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XP Pro won't shut down

by dreamsongwriter / January 27, 2010 11:24 PM PST

Recently installed new Hard Drive and XP Pro. Now XP Pro won't shut down. It goes thru the "logging off", "saving your settings" and when it gets to Windows is logging off" it stays there. Any suggestions?

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Sounds proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2010 11:59 PM PST
In reply to: XP Pro won't shut down

After a fresh install there are 10 or more drivers to find and install. Supply the list you used so others can point out what was missed.

And remember that the Update Driver button "doesn't work."

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If this new hard drive ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 28, 2010 12:10 AM PST
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contains a fresh installation of XP Pro on a computer that previously had no shut down "problem" I would suggest that you take a loop in the Control Panel for the Power Settings. This assumes that you did not make any BIOS alterations.

What you have described isn't really a "Shut Down" problem because it has shut down - it is a Power Down issue.

"When Windows XP won?t powerdown automatically, the APM/NT Legacy Power Node may not be enabled. To enable this, right-click on the My Computer icon, click Properties | Hardware | Device Manager | View. Check the box labeled ?Show Hidden Devices.? If it?s available on your computer, there will be a red X on the APM/NT Legacy Node. Try enabling it and see if this resolves the powerdown problem (Tip from Terri Stratton). Or, to check the other side of the APM/ACPI coin, open the Power Options applet in Control Panel. If there is an APM tab, make sure the ?Enable Advanced Power Management Support? box is checked."

several other recommendations on that page.

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