ASUS K7M + Shutdown in Win XP

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Mike, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    i have the K7M motherboard and under WinXP Pro i get the "it is now safe to
    turn off your computer" screen when i choose shutdown...is there a way to
    make it turn off automaticaly like all recent mainboards do?thank you

    Mike
     
    Mike, Dec 13, 2003
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    Egil Solberg Guest

    Somehow, WinXP has been installed as "standard PC", not "ACPI PC" in your
    case. This probably due to ACPI being turned off in BIOS or WinXP has found
    that your BIOS is too old for ACPI to be reliable.

    Has ACPI worked with earlier OSs? Like Win98 etc? Does your PC automatically
    shut down here?

    In any case, latest BIOS could fix this, but WinXp will have to be
    reinstalled. You can probably manually force ACPI on at WinXP install by
    pressing F5 whils setup asks you to "press F6 to install drivers for
    SCSI/ATA".

    If WinXP still will not install as "ACPI PC" after checking in BIOS whether
    ACPI is turned on and flashing to latest BIOS, it's probably not worth
    forcing ACPI.
    After all, a lot of people prefer to run with ACPI disabled, they have to
    manually turn of the computer and the "system idle" system proces is not
    run, so that CPU will produce max heat all the time. The CPU can be cooled
    down somewhat with other programs that can execute an idle loop ( f.ex
    Rain), so that's not a big deal.
     
    Egil Solberg, Dec 13, 2003
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  3. Mike

    Ed Kivell Guest

    Go to Control Panel
    Power Options
    APM Tab
    Check "Enable Advanced Power Management Support"
     
    Ed Kivell, Dec 13, 2003
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  4. Mike

    Mike Guest

    well it worked with win98 but not in winxp....and i do have the latest bios
    installed

    Mike
     
    Mike, Dec 14, 2003
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  5. Mike

    Egil Solberg Guest

    If it's the km132 (last beta) and it does not work, you should forget about
    ACPI here, as it probably will give you trouble. There's a reason it will
    not install in ACPI-mode.

    ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Slot_A/AMD_Chipset/AMD_751/K7M/
     
    Egil Solberg, Dec 14, 2003
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  6. Mike

    Mike Guest

    ok i will try this version and tell you...should it work right after the
    update or should i reinstall windows?

    Mike
     
    Mike, Dec 14, 2003
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  7. Mike

    Egil Solberg Guest

    Only after reinstall, but one can doubt if this will fix this problem. Last
    beta is pretty old as well.
     
    Egil Solberg, Dec 14, 2003
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  8. Mike

    Egil Solberg Guest

    Only after reinstall, but one can doubt if this will fix this problem. Last
    beta is pretty old as well.
     
    Egil Solberg, Dec 14, 2003
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  9. Mike

    127.0.0.1 Guest

    update the bios and you might have to reload the os :(
     
    127.0.0.1, Dec 14, 2003
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