Getting rid of message "its now safe to turn off your computer"

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Buffy, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Buffy

    Buffy Guest

    I know there's a way of doing this and to get the PC to shut down
    automatically but for the life of me can't remember how.

    Any ideas?

    Buffy, Jun 25, 2004
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    ICee Guest
    ICee, Jun 25, 2004
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  3. Buffy

    Ray Guest

    It depends on your power supply. Older computers are usually "AT"
    and AFAIK can't be shut down by Windows because they are turned
    off by physical flipping a switch on the computer to cut power.

    Newer computers are ATX and are shut "off" by a signal either from
    the OS (Windows, Linux, etc.) are the momentary contact switch
    (power switch) on the computer.

    (ATX computers really don't totally shutdown. A small current
    continues to be used by the motherboard to detect the pressing of
    the power switch or a special key on the keyboard.)
    Ray, Jun 25, 2004
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