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Windows won't shut down

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Hello,

 

For some reason when I try shutting down my pc, it wont turn off.

 

The screen turns off as if the system is off but I can still hear the pc fan's spinning and the light that shows the pc is on.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Thanks,

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Try this:

 

1. In Control Panel, double-click Power Options.

2. On the APM tab, click Enable Advanced Power Management Support.

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Hello,

 

For some reason when I try shutting down my pc, it wont turn off.

 

The screen turns off as if the system is off but I can still hear the pc fan's spinning and the light that shows the pc is on.

 

Any ideas?

Thanks,

 

Are you using Vista perhaps? The default on Vista's Start button is sleep. Go Control Panel/ Power Options and you will be presented with three power options. Click on the one that has the button filled in and then click on Change Plan Setting and then Change advanced power settings. Click the + sign beside Power button and lid and you will get a screen like this.

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Change the last one from sleep to shut down

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No, not using vista, using XP

 

Also I dont have the APM tab at the top of my power options.

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No, not using vista, using XP

 

Also I dont have the APM tab at the top of my power options.

 

O.K., so in Control Panel double click Power Options as suggested by Hulk. You should have 4 tabs

a. Power Schemes

b. Advanced

c. Hibernate

d. UPS

Go to the Advanced tab and at the bottom make sure it says *When I press the Power button on my computer, "Shutdown"*.

 

 

 

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Look in the Device Manager

Click on the + sign next to Computer

It should have ACPI in the name.

If it doesn't you should update your BIOS.

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Hello,

 

For some reason when I try shutting down my pc, it wont turn off.

 

The screen turns off as if the system is off but I can still hear the pc fan's spinning and the light that shows the pc is on.

 

Any ideas?

Thanks,

 

You didn't happen to select "Standby" instead of "shutdown" did you? S1 standby is exactly like what you are describing.

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Do you have a program/application that's not letting your machine shutdown properly?

 

You should probably run a 'pit test' and post the link to the results back here.

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