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Default Compaq Presario BIOS setup

Hello,

I installed XP Pro and SP 1 on a neighbor's older 500mhz Compaq. All is working o.k. except it gives a "shutdown" message much like those we were used to seeing on Win95 ie; "o.k. to shut down your computer....etc." I found no help in the BIOS and I also tried changing the Power Mgmt. settings in control panel to "never" shut down anything automatically. This didn't work either. They are forced to reach around in back of the computer and shut down the main switch.

If you used the switch in the front, you must hold it in for 3 or 4 seconds and then it will shut down but not completely. After about 10 minutes, it re-boots again.

Anyone got any ideas?

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