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Cheap APM Poweroff Workaround for Windows NT 4.0 on MPS Systems

Created on September 02, 2021
Indexed on December 30, 2022 at 06:15 AM

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Oddly enough, the procedure to get APM poweroff working in Windows NT 4.0 seems to only apply to single CPU systems.

If you happen to have a dual CPU system that's most likely going to be using an ATX power supply, attempting to power off after shutdown may fail outright. Essentially, the batch script the user executes from Windows NT is used to set things up to automatically reboot into MS-DOS, leaving a dummy file there for its AUTOEXEC.BAT to check. Upon checking for the existence of this dummy file, MS-DOS deletes it, restores the normal boot configuration, and then powers off the system as directed. Booting into MS-DOS normally does not power off the system.

Get this working yourself using this guide.

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GEV - January 10, 2023 at 10:08 AM

cool :space_broom:

Blue Horizon - December 30, 2022 at 05:31 PM

Happy 'Oh Three

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Cirno - December 30, 2022 at 09:35 AM

Happy New Year!

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Kugee (real) - December 30, 2022 at 06:17 AM

That'll be all for the extra stuff I wanted to get in here this year. Don't miss out on the conclusion to Hardcore Windows in its entirety...

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