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Windows XP shutdown problem

By E.B. ·
I am running Windows XP Pro (an upgrade from Windows ME).
My computer will not shut down automatically, but instead display the message "It is now safe...".

I have the APM enabled.
I checked in the device manager and the NT Legacy is OK.
I updated everything Microsoft offers in their FAQ to resolve this issue.
I went to other websites that offer a solution and with no avail.

The only thing I did not do is upgrade the BIOS.
Does anyone have a suggestion? If I upgrade the BIOS, can itcause any problems to my computers' components? How do I do that?

Many thanks for your help.

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Yes it can cause problems, but...

by mrafrohead In reply to Windows XP shutdown probl ...

Okay, here's the deal... a GREAT rule of thumb.

If it aint broke, don't fix it.

Basically you don't want to do a BIOS upgrade if your computers running 110%, because there is a chance of making things not run so well.

Although, if I was you, and in your situation, I would just do the BIOS upgrade, because you are obviously having a problem. The best way to handle the upgrade is to go to your Motherboards manufacturer and download the BIOS and utilities there. Or whoever made the computer, should it be a prefab.

And one other thing for you... When you have a few hours to spare. Format your computer and do a FRESH install of your OS. Upgrades are bad. Things like what's happening now happen. You're ALWAYS better off doinga FULL install of your OS.

Should you have ANY questions, or need any help. Send me an e-mail.


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XP Install

by carlese In reply to Windows XP shutdown probl ...

First go into the bios and load setup defaults. Remember to make note of all your current settings first! This has help with some issues.

Best thing to do with XP is to do a fresh install. Upgrading is 1 big problem. Every computer I have loaded it on fresh has been flawless with the exception of a few sound drivers that wernt available.

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Have you thought of your anti-virus?

by ccomputers In reply to XP Install

If you have Norton, turn off the CHECK FLOPPY DISK ON EXIT. That sometimes works.

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