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Author Topic: older computer not shutting down (solved)  (Read 2327 times)

bujums

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older computer not shutting down (solved)
« on: October 14, 2008, 06:05:24 pm »

Hello all,
I recently installed Vector in an older computer and all is going very well... except when I shut down the computer gets to halt (halt the hard drive) but then does not power off.  I would not worry about it except I am setting this up for a family and so I will not be the user of this computer.

p.s. I have done a little with command line but not very much.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2008, 06:56:04 pm by bujums »
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rbistolfi

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Re: older computer not shutting down
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 08:59:45 pm »

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bujums

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Re: older computer not shutting down
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 08:30:35 am »

Thank you for the link.  I did follow it (to the best of my ability) and it does halt a little differently but still not powering down...
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lagagnon

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Re: older computer not shutting down
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 08:54:22 am »

Have you double-checked your BIOS setup? Make sure you have power management enabled, acpi enabled (if available), etc...
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bujums

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Re: older computer not shutting down
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 02:20:08 pm »

That is a great idea... I will check that tonight!
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bujums

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Re: older computer not shutting down (solved)
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008, 05:13:20 pm »

I checked BIOS and changing the power management did the trick!  I just love simple solutions!   :D

Thanks, both of you for all the help!
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