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PC wont switch off Auto anymore!


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daveyboyd

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My PC has recently decided that it will not switch itself off amymore, instead it hangs on the "Windows is shuting down" screen and I have to manually hold the power button for 3 secs to kill the power, anyone got any ideas as to why this has just started? thanks, Dave
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Howdy:

Go into the Power Management option in Control Panel.. Now, click on the APM tab and make sure that is enabled..

Now, boot into BIOS and make sure the ACPI option is enabled.. Save the change and reboot..

See if that helped at all!!

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Thanks, tried all that but it turned out to be a problem with one of the Norton files from my AV software, fixed itself through scandisk, thanks anyway.
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OOps, spoke too soon, it still aint working, by the way I have no APM tab in my Power Options, I am running XP SP2, any ideas????
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Windows installs updates during shutdown and if for any reason the updates don't like to install together the machine won't shut down. You might try urning off automatic updates, if that is what is happening, and do a few at a time. I've run into this problem on both my XP machines.
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