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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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I found an article from Microsoft that may answer your question, which I have quoted below. The link to the page is

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/nostandby.mspx



Ifyour computer won't enter standby or hibernation, it may requireupdated drivers. Power management features, especially standby andhibernation, rely on device drivers that support power management inaddition to compatible hardware. Incompatible video drivers preventthese features from working. The built-in VGA driver, for example, is abare-bones driver that doesn't support power management.
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First check HPs website for updated drivers for your machine. Look at your drivers from the device manager and note the version numbers, then compare that with the version on the website.
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Hi Brandy19960,

Thanks for the posting in FIXYA.

Please do the following steps:


Step – 1

Right-click on My Computer, open Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under “Startup & Recovery,” click Settings. Under “System Failure,” Uncheck the box in front of “Automatically restart.”



Step - 2


To change the setting, click Start --> Run--> type GPEDIT.MSC, click OK.

Drill down to Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options.

In the right pane, find “Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile.”

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Step - 3

When Windows XP won’t powerdown automatically, the APM/NT Legacy Power Node may not be enabled. To enable this, right-click on the My Computer icon, click Properties | Hardware | Device Manager | View. Check the box labeled “Show Hidden Devices.” If it’s available on your computer, there will be a red X on the APM/NT Legacy Node. Try enabling it and see if this resolves the powerdown problem (Tip from Terri Stratton). Or, to check the other side of the APM/ACPI coin, open the Power Options applet in Control Panel. If there is an APM tab, make sure the “Enable Advanced Power Management Support” box is checked.


Step - 4
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Try a Shutdown shortcut -


For a shortcut to RESTART Windows XP:
SHUTDOWN -r -t 01

For a shortcut to SHUT DOWN Windows XP:
SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

Step 5
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WORK-AROUND: Disable power management for your USB hub: Open Device Manager (click Start, click Run, type DEVMGMT.MSC, click OK). Double-click to expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Double-click USB Root Hub. Click Power Management. Uncheck the box “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.” OK your way out

Step – 6
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Click on the Start button.
Select Run from the menu.
In the run dialog box type “msconfig”.
Click OK.

Once in the msconfig utility select the startup tab. In the startup tab you will see several programs listed with a checkbox beside it. If there is a check mark beside the application listed, the application will startup when your computer starts up.

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