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Auto Shutdown not working

By RustyZip
Feb 15, 2002
  1. Hi.

    I hope someone can help me, i'm tearing my hair out...

    Every time i shutdown the computer, it stops at the "you can safely turn off your computer" screen.
    I'd like it to auto shut-off. I've looked in the BIOS and fiddled about a bit, but i can't find the awnser.
    Also i have to press the Power Button for 4 seconds till it turns off, even after setting it to "Instant Off" in the "Soft-Off by PWR-BUTTN function" in BIOS.

    What gives?
    Cheers, if anyone can help...

    Windows XP
    MOBO: Chaintech CT-6ATA4
     
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    If you're not using ACPI, check that APM support is enabled in Control Panel - Power Management. There should be "APM" tab.
     
  3. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 418

    Thanks Mictlantecuhtli for the quick reply.

    What exactly is ACPI?
    Is it better than APM?

    Thanks again...
     
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    Heh, I just remembered what I answered to similar question a couple of months ago.. :haha:
     
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