Dumb XP question

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  1. Bill_Mis

    Bill_Mis Stunt Coordinator

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    Please looking for a simple answer to a frustrating point:

    I just converted OS from Win 98 to XP and had lots of frustrations including updating the BIOS. All is well now except for one issue. In 98 when I shut down the system the monitor and tower would shut off together, but in XP the monitor says its safe to power down but the tower continues to run. The only way to turn the tower off is the power switch on the back of the tower. Isn't there a way to turn off the tower when you power down from XP.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Chris Luebbe

    Chris Luebbe Auditioning

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    I had a problem with this as well when I switched motherboards (and thus a new BIOS).

    My solution was to completely erase the drive the OS was on and then do a clean install. Now my PC completely shuts down on its own.

    Just make sure you backup the drive first!
     
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  4. Bill_Mis

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    Thanks, that is precisely what i was looking for.
     

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