Windows XP Home does not shutdown properly?
Posted on 2005-04-11
I just did a clean upgrade of my parent’s computer from Win98 to WinXP. Everything worked fine with Win98. Now there is a problem with XP. When I turn off the PC (Start --> Turn off Computer), it does not completely turn off. What I mean by this is the system reports WinXP is shutting down and the monitor goes blank, but the LEDs and the fans stay on. The only way to get it to completely shut down is to use the power button. When the system powers on the next time, I do not get any messages from windows that the system was shut down improperly.
Things I tried so far:
- turned off power management settings in the BIOS and in Windows XP
- updated motherboard BIOS
My Specs are:
CPU: Athlon XP 2800
Bios Version: Rev 1010
OS: Windows XP Home SP2
Thanks in advance for any information.