Shut Down button refuses to be configured to SHUT DOWN !!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by sy, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. sy

    sy Guest

    I've got a new Dell Dimension with AMD 3600 processor and Vista Home Premium.

    My question is.. the power button does not shut down the PC. Instead, it
    goes into hibernate mode. I've gone into Control Panel - Power Options (as
    administrator) and made sure over and over again that its set to shut down
    and still it does not shut down. What happens is when I mouse over my cursor
    on the power button, the tool tip comes up and shows the text which says
    'Saves your session and puts your computer in a low power state so you can
    quickly resume working' ..which is the text for hibernate mode. I've tried
    clicking on the button anyway and it does go into hibernate instead of shut

    The little shut down menu with the 'Shut Down' does work though but that is
    besides the point. I'd like to be able to shut down the PC by clicking on the
    power button. Any ideas anyone??? HELP !!!
    sy, Jun 13, 2007
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  2. Dell XPS 410, Vista Home Premium
    At Power options, (change plan settings for the current active plan) Power
    buttons and lid, Start menu power button, select shutdown works for me!
    Color of start menu button changes and mouse over says will Close all
    programs, shut down windows and turn off.

    I know this doesn't explain your problem but it does work for a least some

    Michael Walraven, Jun 13, 2007
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  3. Try Help & Support. Search for Power Button, you will see the many options
    that are possible.
    Charles W Davis, Jun 13, 2007
  4. sy

    sy Guest

    That's exactly what I tried. It used to work until I had to reformat the PC
    and reinstall Vista. I used the Dell recovery disc and all and have already
    updated my PC with all current patches for Vista, MS Office, as well as other
    hardware drivers, etc.
    sy, Jun 13, 2007
  5. sy

    sy Guest

    Hi Michael.

    Yup! You're absolutely right. Took me awhile to find it, but I found what
    you're talking about and set it. It works excellently now.

    THANK YOU !!!!
    sy, Jun 13, 2007
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