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September 27, 2004 8:08:25 PM

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I Just formatted my HD and clean-installed win XP PRO,
and I encountered 2 little problems: the system hangs for
a short while with blackout screen right before the XP
logo with black background appears (appx 20 seconds),
then it wil continue. And when I shutdown the system, it
show the screen "It's safe now to turn off the system",
but it doesn't turn off by itself like other Window
versions. If anyone know please help! Thanks.

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Anonymous
September 28, 2004 12:47:27 AM

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It used to show this for old AT Motherboard based computers, but all ATX
motherboards now support XP turning the computer off. You can try Off
on the left hand side of number 76 at
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

This happened to me once, but I simply reinstalled Windows and that
fixed the problem. You may want to check the settings in the BIOS and
make sure ACPI support is enabled as well.

----
Nathan McNulty


Lewis wrote:
> I Just formatted my HD and clean-installed win XP PRO,
> and I encountered 2 little problems: the system hangs for
> a short while with blackout screen right before the XP
> logo with black background appears (appx 20 seconds),
> then it wil continue. And when I shutdown the system, it
> show the screen "It's safe now to turn off the system",
> but it doesn't turn off by itself like other Window
> versions. If anyone know please help! Thanks.
October 13, 2004 11:43:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I tried twice, unsuccessfully to install XP 2, and now my XP home version
will not auto turn off like it used to...If you get an answer to your query,
I would like to know it1

"Lewis" wrote:

> I Just formatted my HD and clean-installed win XP PRO,
> and I encountered 2 little problems: the system hangs for
> a short while with blackout screen right before the XP
> logo with black background appears (appx 20 seconds),
> then it wil continue. And when I shutdown the system, it
> show the screen "It's safe now to turn off the system",
> but it doesn't turn off by itself like other Window
> versions. If anyone know please help! Thanks.
>
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Anonymous
October 13, 2004 6:14:10 PM

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It is easy to fix. Some motherboards do not tell Windows XP to allow it to
power off the system.

To fix:

1) Click on "start"
2) Click on "Control Panel"
3) Click on "Power Options"
4) There should now be an section wher there is an option "Use
APM....". The option should be check on.
Your XP should now power off when shutting down.

Y.

"Josh" <Josh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9B192ED2-361F-402C-B5AE-DE7AB6D7716D@microsoft.com...
>I tried twice, unsuccessfully to install XP 2, and now my XP home version
> will not auto turn off like it used to...If you get an answer to your
> query,
> I would like to know it1
>
> "Lewis" wrote:
>
>> I Just formatted my HD and clean-installed win XP PRO,
>> and I encountered 2 little problems: the system hangs for
>> a short while with blackout screen right before the XP
>> logo with black background appears (appx 20 seconds),
>> then it wil continue. And when I shutdown the system, it
>> show the screen "It's safe now to turn off the system",
>> but it doesn't turn off by itself like other Window
>> versions. If anyone know please help! Thanks.
>>
Anonymous
December 2, 2004 3:21:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Sound good, but my Power Options GUI doesn't have such a checkbox. (I've
searching for it, and in the BIOS) I have XP Pro, again just re-installed. XP
did it on the old motherboard and Win98 does it on the same board as I have
now. So whats going on?

"Yves Leclerc" wrote:

> It is easy to fix. Some motherboards do not tell Windows XP to allow it to
> power off the system.
>
> To fix:
>
> 1) Click on "start"
> 2) Click on "Control Panel"
> 3) Click on "Power Options"
> 4) There should now be an section wher there is an option "Use
> APM....". The option should be check on.
> Your XP should now power off when shutting down.
>
> Y.
>
> "Josh" <Josh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9B192ED2-361F-402C-B5AE-DE7AB6D7716D@microsoft.com...
> >I tried twice, unsuccessfully to install XP 2, and now my XP home version
> > will not auto turn off like it used to...If you get an answer to your
> > query,
> > I would like to know it1
> >
> > "Lewis" wrote:
> >
> >> I Just formatted my HD and clean-installed win XP PRO,
> >> and I encountered 2 little problems: the system hangs for
> >> a short while with blackout screen right before the XP
> >> logo with black background appears (appx 20 seconds),
> >> then it wil continue. And when I shutdown the system, it
> >> show the screen "It's safe now to turn off the system",
> >> but it doesn't turn off by itself like other Window
> >> versions. If anyone know please help! Thanks.
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 2, 2004 11:29:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hi

Please try the following links to Jim Eshelman's web
site:

http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm
http://aumha.org/win5/a/tshoot.htm

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
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"Marconi" <Marconi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9E4B7CE4-0133-485F-AE4B-77AC152FCC72@microsoft.com...
> Sound good, but my Power Options GUI doesn't have such a checkbox. (I've
> searching for it, and in the BIOS) I have XP Pro, again just re-installed.
> XP
> did it on the old motherboard and Win98 does it on the same board as I
> have
> now. So whats going on?
>
> "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
>
>> It is easy to fix. Some motherboards do not tell Windows XP to allow it
>> to
>> power off the system.
>>
>> To fix:
>>
>> 1) Click on "start"
>> 2) Click on "Control Panel"
>> 3) Click on "Power Options"
>> 4) There should now be an section wher there is an option
>> "Use
>> APM....". The option should be check on.
>> Your XP should now power off when shutting down.
>>
>> Y.
>>
>> "Josh" <Josh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9B192ED2-361F-402C-B5AE-DE7AB6D7716D@microsoft.com...
>> >I tried twice, unsuccessfully to install XP 2, and now my XP home
>> >version
>> > will not auto turn off like it used to...If you get an answer to your
>> > query,
>> > I would like to know it1
>> >
>> > "Lewis" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I Just formatted my HD and clean-installed win XP PRO,
>> >> and I encountered 2 little problems: the system hangs for
>> >> a short while with blackout screen right before the XP
>> >> logo with black background appears (appx 20 seconds),
>> >> then it wil continue. And when I shutdown the system, it
>> >> show the screen "It's safe now to turn off the system",
>> >> but it doesn't turn off by itself like other Window
>> >> versions. If anyone know please help! Thanks.
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
!