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Soft off doesn't work on Windows 98 SE.

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Anonymous
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October 8, 2004 5:21:14 AM

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I built up a system consisting of an Asrock mother board which,
unexpectedly, shuts down Windows 98 safely when I push the power button on
the front. I knew this worked with XP, but was pleasantly surprised when it
worked with 98 also, without Sandisk having to run. It doesn't work on my
old motherboard, which is a FIC Pa2013. If I try it, it runs Scandisk, as
expected. So, what is special about the motherboard?

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
October 8, 2004 5:21:15 AM

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In article <ck4l0r$j14$2@news8.svr.pol.co.uk>, fellow says...
> I built up a system consisting of an Asrock mother board which,
> unexpectedly, shuts down Windows 98 safely when I push the power button on
> the front. I knew this worked with XP, but was pleasantly surprised when it
> worked with 98 also, without Sandisk having to run. It doesn't work on my
> old motherboard, which is a FIC Pa2013. If I try it, it runs Scandisk, as
> expected. So, what is special about the motherboard?
>
ACPI.


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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
October 8, 2004 5:21:15 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

fellow wrote:

> I built up a system consisting of an Asrock mother board which,
> unexpectedly, shuts down Windows 98 safely when I push the power button on
> the front. I knew this worked with XP, but was pleasantly surprised when it
> worked with 98 also,

Win98 supports both ACPI and APM and either will provide 'software turn off'.

> without Sandisk having to run.

Scandisk shouldn't run, regardless, unless you do an improper shutdown or
the hard drive is failing.

> It doesn't work on my
> old motherboard, which is a FIC Pa2013.

Then you have something configured wrong because that's an ATX board and
supports APM.

> If I try it, it runs Scandisk, as
> expected.

It should never be 'expected' that scandisk runs after a proper shutdown.

> So, what is special about the motherboard?

ACPI is what's 'different' in the motherboard, although there might be a
BIOS update for the FIC that adds ACPI (I didn't look).
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