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#1 Gabranth

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:08 PM

Hi, I recently had this computer running on Windows 98 Second Edition but I decided to get it upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition. Well the problem is that when I had Windows 98 when I clicked shutdown it would completly shutdown the computer, now with Windows XP Home when I click shutdown it closes Windows and goes to a black screen that says "It's now safe to shutdown your computer.", or something like that. I'm just wondering if there is a way to make the computer shutdown all the way when I click shutdown, rather than having to wait for it to close windows and then hold the button to make it shutdown. If anyone could help that would be great. Thank you.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:15 PM

I cant be sure, but some older computers do not support all the power management features of XP. In some cases a bios update can cure this issue, in others it is not possible. We need some more information on the computer, Make, model if it is off the shelf, if it is a custom build, we need the full motherboard make and model Normally Belarc Advisor will give enough information,
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:41 AM

Some troubleshooting suggestions: http://aumha.org/win4/a/shutdown.htm
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