View Full Version : WINXP Home won't turn off PC on shut down ??

03-05-2003, 05:45 PM
Fresh install of WIN XP Home
When you ask the machine to shut down, it does so but gives the message screen "you may now switch off your computer" or words to that effect, instead of powering off.

The PC is a P3 800 on MSI MS-6309 VIA chipset ATX motherboard.

I have come accross this ages ago & remember there where some power management settings you can adjust while windows setup is loading, but can't remember how or what to do.
Can anyone help here ????

03-05-2003, 05:59 PM
Someone must know this one, COME ON guys

03-05-2003, 06:16 PM
You must be logged in with an account that has administrator privilages
Start > Run > "Regedit" (without Quote Marks)
Navigate through to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Click Edit > New > String Value
Name the new String "PowerdownAfterShutdown" (without the quote marks), then select it and click Edit > Modify enter "1" (without the quote marks)

This should fix it


03-05-2003, 06:20 PM
Cyberchuck, your'e a bloody genius Cheers very much