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Old 12-28-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default XP Shutdown

I was wondering what is the easiest way to prevent windows xp from going to the the shutdown screen when turning off the computer. Every time I go to shutdown I have to wait for the screen and then hit the power button to turn the cpu off.

I have recenlty updated the BIOS and that did not resolve the issue.
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Dell Dimension 4700 w/ XP Pro SP2

Anyone have any other ideas on what to try?
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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what doe you mean the shut down screen?
If you are talking about the screen that says "Windows is shutting down" then this is perfectly normal, and to the best of my knowledge cannot be avoided. But why would you want to avoid it?
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:38 AM   #3
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The screen that says it is now safe to turn off your computer. On most newer computers the computer would normally just turn off. But you have to press the power button on the case.
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how old is the computer?
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At the most 2 years old. Dell Dimension 4700 P4 2.8Ghz
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:32 AM   #6
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enable apm from power options
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:46 AM   #7
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enable apm from power options
I can get to power options but I can't enable apm. How would I go about changing that setting?
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Most computers now use ACPI, so have a look in the BIOS for that and enable it. Your system is 2yrs old so i dont think it will have APM. Also take a look at this article

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=810903
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i used to enable apm from a tab in power options and also from my bios. do what that guy said ^
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