pc does not switch off

July 21, 2010 at 15:52:43
Specs: Windows XP
Toshiba Laptop does not switch off in start menu

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July 21, 2010 at 16:46:25
Does it freeze or do you get any error messages.
Or maybe something is still running etc.

Please post back with a little more info and i will see if i can help

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July 26, 2010 at 21:59:40
Enable advanced power management
1. Restart the computer, and press F1 ( or whatever your computer uses ) to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. Use the arrow keys to navigate. Go to either Advanced or Power, depending on which BIOS is installed, and locate the Power Management setting.
2. Set Power Management to Enabled. Press F10, and then press ENTER to exit and save the changes. The computer restarts.
3. Allow Windows to open. On your screen, locate and click the Start button. From the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
4. In Control Panel, double-click the Add New Hardware icon.
5. In the Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box, click Next.
6. Let Windows search for the new hardware. Click Next twice.
7. Detection starts.
8. Advanced Power Management Support is detected. Click Finish.
9. When detection is finished, click Details to verify that Advanced Power Management Support has been added.


Shutdown problems
Start > Control Panel > Power Options
Advanced Power Management.
Tick > Enable Advanced Power Management support.


Windows XP Stops Responding During Windows Shutdown
Does your machine refuse to shutoff at shutdown?
This may or may not work depending on whether or not your system supports APMS. Start regedit, and make your way to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] and in the right pane look for the key PowerOffActive. Change the value to 1.
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