PC won't switch off

  bluto1 13:21 03 Apr 2009

Hi all,
Due to some silly problems I had to format my C drive and reinstall XP. Because my disc is an upgrade disc M/Soft wouldnt allow the installation, so I installed Win 98 SE and then upgraded to XP, no problem. Or so I thought!!!
It boils down to not switching off whan XP clicks off. The monitor switches off but the PC oesn't.
I don't even get the message that it's now safe to switch off. Can anyone help please?

  bluto1 13:22 03 Apr 2009

Sorry, XP Home SP3

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:09 03 Apr 2009

Check your power options in the BIOS

  daveeb 15:19 03 Apr 2009

Just turn off at the pc's power button after windows has fully closed down.

  bluto1 15:59 03 Apr 2009

I've already looked in BIOS, but truthfully I doubt that I know what I'm looking for. Everything looks OK.

I could just switch off at the power button, but not having done it for s few years I'd like to get back to being lazy.

I'm buying a new(refurbished) PC tomorrow and would like to have this one in good order for the young lady who wants.

Thanks for help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:13 03 Apr 2009

click here

scroll down to power down problems.

  bluto1 19:18 03 Apr 2009

Thanks a million. That worked nicely.
Control Panel > Power Options > APM tab > tick Enable Advanced Power Management.
Thanks again Fruit Bat /\0/\.

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