Re: Windows XP Shutdown Problem

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jimchip, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. Jimchip

    Jimchip Guest

    On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 23:10:10 GMT, Jeff L wrote:
    > I just upgraded a PC from Windows 98SE to Windows XP Pro over the
    > weekend. It is a clean-install using NTFS. The problem is that when
    > I shut the computer down, it won't power all the way off. The hard
    > drive will stop running, but it will hang on the Windows XP screen
    > (black background) that says "It is now safe to switch off your
    > computer". It shouldn't do this at all on an ATX machine, and it
    > never did it on Win98. In order to shut all the way down, I need to
    > press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
    > I updated to the latest BIOS (which was dated 12/30/1999), and that
    > was no help. I also downloaded and installed SP1 and all critical
    > updates for WinXP. The motherboard is 5 years old, and is a FIC
    > VB-601 with an Intel 440BX chipset. CPU is Pentium-3, 550 MHz.
    > Has anyone ever seen this before? Is it possible to resolve this
    > issue without buying any new hardware (motherboard, CPU, etc)?

    Maybe something here will help:

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    Jimchip, Jul 15, 2003
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  2. Jeff L

    Jeff L Guest

    On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 23:47:09 -0000, Jimchip
    <> wrote:


    Thanks! This solved my powerdown problem. I needed to enable the
    APM/NT Legacy Node in Windows XP. If anyone else is having this
    problem, go to the above website, and follow instructions under
    "Powerdown Problems".
    Jeff L, Jul 15, 2003
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  3. thesaxmaniac


    Jun 28, 2006
    Helpful, but I don't know much!

    Hi all.
    I've got the same problem. Windows shuts down but no powerdown etc.

    However I can't enable the APM/NT Legacy Node in Windows XP. I'm running XP Home and I don't seem to have that option ANYWHERE! Can someone please help me?
    thesaxmaniac, Jun 28, 2006
  4. animonster


    Aug 9, 2006
    Same problem

    Ok, I have the same problem at home, but I am running windows xp pro. (The best part of my problem with my home computer is that it used to work before a hard drive format)

    I have no apm tab in power options of the control panel, and no APM/NT Legacy Node in the device manager. The computer type is set to ACPI multiprocessor pc.

    I compared this against my beast of a graphics workstation at work, and it doesn't have the apm tab or the APM/NT Legacy Node either, but it powers down just fine. Here, like my pc at home, the computer type is set to ACPI multiprocessor pc.

    I KNOW my home pc is cabable because it used to power down before I formatted and re-installed Windows.

    Anyone have any good ideas?
    animonster, Aug 9, 2006
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