Windows 2000 Professional won't power down

Posted on 2003-03-03
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13

I've got a Pentium II 350 MHz.
It's got a ATX-tower, so normally it should power
down when I shut down Windows 2000, but it does not ...
It displays: "It's now safe to turn of your computer".

So, I was in doubt if it really was a ATX-tower, but it
is, cauz I have to press the power button for 5 sec
untill it powers off, and in Win98 it powers off

Can anyone plz help me, cauz it's irritating to hold
the power button for 5 sec everytime I want to shut down
my computer.

Question by:vhkristof
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Expert Comment

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Try this in the registry but first make a full backup.

In the registry go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFTWARE, Microsoft, WindowsNT, CurrentVersion and click on Winlogon.

Below Winlogon you will see "PowerDownAfterShutdown", change the value to 1

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ID: 8064504

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 810903 might help you.
URL: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810903

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