Windows won`t shut down automatically

November 7, 2011 at 11:56:57
Specs: Windows XP
When I shut down windows goes through the motions and I get the message " windows is shuting down ", but then I get a page (a black page) saying it is now safe to turn off your computer, and I have to use the start button to close. Why does it not shut down automatically
Regards Don Robinson

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November 7, 2011 at 12:26:11
last time i saw this kind of situation was in school in 1999, Win 95,2000
how old ur motherboard?
1.So try to make shortcut and turn off through it:
%WinRoot%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00
2.Look in the devices list: if there is Microsoft ACPI, if no then either ur mb too old or installition of XP was not completely succesfull. Also try to change power settings in Bios.
I don know why, but ur XP thinks that u use AT (old, needs to be turned off by button)
instead of ATX power supply.
3. Control Panel -> Power Mangment -> Advanced -> When Shutdown Chosen... or something like that, i don remember exactly cz currently using russian version. So look for that flag and change it.
Good luck.

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November 7, 2011 at 23:35:52
Tewitt, this might help? FWIW, Windows seems to have been plagued with shutdown problems of one sort or another since day 1. I use a standalone shutdown proggie (for convenience) called 'Slawdog' (said to work on all versions, I run XP 3 ). Get it free @:
among other places. Works good and I drag/dropped the icon into my quick launch so it'd be handy for use.
Ed in Texas

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November 8, 2011 at 00:07:25
Start > Control Panel > Power Options
Advanced Power Management.
Tick > Enable Advanced Power Management support.

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