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    Windows shutdown

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    by computab ·

    When The computer shuts down, it sticks at ‘it is now safe to turn off your computer’. Is this a Windows setting or BIOS? How do I change it to shut down automatically?

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      by simy ·

      In reply to Windows shutdown

      Enable APM in the BIOS (and maybe power settings as well).

    • #3295290

      Reply To: Windows shutdown

      by bobho ·

      In reply to Windows shutdown

      There are many reported problems with Windows shutting down (all the way back to Win95). Here’s a link to a good resource on shutdown problems:

      http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

      Also, Microsoft has an article (mentioned on the above site) that deals specifically with this hanging issue. Here’s the link to that:

      http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307274

      Cheers.

      RW

    • #3295240

      Reply To: Windows shutdown

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Windows shutdown

      For some reason, both W2K and XP do not always enable APM when they are installed.

      Open device manager.

      Under view, click on show hidden devices.

      Right click on APM.

      Select enable.

      Chas

    • #3295181

      Reply To: Windows shutdown

      by rindi1 ·

      In reply to Windows shutdown

      If the answers provided up to now don’t apply to you check what type of mainboard / Powersupply your system has. If it is still an old type with AT Powersupply then your system cannot shutdown automatically and you will have to turn off the pc by hand.

    • #3314184

      Reply To: Windows shutdown

      by computab ·

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