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Computer will not shut down

I am running Windows XP updated, and have gone to ''control Pannel'' to set the power options as follows: ''power scheme''' - Home / office > Turn off monitor - 1 hour > Turn off Hard Drive - 1 hour > System standby - 1 hour > System Hibernates- 2 hours, and clicked OK but my computer stays on all the time it never shuts down! This is new as my computer used to hibernate at night.

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  • mooburn Jan 27, 2009



    good idea but right clicking properities on desk top only brings me back to control pannel which was already set to times desired

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Right click your desktop go down to properties and click on it. then go to the screen saver tab and select power. then set the times there and hit APPLY then Hit ok.

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To automatically put your computer into hibernation
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I've attached the steps needed to be taken if your computer does not turn off.
If you pc is turned off and you can't turn it on now, please provide me more informations like;
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  • what written on your screen
  • Can you see cursor blinking or arrow
  • Any error message displayed?
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Step 1: Using one anti-virus program
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Step 2: Disabling Software that opens with Windows
For troubleshooting purposes, reduce the amount of software that opens with Windows to try and find out if a software conflict is occurring.

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