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Reminder before shutdown with ability to cancel shutdown

Q: Reminder before shutdown with ability to cancel shutdown

Hi Guys,
I've done a fair amount of looking around for a way to do this with no luck. Basically we have a 'timecard' type software system at the business that I work at that keeps track of when people are working. They do this by clocking in and out using
an interfaced deployed onto user computers. The issue is when people go home without clocking out. As a matter of course most people shut down their computers before they leave for the day. I was thinking if you could display a message asking people if they
had clocked out, then cancel the shutdown if they answer 'no'
After some searching I only really found one result that didn't want to use 3rd party software or required you to create a dummy 'shutdown' button on your desktop:
https://www.sevenforums.com/customization/118688-display-reminder-when-click-shutdown.html
From there I got the following script:
<job id="vbs">
<script language="VBScript">
Set WshShell=WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
On Error Resume Next
menuSel=MsgBox("Have you clocked out?", vbYesNo)
If menuSel=vbYes Then
WshShell.Run "Shutdown -a"
End If
</script>
</job>
I saved this as .wsf and used gpedit.msc to get it to run on logout/shutdown. It almost works in so far as that message asking "Have you clocked out?" Pops up before the computer shuts down with yes/no options, and it waits for you to click yes
or no. However, regardless of which one you click, the computer still shuts down.


I don't know enough about coding for windows to go playing around with the code. So does anyone have any ideas how you would do this? Is it even possible to stop windows shutting down like this? A bonus would be if you can get the script to run the .exe for
the clock-in software after cancelling the shut down.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks.




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Preferred Solution: Reminder before shutdown with ability to cancel shutdown

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I'd like to display a simple reminder or message box when shutting down Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
I found a post that explains how to add a script at shutdown, and clicked on Start > Run, typed mmc, clicked OK, and in the console, clicked File > Add/Remove Snap-in. However, the Group Policy Editor is not listed as an available snap-in.
I then found this post
Local Group Policy Editor - Open
but it states, "You will not have the Local Group Policy Editor available in the Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium editions."

Any other ideas on how to display a reminder when shutting down?

Thanks in advance,

A:Display a Reminder/Message Box on Win 7 Shutdown

It's possible you could set a task that would prompt at shutdown.
I'm not exactly a specialist with tasks though.
I know you can set tasks to execute at launch so it should be no real problem to have one effect when shutdown is requested.
I simply don't know the trigger for it.

You could also create a batch file for shutting down.
I suppose I could be a bit more specific if I knew the exact criteria here. Exactly what do you want this box to say when shutting down?

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I have tried several searches and can't find something that works. I keep getting sites that say to create a script then add it in the gpedit.msc and I dont know how to make scripts to open a notepad or something graphically when I click on shutdown.

What I want is that when I click on shut down, it will pop up a screen or open a notepad that will say stuff like have you completed your timesheet, sent in invoice and such. Cause I sometime forget to do some stuff and get in trouble.

Is there any easier way beside making a script which I have no clue how to do a script.

Thanks

A:Display reminder when click on shutdown?

Hello Husky and welcome to sevenforums.

I assume the software posting notes to your desktop is from your employer.

I recommend you contact the company and ask them what they need you to do. This does not sound a Win 7 problem but rather work duties related.

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My mum has windows xp, she recently downloaded the updates which included IE7 which she doesn't want. Now she has the yellow install updates shield on her task bar, to install IE7. As she doesn't want it, how can she get rid of the shield reminder on the task bar?Thanks
 

A:how to cancel install updates reminder

Go to the Microsoft Update site, do a Custom Install, uncheck IE7 and put a check in the box 'Don't show this update again'. You can always go back and 'un-hide it'.
 

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My company is currently considering allowing VPN for our employees, however, we do not want to lose the rpc over http capability for accessing email. Will allowing VPN affect this?
Thanks
 

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We have a Lenovo T440s laptop that had a failing drive. We manage to clone the systems partition and manage to repair a where after the clone, the MBR was corrupted and needed to be repaired using the Windows 7 DVD.

Everything else seems fine and we ran chkdsk to make sure their no errors (it repaired a few using the DVD in order to get it to boot and then ran fixmbr to repair the boot records).

However the only issue we are facing is everytime we do a proper shutdown or reboot, the machine will boot up saying that windows has not properly shutdown and to select "start windows normally". Any ideas what can cause this issue and what can we
do to fix it.

I am unsure if maybe the corruption caused this (as the recovery partition and the MBR partition were both lost). I reformatted the recoveyr partition into a NTFS drive since I couldn't recovery that partition by itself.

I dont have access to that laptop at the moment as the user took it on vacation till next week but was looking into inputs as to what I can do to resolve this.

I also checked the system logs and it shows "windows was shutdown uncleanly" and such but we did shut it down using the normal windows shutdown button and restart button, both of which cause this error.

