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Old 04-18-2005, 05:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Powering down issue

Ive just built my first computer from scratch. It works fine, except for one thing.

When i shut down Windows, it freezes at the 'Windows is shutting down' screen. After this the power button has no effect but reset still works. Once ive reset, but before Windows loads, the power button works.

Just a minor thing but very annoying!!

Any ideas what it might be? Windows? BIOS?

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Old 04-18-2005, 07:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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