comments have stated, you need to make sure HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
PowerDownAfterShutdown = 1
On the first shutdown, system still uses old hal.dll. Next shutdown system should poweroff, p.v. the system supports it. This only works if you select Start --> Shutdown. If you press Ctrl+Alt+Del andselect shutdown, machine will give you the little dialog box instead why?
If you don't have at least SP4, machine will just reboot everytime you try to shutdown....Stephen.....

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