Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

VC++ remote shutdown program for a Win2k computer is not completing its task

I'm currently working on a project in which I've tried to write a program (using VC++) to remotely shut down a...

computer (Windows 2000). I've used InitiateSystemShutdown() function, but I haven't been able to totally power off the workstation. I stuck with "It's now safe to turn off your computer." Do you have code/solution/guideline for this matter?

The problem is that the machines you are testing against do not support the full ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification in their BIOS. A machine that supports full ACPI will completely shut down. You may want to look at updating your BIOS, but you'll probably need to upgrade machines to get the full ACPI. Click here for more information.

This was last published in September 2002

Dig Deeper on Windows Operating System Management

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.