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Windows Thread, Its now safe to turn your computer off in Technical; Thats the message guys. Had some Old RM Celeron 600's that I upgraded to 256mb RAM to run Win2000 on ...
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    Its now safe to turn your computer off

    Thats the message guys.
    Had some Old RM Celeron 600's that I upgraded to 256mb RAM to run Win2000 on my Ranger Network - now the sods wont shut down - I have been all over the place looking for an answer - any ideas

    Cheers

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    I have some of those!!!

    Tried upgrading the bios?

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    First thing I did! is RM an abbreviation of something rude?

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    Usually a driver problem. Try upgrading your drivers too.

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    After the Bios flash - I went onto the RM site and downloaded every single driver to make sure that there were no 98 legacy stuff in the image - it only happens on that generation of PC as I had some OSIS ones from Capita so its got to be something common

    Cheers

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    Quote Originally Posted by Furan
    ...is RM an abbreviation of something rude?
    lol! That was an early thread here Ripoff Merchants I think you'll find!!!

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    Im being Cynical Mark of course!!! Im an old sweaty techie well used to the world of RM but a newbie in here - looks like it could be fun

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    Power management either in the BIOS or on your screen saver tab on display settings goto power options and its in there somewhere.

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    That's not Cynicism - that's realism!!! [you darn quick on the reply there feller! ]

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    Maybe ACPI is broken?

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Maybe ACPI is broken?
    If that is the case or for some reason it is off you may find that your new images will BSOD on loading if you turn it back on.

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    no, it'll just fall back to APM. Ick.

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    Power Down the Computer After Shutdown
    This tweak sets the XP machine to power off completely rather than stop at the prompt advising users it's now safe to power off the machine.


    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]
    Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
    Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value] // Value Name: PowerdownAfterShutdown
    Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]
    Exit Registry and Reboot
    Try this it worked for me

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    Re: Its now safe to turn your computer off

    Hi

    I just had the very same thing about a month ago when I upgraded a room to Windows XP.

    Using Windows 98, the machines shutdown automatically, then after a clean Install of XP, they just went to the "Its now safe to turn your computer off" screen, I had to upgrade my Bios, BUT after the Bios had been brought upto date, I had to re-install Windows XP because it didn't have the correct Bios settings before, the correct Power Management Drivers and bits and bobs wern't present, after a Re-Install on the new Bios all was well.

    I then just ghosted the machine with the correct settings, installed the Bios on the other machines and then copied the ghost image over

    Regards,

    Matt



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