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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 8:50 am:   

I have a computer lab of IBM NetVista's 6792-2HU. They are Novell networked. They have Foolproof and DeepFreeze on them as well as some basic software. They came with windows XP and we bounced them back to Win98SE because of compatibility issues. Problem is minor but a pain. In Win98 I have set the machines to shutdown when the power button is pressed and instead they reboot. I have played with the BIOS and made sure wake on LAN is off etc., but I really didn't see too much that would affect this (although I am no expert in the BIOS). Any thoughts?
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 4:59 am:   

See if they support Suspend-to-ram or S3 POS, a setting in the bios. Then set the power off to suspend. They will turn off with only 3.3v to the ram so they start up again instantly. Probably a driver rebooting your pc when you shut down, could be a real pain to track down. Otherwise you could turn off automatic booting of gui. Put "WIN.COM" in autoexec, followed by a dos utility to power down the machine. That will cause windows to quit to dos when you shut down, and if it gets there it will run the dos utility and shut down. But my guess is that it would still reboot and never make it back to dos... i may be wrong. Be sure you have the proper motherboard drivers installed... i cant be specific here though since i dont know those machines!

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