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Bitmap Aug 21, 2006, 02:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I noticed this problem when I last did a clean install of Windows XP. I've never had this problem before. When I click Start, then Shut Down, and tell it to Shut Down, instead of shutting down like normal, it halts, Windows 2000 style, at "It is now safe for you to turn your computer off" or something along those lines. I've installed all of the chipset drivers, and all of my other drivers. My Windows install is completely updated. Can anyone help me?

My System Specs:
Intel Pentium IV 540 3.20 GHz Prescott Core, 800MHz FSB, 1M L2 Cache
MSI PM8M-V P4M800 Motherboard
1GB PC 2700 DDR SDRAM
ATI Radeon X850 Pro 256MB AGP
200GB Maxtor SATA
120GB Western Digital IDE
80GB Western Digital IDE


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Reason   Aug 21, 2006, 07:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I had that happen on an old motherboard, but not on any newer ones. A bios flash would have fixed it in that case, except the bios flash didn't happen and I fried the board.

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Mat Nairb Aug 22, 2006, 08:19am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Go into Computer Management (Right click My Computer, Manage),expand Device Manager, expand System Devices. Look for something called Standard PC. If you find it, it means ACPI was not detected properly. You can try to reinstall by Adding New Hardware and adding all the ACPI components manually. On my work PC I have three. ACPI Fixed Feature Button, ACPI Power Button, Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System all under ACPI Uniprocessor PC. Also make sure power management is enabled in the BIOS.

_MD_ Aug 22, 2006, 09:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah, just like Mat Nairb said, the problem is in ACPI... I had this kind of problem long time ago on my old system... removing/adding ACPI components fixed it. =)
Thanks

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