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Turning the computer off

By 1231 ·
After upgrading to XP, my computer will no longer power off after all of the processes have stopped. Is there a way to fix this?

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by TheChas In reply to Turning the computer off

Does it just sit there, or do you get the It is okay to turn off your computer message?

For the shut down message, you may need to enable APM in device manager.

From device manager, click on view and select show all devices.
Right click on APM and select enable.

Otherwise, start by installing Windows updates and driver updates.

Then, check out the shutdown trouble shooting guide posted at


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by 1231 In reply to

I get the message that it is safe to power down. Before upgrade, that message would flash on the screen and it would power off.

I'll check the web site. Thanks.

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