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By dtaylor7046 ·
I have had Windows XP Pro. for about 6 years now (?) and for all these years I have never seen the statement "It is okey to shut off your computer)! Why is this message missing from the shutdown secquence? I have to waite until the sereen goes dark the I shut off my computer. Is there a way to get this message to appear on my computer screen saying it is okey to shut off my system? Is there a script, bat. etc. to get this done? Any help will be of great help.

DHT

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by dtaylor7046 In reply to Windows XP Shutdown

Some times when the system shuts down this way, and I go to restart, my system restarts a couple of times, or it might run a compatiablility check, or it might do other things, like lock up, do a lot of beeping and so forth.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Windows XP Shutdown

You must explore your BIOS settings! If you have an ATX power supply the XP want to stop your computer, but probably the BIOS don?t permit this. If you don?t have an ATX power supply after shutting down the OS, the windows must return a black screen with Windows logo and ?It?s safe to turn off your computer!? message.

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by dtaylor7046 In reply to Windows XP Shutdown

After searching the BIOS for the item to shut down the computer, this is the information I came up with. BIOS: Ver. 1.21.11, CPU Speed: 133/133 MHZ, CPU Brand: AMD K7, and Type: Athlon XP. No other information was there stating the question. I do have the ATX power supply but still no logo "It's safe to turn of your computer". what is next. Help me some more.

DHT

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by Chris Homer In reply to Windows XP Shutdown

Hi, that happened when i replaced a motherboard once, its to do with APM in BIOS. Advanced power management needs to be enabled in windows once it is enabled in BIOS too.

Might be wrong, been a while lol

Hope this helps

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by dtaylor7046 In reply to Windows XP Shutdown

Sorry this did not help. I changed the APM but nothing worked the way it was said it would. Whaat else can i try?

DHT

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by bcpgm In reply to Windows XP Shutdown

I gather what you are saying is that the computer does not shut off completely so you have to manually shut it off sometime after the screen goes to blank.

This could be caused by following

1. Power supply ? Try with a different one with more wattage.

2. Motherboard ? Do BIOS flash.

3. Standard PC ? Your computer is ACPI-compliant but listed as Standard PC. From Device Manager, expand Computer to see if it is listed as Standard PC. If it is, update it to ACPI PC. Backup data and create a restore point before trying this. Refer to http://tinyurl.com/lm9l7 for more information.

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by bcpgm In reply to Windows XP Shutdown

I gather what you are saying is that the computer does not shut off completely so you have to manually shut it off sometime after the screen goes to blank.

This could be caused by following

1. Power supply ? Try with a different one with more wattage.

2. Motherboard ? Do BIOS flash.

3. Standard PC ? Your computer is ACPI-compliant but listed as Standard PC. From Device Manager, expand Computer to see if it is listed as Standard PC. If it is, update it to ACPI PC. Backup data and create a restore point before trying this. Refer to http://tinyurl.com/lm9l7 for more information.

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