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

Posted on 2003-03-27
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
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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?

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)
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CrazyOne earned 150 total points
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See if this helps


And this MS KB

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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 :)

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Information from the www.aumha.org site worked.  I removed the 'Keyboard power on' option from the BIOS.


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.  ;-)

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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.
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