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    Turn off computer automatically (XP Pro)

    When I had Windows ME, my computer automatically switched off when it shut down and the screen went into hibernation mode.

    Now, with XP Pro, my computer just looks at me and says "It is now safe to turn off your computer".

    How can I get it back to how it was before?

    Thanks for your help

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    Re: Turn off computer automatically (XP Pro)

    Check your motherboard's maker website for BIOS and Power Management updates.

    Boot to your BIOS Setup and check is Advanced Power Management enabled.

    Check your Power Options settings in Control Panel | Performance and Maintenance.

    For more information, search for "Power Management" in Windows Help.

    P.S.: If your motherboard was made before 2000, Windows XP doesn't support it.
    From Windows Help:
    "During Windows Setup, ACPI is installed only if all components present during Setup support power management. Some components, especially legacy components, do not support power management and can cause erratic behavior with Advanced Power Management (APM), or may prevent ACPI from being installed. Examples of such components are Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) components and an out-of-date BIOS."

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