XP Pro Shutdown



Lindsay Cripps
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
I've installed Win XP Pro on a pc previously running 98 se. Formatted and
clean install.

Shutting down Windows closes Windows but does not turn off the PC is it did
in 98 se.

How do I fix this?


Lindsay

GreenieLeBrun
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
ACPI is probably not enabled in the BIOS, enable it.

Another thing to try is:-

Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power
Options tab.
Then click APM > Enable Advanced Power Management Support.

Lindsay Cripps
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
"GreenieLeBrun" <GreenieLeBrun@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1117691543.545602.134730@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> ACPI is probably not enabled in the BIOS, enable it.
>
> Another thing to try is:-
>
> Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power
> Options tab.
> Then click APM > Enable Advanced Power Management Support.
>

Thanks GreenieLeBrrun. That fixed it.

Lindsay

Detlev Dreyer
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
"Lindsay Cripps" <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> wrote:

> Shutting down Windows closes Windows but does not turn off the PC
> is it did in 98 se.

See if this helps:
"Windows XP Shutdown & Restart Troubleshooting"
http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm

Start with the section "POWERDOWN ISSUES".

--
d-d

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Most likely you will need a bios update. Go to the web site of the computer
manufacturer or M/B manufacturer and download their latest bios for your
particular computer. Please note that in some cases you may already have the
latest. In this case you will have to live with what you now have.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Lindsay Cripps" <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> wrote in message
news:uuaK1OzZFHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I've installed Win XP Pro on a pc previously running 98 se. Formatted and
> clean install.
>
> Shutting down Windows closes Windows but does not turn off the PC is it
> did in 98 se.
>
> How do I fix this?
>
>
> Lindsay
>
>

R. McCarty
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Your BIOS tells XP which HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) to use.
Essentially, this is the PC Driver. There are two primary types of PCs.
The newer ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface) and the
older "Standard PC" or APM (Advanced Power Management).
Many times an older PC will inform XP to use ACPI, but the BIOS is
not fully ACPI Compliant. In that case, the APM support is not enabled.
You need to open the Power Applet in Control Panel and see if there is
an APM (TAB). If so enabling APM support should allow the PC to
power itself off. If APM isn't available then a BIOS update as Richard
suggested may help. You should also check your BIOS settings, since
ACPI may not be enabled.
You can check which HAL is installed by expanding the Computer
category of Device Manager. A number of older HP Pavilion desktops
exhibit this behavior.

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23uF28U2ZFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Most likely you will need a bios update. Go to the web site of the
> computer manufacturer or M/B manufacturer and download their latest bios
> for your particular computer. Please note that in some cases you may
> already have the latest. In this case you will have to live with what you
> now have.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Lindsay Cripps" <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> wrote in message
> news:uuaK1OzZFHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> I've installed Win XP Pro on a pc previously running 98 se. Formatted and
>> clean install.
>>
>> Shutting down Windows closes Windows but does not turn off the PC is it
>> did in 98 se.
>>
>> How do I fix this?
>>
>>
>> Lindsay
>>
>>
>
>


XP Pro Shutdown