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Since I insalled XP Home my computer will not shut down.
I get an "It is now safe to shut down" message, but when I turn the power off the normal way (power button) the computer goes into a standbye mode (green to amber on the start lite).
The olny way that I have found to completly shut down is to unplug the computer.
I have talked to some people they say they never even herd of this (my own small circle of comp. geeks). :D :D <_<
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It'll probably turn off if you hold down the power button for longer than four seconds.

Windows XP is a terrific operating system, and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone. However, using the upgrade option is fraught with trouble. If you desire a fast and stable system the only option is to reformat, and install XP.

Of course, this will delete everything from your hard drive, so create backups of all your important data first, and make sure you have the original disks for any programs you'll want to reinstall. Finally, it's VERY important to run Windows update and install all critical patches. This is a huge download, but required to keep your system secure. <_<
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