View Full Version : Computer wont shut down?

03-08-2001, 04:15 AM
OK I spent hours formatting windows 2000 Professional and now when i shut down the computer it says "it safe to cut it off" So I touch the power button and it wont shut off. So I have to restart and wait for the BIOS to flash and then I have to touch the power button off. If you can help me please do??

03-08-2001, 04:58 AM
Lets rule out the simple option first. Do you have an ATX case? If so you often need to hold the power switch in for 4 to 5 seconds before the system will power down.

Up every evening 'bout half eight or nine,

I give my complete attention to a very good friend of mine.

03-08-2001, 09:25 PM
This is a common problem with W2000 compatibility with some mobos...you need a fairly new ACPI BIOS (I had an Intel 440BX board from Jan 99 that did the same thing and a laptop that was new in Feb 99 that wouldn't even install 2000)

You can check to see if there's a W2000 compatible BIOS update, but in the meantime, TVC15 is right, holding the switch down for 4 or 5 seconds will shut it down...