whoops, obviously no power management in these kiosk things
apologies for nerdism, but this sort of thing makes me laugh
at least get the quote rightRaggedyRacing said:
'But Aquaman, you cannot possibly marry worm girl... your lifestyles are incompatible'
Oh, I've wasted my life.Comic Book Guy said:But Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills,
you're from two different worlds.
get the proper drivers for your motherboard, I assume it was made in the last ten years ? You should never see the 'safe to shut down screen' if the power management drivers are installed properly.DarrenW said:That's cool, things like that always amuse me too
What does NOT amuse me, however, is that it takes SEVEN MINUTES to go from clicking "Shut Down" to "It is now safe to turn off your computer" on this PC. Windows XP Pro. Tried everything I can think of... It is rather annoying when you're in the middle of loads of things and some software update you do demands a restart :lol:
So it should power itself down after? Hmm... Yeah it's a "Tiny" 1GHz Athlon PC, pretty old now. That wouldn't speed things up though I guess.spiny said:get the proper drivers for your motherboard, I assume it was made in the last ten years ? You should never see the 'safe to shut down screen' if the power management drivers are installed properly.
Whats the model of the PC?DarrenW said:So it should power itself down after? Hmm... Yeah it's a "Tiny" 1GHz Athlon PC, pretty old now. That wouldn't speed things up though I guess.
OK... Is there a way I can find out what Motherboard it has without opening it up?
Ummm... It's made by "Tiny", there aren't any model stickers on it anywhere (just checked the back). Can't find any clues in the System Control Panel or the Device Manger either. Guess I'm gonna have to open it up eh :lol:hermand said:Whats the model of the PC?
I think a lot of it's universal and standard, but it's still software managment and there's always a few things which won't adhere. My old motherboard used to be a complete bastard to get working right - demanded all kinds of weird and wonderful drivers.yellow_spider said:I thought 99.9% of pc`s with ATX power supplies could turn themselves off...
Do seem to remember reading something around the time Win 2k came out about it needing proper drivers for power management though.
The USB ports are probaly the problem, sometimes XP keeps probing those prots looking for devices, try uninstalling any USB devices and trying again.DarrenW said:This thing has all kinds of weird USB problems :lol: Two ports on the front, two on the back. If I unplug a device out of the front ones, the whole machine instantly freezes - mouse, keyboard, whole thing. Only powering it off/on will get it running again. It was the same with the WinME that it came with, as the XP Pro that's on it now :lol:
Cheers, I'll give that a go!Pyro said:The USB ports are probaly the problem, sometimes XP keeps probing those prots looking for devices, try uninstalling any USB devices and trying again.
Ooh, that was switched off so I've turned it onHoward66 said:Might be in XP (mine doesn't have the options, it's just standard) but it certainly had the "Enable APM" option in 2K. Forget if it depends on the motherboard or not.
Control Panel > Display > Screen Saver > Power
Somewhere in there should be an option for enabling Advanced Power Management (APM)...