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Upgrading from Win98 to WinXP

By srojas ·
Hello, I have upgraded several of our old systems from win98 to winxp. These are P2-400Mhz clones. After the upgrade, they don't shutdown automatically anymore. If I hit shutdown, it goes to a screen that reads, your system is now ready to be shut down and you have to manually turn off the pc. is this a BIOS problem? Has anybody had this problem? I would appreciate any kind of help, thanks

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by dmiles In reply to Upgrading from Win98 to W ...

Yes this is a common problem with XP shutting down which could be caused by the older legacy devices and or drivers,this also applies to your USB connections.

The problem could be hardware modem of graphics card,which you will have to trouble shoot and download updated drivers.

Search TR for previous post on this problem you find your answer here.

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by TheChas In reply to Upgrading from Win98 to W ...

Start with your BIOS settings.

Make sure in the power management section that ACPI or APM is enabled.

Then, open device manager.

Click on the view button, and select show all / hidden devices.

Right click on APM and select enable.

You should now have "normal" shut down.

If not, as dmiles stated, there may be a compatibility problem with legacy hardware.


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by srojas In reply to

Thank you for the information. Yes, that worked! I enabled APM and it shuts down automatically.

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