xp does not power down

  blufish 20:33 09 Oct 2003
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Hi my pc does not power down, It does shutdown and i hear a click like noise at the point when the power should turn of.I have to flick the switch at the back of the pc to turn power of.
I have xp and it usually happens when i install a new bit of software or leave the pc on for a while.
Any help would be thanked

  no1ghoul 20:37 09 Oct 2003

what are the specs-have you overclocked the proccesor?

  JIM 20:46 09 Oct 2003

take it you have the wixp service pack installed.

Try a sfc /scannow from the run command, may help.

  jimv7 21:06 09 Oct 2003

Right click the desktop, properties/screen saver/power/hibernate, tick the box to enable hibernation.

might help.

  blufish 08:35 10 Oct 2003

i have not overclocked my procesor.

Its a p4 1.6ghz

  Stuartli 09:32 10 Oct 2003

Could it be that Hibernate has been enabled already?

  plankton 09:35 10 Oct 2003

Hello, you say its when u install new s/w (or h/w?). What have u installed that has started this off?

  blufish 19:05 10 Oct 2003

it could be any software.
after i install i would shut down pc and it would not power down so i would manualy switch it off then restart it try turning it off again and it would power down but now it aint powering down at all.it is a minor pain in the .... but anoying all the same.

  obbit 19:16 10 Oct 2003

go to

"control panel"

click on "power options"

click on "APM" tab and tick
"enable advanced power management support"

hope this solves the problem, it did for me

  VoG II 19:18 10 Oct 2003

click here and scroll down to "Powerdown Issues".

  hugh-265156 19:22 10 Oct 2003

apm is only available in xp pro i think under the power options in control panel.at least i dont have it in xp home anyway.

your bios should have the option to though.

i would disable hibernation,update windows click here and update all your device drivers to signed versions if you can.

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