XP SP2 Killed My "It is now safe to turn off..." Screen


M

Mr. Debug

Before applying SP2 to my XP Pro:
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Clicking the "Turn Off Computer" after selecting my Start
button would eventually bring up a screen which informs me
that, "It is now safe to turn off your computer..."

After applying SP2 to my XP Pro:
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Clicking the "Turn Off Computer" after selecting my Start
button no longer brings up the "It is now safe to turn off
your computer..." I am left with a blank screen and no
clue if it is safe to turn off my computer.

Has anyone else had this experience? Did you solve it?
What did you end up doing?
 
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M

Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP Windows Shell/User\)

Actually, you shouldn't be getting that screen unless your system is APM
instead of ACPI compliant in which case if you enable APM as follows, while
you won't get that screen, your computer should turn off on its own after
you go through the shutdown routine:
Go to Start\All Programs\Control Panel and select Display. Go to the Screen
Saver tab, click the Power button under Monitor, go to the APM tab and
select enable APM.

If there's no such tab, try the following:

Go to the control panel and select system.
Select the hardware tab.
Select the device manager button.
In device manager, select the View menu, and turn on show hidden devices.
In the device manager window, you will now see an entry for NT Apm/Legacy
Support, expand it, and bring up the properties for the node.
In the device usage drop down list, select Use this device (enable)
Hit the OK button and then close the device manger.
You may need to reboot, but now it will shut your computer completely off
on shutdown.

If none of the above applies or helps, try the following site:
http://www.aumha.org/a/shtdwnxp.htm
 

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