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    Brand new XP won't shutdown!

    I'm in one of my schools setting up some netbooks and a new teacher laptop.

    Stuck the XP "downgrade" disc in - got it into XP - ran my WPKG installer to add in Office etc- machine won't shut down (just sits there saying it shutting down) unless hoild power off button.

    I re-booted it - shut it down again and went home yesterday just to make sure I was giving it enough time - back in today - still says shutting down.


    Don't you just love computers - they'll always through a spanner at you to keep you on your toes!

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    So I decided to re-do the XP install and just try re-booting without installing anything - same result
    So - do I spend loads of time on it or just tell the techer to hold the power button for 10 secs when they want to switch off

    Si

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    Id go to bois and play with the power management modes, and check to see if there is any updates.
    The 10 second trick will cost you next term.

    When you reinstalled XP, did you use the sata drivers, or use the drive in compatible mode ?

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    You could enter the brave new world of Windows 7 you know Si

    On a serious note I've had this with some new motherboards of late not shutting down XP properly, a bit of a fiddle with power settings in the BIOS (turning them off to simple mode / don't save energy, don't be green etc) seemed to make it everntually shut down but it does take longer to shut down than a much older PC but it shuts down which must be the key thing.

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    The 10 second trick will cost you next term.
    There doesn't seem to be any power options in the BIOS
    Tried setting drive to IDE mode - no differenence

    I'm going to take it home and see if I can get any driver updates at my leisure.

    At least I've got a new trolley full of netbooks done so there is soime job satisfaction

    Si

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