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how to prevent windows 2000 from shutting down with power button

How can i prevent a windows 2000 suspend or shutdown when a user presses the power button.
In windows XP there is an option in power management -> Advanced -> do nothing.
Unfortunatelly in Windows 2k there are 2 options shutdown or suspend.

Is there some registry setting or group policyor anything else  to fix this?
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
The computerhope article has an error => if you disable ACPI in the BIOS it does not eliminate all of the options ... it changes the power button so it simply turns off the system.   That's clearly not a good option here.

Note that no matter what the setting is on the power button, the button will still power off the system if held for several seconds (this is true even with XP's "Do Nothing" setting).    The only way to truly make it do nothing is to physically disconnect it from the motherboard.   This, of course, makes it difficult to turn the system on :-)   But if you set the BIOS's power options to always turn on when power is applied; and physically disconnect the front panel power switch; then the system will do what you've asked --> totally ignore the power switch.


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