PC will not switch off automatically

  Baffer 20:19 31 May 2006

Changed operating system from Windows 98SE to WindowsXP. My PC used to switch the power off automatically when told to shutdown. In XP it gets as far as a message which says 'it is now safe to switch off your computer' which I then have to do manually by holding down the on/off button for 5 seconds. If I hold the button for longer than about 6 seconds, the PC starts up again.
How do I get my PC to shut down (turn power off) automatically?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:47 31 May 2006

When Windows XP won’t powerdown automatically, the APM/NT Legacy Power Node may not be enabled.

To enable this, right-click on the My Computer icon, click Properties | Hardware | Device Manager | View. Check the box labeled “Show Hidden Devices.” If it’s available on your computer, there will be a red X on the APM/NT Legacy Node.
Try enabling it and see if this resolves the powerdown problem.

Or, to check the other side of the APM/ACPI coin, open the Power Options applet in Control Panel. If there is an APM tab, make sure the “Enable Advanced Power Management Support” box is checked.

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