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    Si_Pe
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    Hello all,

    I have been setting up a shedule task to shutdown all our networked pcs via the logon scipt. The script just adds the taks using the shutdown /s /y command. All of our Xp machines shutdown no problems but its the 2k machines that seem to show this message?

    It works fine apart from on some of our NEW pcs it brings up a message saying its now safe to switch off your pc. I would like the pc to switch off completely like it would by a normal shutdown?

    Is there anything I can do to make the pc’s switch off?

    Many thanks
    Simon

    JeremyW
    JeremyW
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    2k machines don’t have the shutdown utility.
    But you can use the shutdown command on a remote computer though.
    shutdown /s /f /m \win2k_machine /t 0[/CODE][CODE]shutdown /s /f /m \win2k_machine /t 0[/CODE]

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    Si_Pe
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    JeremyW;46354 wrote:
    2k machines don’t have the shutdown utility.
    But you can use the shutdown command on a remote computer though.
    shutdown /s /f /m \win2k_machine /t 0[/CODE][/QUOTE]

    I have downloaded it from the web and it does come up with the shutdown in 30secs and it does close the machine down but leaves the “It’s now safe to turn off your computer”

    Any idea’s how I can get rid of the message so the machine turns off?

    Thanks very much!

    Simon[CODE]shutdown /s /f /m \win2k_machine /t 0[/CODE]

    I have downloaded it from the web and it does come up with the shutdown in 30secs and it does close the machine down but leaves the “It’s now safe to turn off your computer”

    Any idea’s how I can get rid of the message so the machine turns off?

    Thanks very much!

    Simon

    JeremyW
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    #268131

    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    Ahh, this has to do with how much your OS can interact with the BIOS i.e. tell the computer to power down.

    Check out this link
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm and scroll down to “It’s Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer”

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    Si_Pe
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    JeremyW;46358 wrote:
    Ahh, this has to do with how much your OS can interact with the BIOS i.e. tell the computer to power down.

    Check out this link
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm and scroll down to “It’s Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer”

    Cool,

    Thanks very much!!!!

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    Si_Pe
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    JeremyW;46358 wrote:
    Ahh, this has to do with how much your OS can interact with the BIOS i.e. tell the computer to power down.

    Check out this link
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm and scroll down to “It’s Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer”

    I have looked and tried the reg changed but it still displays the message and doesn’t turn the machine off.

    Is there another way of shutting down a all of our xp and 2k machines via a shedule?

    Thanks for your help?

    Simon

    JeremyW
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    #268132

    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    Boot in to the BIOS on the computers and make sure ACPI or APM is enabled (if available)

    Is your goal to save power?

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    Si_Pe
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    JeremyW;46365 wrote:
    Boot in to the BIOS on the computers and make sure ACPI or APM is enabled (if available)

    Is your goal to save power?

    Thanks

    We just want all machines to turn off at night, we are so close with the shutdown command, it just doesn’t turn it off.

    I didn’t really want to have to go around 150 machines to check the bios settings.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks again for your reply!

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    simondrake79
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    forget me if i wrong but wasnt this part of older OSs like Windows 98 and not 2k?

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    Si_Pe
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    simondrake79;46368 wrote:
    forget me if i wrong but wasnt this part of older OSs like Windows 98 and not 2k?

    Are you refering to the message about its now safe to shutdown!

    I have never seen it in 2k before but I believe its something do with power options and bios setting.

    The machines I am trying to shutdown via the command tool are ok if you shutdown normally. They only show this message when I use the shutdown tool to turn them off?

    Thanks for your reply

    JeremyW
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    It’s an issue with the OS talking to the hardware. If the BIOS isn’t letting the OS control the power then you won’t be able to power down. Check one computer and see if that’s the issue.

    Maybe someone else knows of a way to change it automatically. :-?

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    Si_Pe
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    JeremyW;46370 wrote:
    It’s an issue with the OS talking to the hardware. If the BIOS isn’t letting the OS control the power then you won’t be able to power down. Check one computer and see if that’s the issue.

    Maybe someone else knows of a way to change it automatically. :-?

    Thanks Jemery!

    The bit I dont get is that if I start and shutdown then the pc turns off ok. When I try and do the shutdown command it doens’t turn off?

    I am going to check some network card settings too!

    Thanks again!

    JeremyW
    JeremyW
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    Hmm, after a little review it seems that shutdown.exe doesn’t do a full shutdown and that is why you get It’s Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer

    http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc3/v24/vic24.htm
    Scroll down to the XP/2000 section.

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    Si_Pe
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    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    JeremyW;46375 wrote:
    Hmm, after a little review it seems that shutdown.exe doesn’t do a full shutdown and that is why you get It’s Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer

    http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc3/v24/vic24.htm
    Scroll down to the XP/2000 section.

    You are a star!!!

    Thanks very very very much!

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    Si_Pe
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    #278094

    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    JeremyW;46375 wrote:
    Hmm, after a little review it seems that shutdown.exe doesn’t do a full shutdown and that is why you get It’s Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer

    http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc3/v24/vic24.htm
    Scroll down to the XP/2000 section.

    Jeremy you are a saviour!!!!

    It has solved my problem! Thanks very much for all your hard working in research!

    I am over the moon!

    Thanks again!!!!!:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    JeremyW
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    #268135

    Re: Shutting Down Issues Win2k

    :bashful: (no smiley for that)
    Glad to help. :D

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