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We're currently running into an issue with an older Yoga ThinkPad model 20C0. Specifically when these devices were upgraded to Windows 10, they've encountered issues sporatically when users would shutdown or sleep the device. The system's screen will go black, but the LED power indicator on the palm rest "ThinkPad" sticker and atop the laptop itself. This behavior continues until the battery is fully drained. Here is what I've gathered so far. Early false positives led us to believe the Intel Management software was at issue, but a colleague eventually found that if Chrome and/or Firefox were running at the time sleep was initiated, the problem would be triggered. The behavior is inconsistent regardless of which driver is installed for Intel MEI or Intel HD Graphics. Currently using the following driver versions: Intel MEI: 11.0.0.1157(Lenovo's latest version is 9.5.15.1730) and Intel HD Graphics is Lenovo's current version 20.19.15.4416. Windows 10 1703 Enterprise OS Build # 15063.540. Anyone else encounter this issue? I know it is something plaguing Windows 10 users accross multiple hardware vendors and the only things that seem consistent is Windows 10 and Intel Gfx thus far. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated! JH  

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Greetings Gents


? Windows 7 ultimate
? x64
? it was vista upgraded to 7
? full retail version
? 2009
? 2010
? Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9100 @ 2.26GHz
? NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
? Alienware M17x
? FLEXTRONICS 19.5 v *12.3 a = 239.85 w

Summery:
out of sudden when i playing mkv or .avi media it stopped working and force me to total shutdown the system. To be precise, I never faced the BOSD; yet I know it the same/equivalent to it. I am seeking your help gents :D

kindly find the attached

thank you & your rapid response is highly appreciated.

A:BSOD - Event ID 6008 Previous Shutdown was Unexpected - need total shutdown

Hi -

Most of the 11 BSODs list NVIDIA video as the probable cause.

1. Update your NVIDIA video drivers -

Code:

nvlddmkm.sys Tue Mar 16 22:00:40 2010 (4BA037C8)
nvBridge.kmd Tue Mar 16 21:31:37 2010 (4BA030F9)

NVIDIA --> http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

One of the BSODs had a bugcheck = 0x124 = WHEA = Windows Hardware Error Architecture - potential hardware failure

Info on 0x124 --> http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html

2. Remove Daemon Tools/ Alcohol 120. A driver common to both sptd.sys is known to cause BSODs.

3. Update your ESET installation to v4.2.64.12 --> http://www.eset.com/download

You need device driver updates. Alienware Support sends me to Dell Support -

http://support.dell.com/support/down...nConsent=False

4. Update all device drivers - chipset (NVIDIA & Ricoh), audio, network. DO NOT download the NVIDIA Video driver from Dell - go to NVIDIA Support per step #1 above.

Windbg Logs
--> http://jcgriff2.com/dbug_logs/_99-db..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://jcgriff2.com/dbug_logs/_99-db...riff2_.txt.zip


If BSODs persist after driver updates, run the Driver Verifier --> http://jcgriff2.com/driver_verifier.htm

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Tue Aug 17 21:36:50.639 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 3:49:08.761
*** WARNING: Unable to verify tim... Read more

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Hi, My apologies for asking something which has been asked and answered in many variations, but none of which has helped much.

I have three Win7 Home Premium x64 PCs called BoyToy (my main PC), Salsa, and Polka, all of which are wired to a D-Link DIR-655 router. I want to wake and shutdown Salsa and Polka from BoyToy using Aquila?s WakeOnLan utility (which can also control non-Windows PCs) or something similar.

After enabling the BIOS and Win7 settings, I?m able to ?Wake On LAN? both computers from BoyToy (yeah!) but I?m stuck on the Shutdown side?and I?ve tried many different combinations of utilities and settings.

Most recently, I?ve run Aquila?s Listener (part of their WOL utility) on Salsa with its Win7 firewall turned off and no AV running. Listener detects WOL messages sent from BoyToy (not surprising since WOL works) but it doesn?t detect Shutdown messages. From BoyToy, I?ve sent the shutdown message to different router addresses (255.255.255.255, 0.0.0.0, 192.168.1.255, and Salsa?s address) and the results are always the same: WOL detected; shutdown not.

I?m stuck because I don?t even understand how Shutdown is supposed to work in Win7. I?ve found lots of WOL documentation but not for Shutdown. I assume it?s totally different than WOL since the computer to be shutdown is awake so it has an IP address, the Shutdown message contains timer info, warning text, etc.

I?d really appreciate it if someone could explain to me how Shutdown is sup... Read more

A:Home Prem WOL works, Shutdown doesn't. How's Shutdown meant to work?

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Let's try the software that is built into Windows.

Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and click Command Prompt.

Type shutdown /i to display the Remote Shutdown dialog box (Shutdown.exe).

Under Computers, click Add to enter computer names, or click Browse to open the Find Computers dialog box.

Under What do you want these computers to do, click Restart or Shut down.

