VOGONS

Common searches


Search results

Display options

Re: Any way to add soft shutdown to Standard PC Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations?

I ran a W2K fresh install on my Tyan Super7 board which has the "ACPI Function" option in the BIOS and also has the ACPI shutdown feature for Windows 98se. After installation I looked in Device Manager and W2K setup gave it the "Standard PC" hal. So that board isn't a good candidate. So far the only …

Re: Any way to add soft shutdown to Standard PC Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations?

Something else that is interesting - Windows 98SE appears to have the ability to add ACPI after the fact. ACPI will auto install when you, for example, install a hard drive from an AT system into an ATX ACPI-capable system. It also adds the "ACPI Fixed Feature Button" on its own. This is why Win98SE …

Re: Any way to add soft shutdown to Standard PC Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations?

I tried this procedure in XP first and it yielded an unbootable operating system, so I guess I'll try the "repair install" method next Did you notice what the site says about that? If you actually CONTINUE with this and your system is NOT actually an ACPI system, it will become unbootable. Trying …

Re: Any way to add soft shutdown to Standard PC Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations?

I intend to try: https://zedt.eu/tech/windows/switch-windows-xp-hal-from-standard-pc-to-acpi-without-reinstall/ ... I tried this procedure in XP first and it yielded an unbootable operating system, so I guess I'll try the "repair install" method next, whatever that is exactly, I'll soon find out. I …

Re: Any way to add soft shutdown to Standard PC Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations?

Read that one. Not sure what "1. Start Windows 2000 Setup as an upgrade." means. Sounds like doing a fresh installation of W2K to me, unless there is some kind of repair mode from the W2K boot installation disc that will change all the necessary ACPI registry settings and associated files. Doing a …

Re: Any way to add soft shutdown to Standard PC Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations?

I am able to fix the BSOD by copying the "Standard PC" HAL.dll back into C:\WINNT\System32. Puts me back to square 1. I do recall reading one suggestion to "upgrade over your w2k installation", but I was under the impression that this would require the user to reinstall all service packs and post …

Re: Any way to add soft shutdown to Standard PC Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations?

I hadn't seen that one. Seems like when searching via google, mostly more modern web pages are displayed to the user, not these older more juicy pages. I would try that, but I am at BSOD right now - Inaccessible boot device. The problem occurs if, when Windows 2000 installs, you or the OS select …

Any way to add soft shutdown to Standard PC Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations?

My Gateway Athlon Slot A system has 4 operating systems installed: NT4, W2K, XP, w98se. When I shutdown Windows 98SE, the system powers of using the operating systems standard shutdown procedure. I do not need to physically press the power button. In W2K and XP, when I go to shutdown, I need to hold …

Page 1 of 368