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What changes in the registry is needed to shutdown the PC automatically after clicking on the shutdown button

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by RAMAC-9846778 In reply to Automatic Shutdown

What operating system (OS)?

If you have a Win 2000 Pro. OS then use the regedit and go to

HKEY_Local_ Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Add a new string labeled PowerDownAfterShutdown and make it's value equal to 1

Make sure that Advanced Power Management (APM)Support is enable by going to Start\Settings\Control Panel\Power Options and then selecting the APM tab.

If you are using other OSs then you may be having problems with APM (check for newest version), the shutdown sound file may be corrupted (set no sound for Exit Windows), memory conflicts (see MS Knowledge base article Q112816), application conflicts (use MSconfig to disable startup apps for troubleshooting or check the win.ini and sys.ini files), finally check for any drivers that may need updating.

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by danpiers In reply to Automatic Shutdown

Typically, this is not a Registry issue. ATX systems automatically shut down the system when you exit Windows, and AT systems do not. If you have an AT-style motherboard, then the shutdown process stops at the screen that tells you it is ok toturn your system off.
To tell the difference between an AT or an ATX system, the power supply is the key. An ATX power supply uses one dual-row connector to the motherboard and does not have a heavy black cable going to the front-panel power switch. An AT power supply has two single-row power connectors side-by-side to the motherboard and has a large black cable going to the front-panel power switch. If you have the AT variety, your system is not capable of automatically shutting down. Some motherboards are "convertible" and can use either power supply, so there may be some hope. Good luck.

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