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By rsears ·
I have had to reinstall NT 4.0 WS on my optiplex gx1, since I have done so the machine will not "power down after shutdown" correctly. I went into the registry and made the appropriate changes to the "PowerdownAfterShutdown: reg_sz 1" which added the option but, when it powers off it will power back on. I did a little research and found out there has been similar problems with Compaq laptops and NT's HAL. I would like the machine to shut off completely. Can you tell me how to make it do this without pressing the power button?

Mehul Patel?s response
According to my knowledge NT doesnot support power down after shutdown even if the system has the support as your system has it. We also have the same system. The feature is supported in windows 95/98/2000 hence it works on the machines of the same type where these 3 OS is loaded. I mean to say any of the three OS is loaded (windows 95/98/2000).

While commenting to this answer the first time I accidentally gave Mehul Patel 250 points for a answer to this question that was incorrect. I know for a fact that this feature works on machines with NT (server & workstation) because I have many identical NT machines that it does work on. That is why I am uping the points to 500 for a correct answer because I?m pissed at myself for giving them away to someone who did not deserve them!

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by akino In reply to PowerdownAfterShutdown

Did you try checking the Power managment features in bios?

My Dell powers down completely with NT.

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by rsears In reply to PowerdownAfterShutdown

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by SyscoKid In reply to PowerdownAfterShutdown

Check this tip:

http://is-it-true.org/nt/registry/rtips205.shtml

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by SyscoKid In reply to PowerdownAfterShutdown

Also this:

http://www.serverfaq.com/ntfaq/sysconf17.html

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by rsears In reply to PowerdownAfterShutdown

Thanks for the link.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to PowerdownAfterShutdown

I've not seen this in a Dell unless it is BIOS related. We use Optiplex systems extensively where I work and all of them power down with no trouble. For the ones that did give problems I found that someone had played with the WAKE ON LAN feature and various other APM settings in the BIOS. I would recommend getting the settings for these features from a properly functioning Optiplex and making the ones on the troubled system match.

Good luck!

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