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I believe I need a Bios update. After installing XP on an older system, it will not complete a shut down. I get the old " it is now safe to shut down your computer" screen that I haven't seen on a computer since Windows 95 went away. and I still can't turn it off with the switch. The thing worked fine with WIN 98.

a scan of my BIOS gives me this

BIOS String info:
An AMIBIOS ID String Was Detected:
- ---- ------ ------
| | | |
| | | Chipset/BIOS Info
| | BIOS Build Date
| Manufacturer ID
BIOS ROM Information
BIOS Build Date: Jul 15 1995
Motherboard Manufacturer Code Detected: 1437 - Hsing Tech Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Please Consults Hsing Tech Enterprise Co., Ltd. for support
AMIBIOS Build Tag: M728LMR
AMIBIOS Project ID: M728LMR Not listed in TAG.DAT file
For more information on upgrading your BIOS go to www.ami.com/bios.
SMBIOS info:
Manufacturer : Acer Laboratories Inc.
Product Name : ALi 1631
Version : 1.0
Serial Number: 00000000

The bios date comes up as 15 July 1995, but I never heard of a board that old with a PIII at 933 mh and USB ports. I have tried the AMBIOS web site but they direct me to the board manufacturer. Acer dont know from squat. and Hsing Tech Enterprise Co., Ltd???? never heard of them, nor can I find anything :whistling:
Any sugestions?
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The first thing to check is that ACPI is enabled in the bios.

Then check to see if APM is enabled.

Go to Device Manager, then to View then Show Hidden Devices, then you look on the list for NT Apm/Legacy Support. Under that is NT Apm/Legacy Interface Node. I found that this driver was disabled. Why, I'm not too sure, but I enabled it and now when I shut down windows, my computer turns off automatically. I went into power management and the APM was also activated/enabled....It must do this when you enable the driver.

You can look here for answers also.




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it may be just as easy as going to the desktop,right clicking choosing properties/then screensaver/power /advanced and check it of in there
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Thanks!!!!!!! :whistling: :blink: :help:
that solved it!
I have never had that happen before.
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