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Automatic system shutoff?'s

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:46 pm
by KHPower
This question is pertaining to the Compaq Presario laptop I am using.

I installed a new hard drive 2 weeks ago and everything is going great! I do have one problem. When I choose to shutdown the system it go's to a screen that says "It is now safe to shut off your computer". I wish I had it set up like I used to on the old HD where you just shut it down and walk away and it shuts off by itself. I have tried to find a option to do this but I can not find anything.

Can anybody help me or guide me to where I would look so I can enable automatic system shut off on shutdown? or if I can install software?

Thanks everybody!

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:14 pm
by sylvan2626
Do you have ACPI enabled in your BIOS?

That problem is usually related to an ACPI enabled OS (like W2k or XP) and APM capable hardware. I have that problem on some of my SiS530 - based mobos running W2k and I think on one of my XP boxes.

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:58 pm
by KHPower
Iwill have to check , my bios doesnt have nmany options other than boot order and power options related to performance.