PC SHUTS DOWN MONITOR AND FAN
Thanks for the posting in FIXYA.
Please do the following steps:
on My Computer, open Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under “Startup &
Recovery,” click Settings. Under “System Failure,” Uncheck the box in front of
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.”
NOTE: Since someone actually has to have set this policy, the
problem will be pretty rare, but is worth mentioning. However, Forum
participant “roadrunner” reported that the personal security app Privacy Eraser
automatically enables “Clear virtual memory pagefile,” and, therefore, may be
the cause of a slow shutdown.
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.
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
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
Click on the
Select Run from the menu.
In the run dialog box type “msconfig”.
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