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Hey,

Mom is running windows 98 on her computer, and when she shuts down..... its says that is it safe to shut down.

Is there a way to completely get her computer to power off at shut down?
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peterm

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Depends on BIOS - more info please
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What more info do you need?

Im not sure with her bios cause its not the same as mine. So i wont know my way around it
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Has it always done this? On some older machines with type AT (as opposed to ATX) power supplies this is just the way they handled shut down. With ms-dos you just pushed the power button.
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Has it always done this? On some older machines with type AT (as opposed to ATX) power supplies this is just the way they handled shut down. With ms-dos you just pushed the power button.

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Im not sure on the power supply. And as far as I know she has always had to press the power button to turn the computer button on and off.
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wannabe1

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How goes it Tony_1983?

Sounds to me...as Tyger pointed out... like you have an old AT mobo. When you go to shut down, Windows will shut down, but the power supply will remain on until switched off manually...that's the nature of this beast. (A quick way to tell if you have an AT mobo is to look at the back where the keyboard plugs in. If the keyboard plug is oversized (larger than PS2, then it is an AT)

Good to have you on board.....

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Guest_Tony_*

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Thank you, Im glad to be on board mate.

To your question, there is not USB's and only a PS2 for the keyboard and mouse.
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Howdy again Tony_1983....

when she shuts down..... its says that is it safe to shut down.


The "It's now safe" message is a pretty good indicator of an AT board or at least of a BIOS version that doesn't support automatic power off. Ain't progress grand? Any more if the machine doesn't turn off by itself, it's broken... :tazz:

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Lol, yeah it is a bummer lol. [bleep] my moms computer lol.

Lucky I use my own one lol.
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