Shutting Down Windows XP

By rashard ·
Looking for a shorter way to shut down my computer. When I click to shut-down Windows XP, it does shut-down, but after a short while I get the message that it's safe to shut down my computer and I have to press the power button to shut it down manually. When I installed XP previously I did not have this problem, my computer would shut-down automatically after 1 click. Thanks for any help...

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

Power Management

by TheChas In reply to Shutting Down Windows XP

First, verify in the power management section of BIOS setup that ACPI mode is enabled.

Then, open up Device manager.

Click on view and select show hidden devices.

Expand the computer branch.

Right click on ACPI (Advanced Computer Peripheral Interface), select enable.

Close Device Manager and re-boot.

You should now be able to shut down your PC.


Collapse -

XP Hangs at "Computer Shutting Down"

by abj5 In reply to Shutting Down Windows XP

May apply to your problem. Have an XP Home system that hanging at shutdown was caused by Webroot Spy Sweeper. Disabled that program from loading at startup and computer shutdown normally thereafter. Will try to load in safemode and see if that makes any difference. On another computer Webroot does not affect shutdown. Must be a software conflict with another program. Look for a conflict.

Collapse -

shutdown error

by rukshan911 In reply to Shutting Down Windows XP

check the acpi settings of your bios

Collapse -

go to your power

by Jesus_C In reply to Shutting Down Windows XP

settings in display properties and enable hibernation

Related Discussions

Related Forums