My computer dosn't stop when I turn it of

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by George, May 31, 2008.

  1. George

    George Guest

    Thursday I assembled my new computer and installed Vista 32 and Norton
    Security and connected to the net. The computer would shut down normally.
    Friday I Installed some more programs, and when I turned the machine off
    friday evening, the screen was shut of but the computer kept running,
    and I haven't been able to shut it down via the start-button since then.

    Any good ideas ?

    I think I saw a similar problem discussed somewhere, but I can't find
    it. If you know of any info on something like this, please tell.

    George, May 31, 2008
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  2. George

    Barry OGrady Guest

    Instead of shutting it of shut it off.
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    Barry OGrady, May 31, 2008
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  3. George

    George Guest

    What a wonderfull suggestion, that solved all my problems.

    Thank you ever so much.


    Barry OGrady skrev:
    George, May 31, 2008
  4. George

    Georg Guest

    Well, apparently the answer was very simple. I just had to set the
    function of the off-button to "turn off" instead of "sleep".
    But one has to find the place to do it first. It is 6 levels down from
    the control panel.
    (I can't explain why or how it was changed in the first place, unless
    some other program changed the setting without my knowledge)

    I don't know the exact words used in the English version of vista so I
    have just given a literal translation of the words used in my language:

    Kontrolpanel /
    Strømstyring (current control)/
    Skift indstillinger for modellen (change settings for the model)/
    Skift avancerede strømstyringsindstillinger (change advanced current
    settings) /
    Tænd/sluk-knap og låg (On/off button and lid)/
    Tænd/sluk-knap i menuen Start (On/off button in start menu)/
    Indstilling: "Luk computeren" (setting: "close the computer")

    Georg, Jun 2, 2008
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