"It is now safe to shut off your computer"


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Guest

Hello
Regarding an XP Home box that was running fine till the HD failed - replaced
the HD, fresh install of XP Home SP2, updates, etc. Now the system shuts
down to a screen that says "It is now safe to shut off your computer" instead
of shutting off completely. This never was an issue before replacing the HD
and it seems fine otherwise. Intel first said to downgrade the BIOS to an
older version (did not help). Second call to them said it's an o/s issue and
call Microsoft. They said there is a setting in Windows for this issue but
would not tell me where it is. Anybody know where it might be?
Thanks
 
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Ken Blake

Strobe said:
Hello
Regarding an XP Home box that was running fine till the HD failed -
replaced the HD, fresh install of XP Home SP2, updates, etc. Now the
system shuts down to a screen that says "It is now safe to shut off
your computer" instead of shutting off completely. This never was an
issue before replacing the HD and it seems fine otherwise. Intel
first said to downgrade the BIOS to an older version (did not help).
Second call to them said it's an o/s issue and call Microsoft. They
said there is a setting in Windows for this issue but would not tell
me where it is. Anybody know where it might be?


Good info on troubleshooting shutdown issues here:

http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm
 

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