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Windows automatically turns off the PC when I tell it to shut down, and I don't want it to (or vice-versa)
Explanation: When you select "Shut down the computer" from the Windows "Shut Down" menu, the PC is completely powered down automatically instead of your being given the chance to do this manually, or, the opposite, you want this to happen and it isn't happening.
Diagnosis: This is a power management feature that is built into Windows. In order to make use of it, you must have an ATX form factor motherboard, because ATX boards support the ability to have the PC turned off under software control. You must also have a board that supports advanced power management (APM) features. If the feature is not working then one of these conditions has been violated; if you want it to stop then you must disable the power management feature.