New XP User - How do I....?

  Hax 19:30 22 Apr 04

When shutting down the PC I get a "safe to turn off" sort of message and then have to press the power down button to switch off.

Can I configure the PC to shut itself down?

  VoG II 19:32 22 Apr 04

click here and scroll down to "Powerdown Issues".

  Hax 20:16 22 Apr 04

Thanks VoG™ but no joy , except that the reference to APM led me to a link which suggested I look in the Bios for "Enable APM".

This I did and indeed it was disabled but turning it on and saving to Cmos has made no difference.

  Totally-braindead 20:36 22 Apr 04

I'm not trying to be funny here but did your computer shut down before and now it won't or has it always done this?

  Hax 22:26 22 Apr 04

Totally-braindead -

I went out and bought a copy of XP Pro , installed and configured it , and the shutdown problem was there from the start.

However , looking around the net I have come to the conclusion that the Bios is the problem.

It seems that my version , dated August 2001 is too old to support this feature. [Advanced Power Management-APM]

Looks like i'll have to live with it.

I'll tick this now.

Thanks guys :-)

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