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XP pro shutdown

by arthur_blair / April 14, 2005 8:31 PM PDT

my hard drive was faulty and was replaced and since I reloaded XP now when I shut down I get a message it is now safe to shut down your computer and I have to switch it off manualy never did this before (athlon 2200 proc 256 ddr mem and Asrock motherboard

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Power settings
by AussiePete / April 14, 2005 10:46 PM PDT
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Are controlled by your bios and in "control panel/power settings"
You need to set both of these to your liking.
Regards,
Peter

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xp shutdown
by arthur_blair / April 15, 2005 1:21 AM PDT
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Pete thanks for your input but I looked in all the places you said bios and power but can't see anything can you be more specific

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Bios
by harryo555 / April 15, 2005 1:43 AM PDT
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on startup hold down the delete key this should bring up access to your Motherboard where you can make the changes necasary.

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Power button
by AussiePete / April 17, 2005 1:11 AM PDT
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I was vague because every computer is different depending on your bios - some functions of the the power button are controlled in the bios - from memory it will be a matter of selecting S1,S2, or S3 method (your bios may call it something different) suggest your read your motherboard manual and see what and where these power functions are.
To learn about power functions in windows go to "help and support" and type "power options" in the search bar.
In any case, why turn your computer off, why not just go on "standby" - very little power is used in this mode, just enough to keep your motherboard warm - which means you get less ware and tear by temperature fluctuations on the motherboard components and therefore longer life.
Regards,
peter

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Other steps maybe needed
by lath / April 15, 2005 4:24 AM PDT
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you may try this if yr problem still has not been fixed AFTER you have tried all steps that Pete mentioned.

-control panel - add hardware - "yes, I have already...." - next - Add a new hardware (scroll down to the bottom" - "...manual select from a list" - NT Apm/.... - Next -....restart computer
(dont try this solution before you have tried with power option as Pete's recommendation)

Good luck

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Maybe burner problem
by Amos16 / April 15, 2005 5:27 AM PDT
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Hello - this problem has been known to be caused by Direct CD or some other burner of the Roxio family. If you have them, try uninstalling (if need be back them up on a removable disk) and see if it persists. Amos.

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Shutdown issues
by Papa Echo / April 16, 2005 11:29 PM PDT
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xp shutdown
by arthur_blair / April 18, 2005 7:23 AM PDT
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Thanks to all who submited input but papa echo your info solved the prob ty

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