Enabling APM and Remote shutdown in Windows 2000 Pro on a Dual Processor Machine
Posted on 2006-03-26
I have a Tyan Tiger MPX S2466N-4M Motherboard with Dual 2.0ghz Athlon Procs and the latest Bios installed. When windows 2000 shuts down, it hangs at the 'its ok to turn the box off' screen instead of completely shutting down, either from a local or a remote shutdown command. The Bios has power management enabled, but windows does not have the APM tab in the power management section that has been referenced in numerous posts (its service pack 4).
I recently upgraded the Phoenix Bios, thinking that that would help, (the old bios did have a power management section, and it was enabled). I have been looking around, but found no references to being able to get this to work after the fact, i.e. being able to load power management features into W2K if they are not there initially. is there any known way around this.......
*Additional...... I found a post from 'Dog' that suggested installing Legacy nt/apm support. I followed the advice and that solved half the issue.....The machine now shuts down all the way, from the Start, Shutdown Dialog, but still won't shutdown all the way if i issue a 'remote' shutdown command using 'Shutdown.exe' i.e. Shutdown /s /m \\machine name. It is still hanging at the 'Safe to turn off' message......I'm nearly there, if this last bit can get solved...Dude's, I'll be a happy camper, then i can get the rest of the troublemakers in line!
Any insights and suggestions would be greatly appreciated....