?
Solved

Windows XP will not turn off the computer after shutdown... any way to enable this feature?

Posted on 2003-03-27
5
Medium Priority
?
2,681 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Some details:

When I installed Windows XP, the BIOS has the power management settings disabled, I belive this may have caused Windows XP Pro to not install required .dlls or settings.

I have added APM support through the Control Panel-Power Settings and I verified that HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\PowerdownAfterShutdown = 1


Any bright ideas?

Hardware:
ECS K7SOM+ SIS740 (with built-in Duron 900MHz)
256 meg Dimms
10 Gig hard-drive


(Brand new, sorry I can't offer more points for this one)
0
Comment
Question by:Alaeth
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
CrazyOne earned 150 total points
ID: 8221328
See if this helps

WINDOWS XP
SHUTDOWN & RESTART
TROUBLESHOOTING
http://www.aumha.org/a/shtdwnxp.htm 

And this MS KB
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;308029
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alaeth
ID: 8221357
Thanks for your quick reply... I'm at work so I'll have to see if those help when I get home.

(Remote access is a great thing... but you can't tell if a machine is off :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alaeth
ID: 8221850
Information from the www.aumha.org site worked.  I removed the 'Keyboard power on' option from the BIOS.

Weird.



The best part though:  I searched through the motherboard manual, to use the keyboard power on option, you have to jumper J21... there is no J21 on the board, just 2 solder points :P

Anyways, thanks for the help CrazyOne, you seem to be a foutain of useful information from what I've seen.  ;-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alaeth
ID: 8221855
I managed to find a valid reference to what was causing the problem from one of the web-sites posted as an answer.

Very quick responce,  thanks.
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
ID: 8222015
:>)
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Migration of Exchange mailbox can be done with the ExProfre.exe tool. But at times, when the ExProfre.exe tool migrates the Exchange Server user profile, it results in numerous synchronization problems. Synchronization error messages appear in the e…
Sometimes people don't understand why download speed shows differently for Windows than Linux.Specially, this article covers and shows the solution for throughput difference for Windows than a Linux machine. For this, I arranged a test scenario.I…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question