Source: Restart or Shut Down a Remote Computer and Document the Reason

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We have a lenovo t440s laptop that had a failed harddrive. We manage to clone the drive but because of how bad the failure was, part of the mbr partition and the lenovo recovery partition was lost.
 
i manage to repair the mbr partition by using a Windows 7 DVD and using fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd command from the recovery console to get the machine up and running.
 
We didn't see any other issue however whenever we shutdown the laptop or do a reboot for windows, it will say that windows did not shutdown properly  when it boots back up and to select start windows normally or repair mode.
 
The other strange issue I notice was that when using the windows 7 dvd repair option, it does not detect the OS installed when you get the GUI box. It does detect it when i did the rebuiltBCD option even thought it corrupted boot the second time I ran the command and to again reboot into the dvd and rerun it a third time allowing me to get into the machine.
 
Any ideas how I can resolve the windows did not shutdown properly error.
 
I could reinstall windows but since the machine came with Windows 8 media with downgrade to windows 7, I dont want to use a genuine dvd to reinstall it since i am not sure if it will even work.
 
People told me to just upgrade to Windows 10 but i cannot do that at the moment for this client of ours that has this issue.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hello all!

I seem to be having an annoying error alert for an error that, as far as I can tell, never occurred.

When I shutdown my computer (through start -> shutdown....as I always have), it shows the vista shutdown screen then the computer powers off, like it always has.
But, when I power back up and log in, I get an alert stating the following:

Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 8D728267
BCP3: 803CCC04
BCP4: 803CC900
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1Click to expand...

This problem began to occur this past week, and I think is a result of 6 windows vista updates installed on Sept.10. Four updates were listed important (two recommended were for my Windows Mail software and a general update to resolve application compatibility issues - KB954366) and are logged as being successfully installed in my update log.

I don't really want to have to uninstall windows updates, unless absolutely necessary.

Is there any other likely reason for this notification to pop up on startup after a completely normal shutdown?

Thanks in advance for any help.

~

EDIT:
Here are my system specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
MOBO: ASUS M2N-SLIDELUXE
RAM: 3GB Comstar DDR II 667/533
HDD: Western Digital 250GB
DVD: LG 20x Super Multi Security DVD Rewriter wi... Read more

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My Product Name is HP Pavilion g6 2301 ax Notebook PC Operating System : Windows 8 64-bitProcessor : AMD A8-4500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.90 GHz Promblem is since from 2 months my pc is making Shutdown Automatically and the immediatelywhen i am starting the PC getting the message as "THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED" and The system bios has detected that your Notebook PC was put into shutdown and restarting normally. so i willing to have a better solution for solving this Problem by further problems.and i should also want to know why it is occurring/happening like this. this may cause harmful to PC?what to do by escaping or to solve this problem. waiting for your Communication

A:Sudden Shutdown Occurs and display THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED...

Hi FARHEEN. You are definitely experiencing overheating. This can be caused by a non-functioning system fan, or if the air ducts are blocked. Overheating can reduce the life of your computer, so you will want to resolve this as soon as you can. Here are a few troubleshooting documents you can use to help you.


Troubleshooting an Overheating and Auto Shutdown Issue
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03904182

Reducing Heat Inside the PC to Prevent Overheating:
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01657439

 

If they do not resolve the issue, you will want to contact Phone support.

HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region. http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpsupport/index.pl
 

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Hey folks. I would appreciate if you could lend a hand with this issue, as I haven't had any luck so far.
 
My PC has been restarting instead of shutting down when I initiate a shutdown. I did a clean boot and tried it, as well safe mode, and it still replicates the problem. The BSOD I occasionally get before the restart is KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE
 
Even though the BSOD doesn't show up every time, I am getting a minidump each time it restarts with the KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE error. I've included the two most recent minidumps for analysis if it helps solve the problem.

Minidump 1: http://speedy.sh/WM23P/092014-21796-01.dmp
Minidump 2: http://speedy.sh/4UXvm/092014-24046-01.dmp
 
Where do I go from here?
Much obliged for your help,
Faithisreason

A:Computer Restarts on Shutdown (Windows 8.0) Occasional BSOD During Shutdown

Have you made sure that you have all your windows updates?

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Hello All,

I have a ASUS Laptop with Intel I3 processer and Windows 7 Home Premium. I recently had a forced shutdown during a Windows upgrade session. Ever since then the Boot and Shutdown times have increased to over 15 minutes. I have run the msconfig unticking all but the antivirus (Kaspersky) and it still takes >15 min to boot and Shutdown. Is there something I can do before I decide to reinstall Windows &. (I dont have a install disk.) The software came with the Computer and I have the OEM code (Bought at Best Buy)

Thanks in advance.

A:SLOW Boot and Shutdown after forced Shutdown during Windows 7 Upgrade

Yeah. I have been using the Software performance toolkit from windows. Basicly if you know about windows xp, xp had a program called bootvis that rearranged the bootfiles and such for faster boot times, and bootvis is in windows 7, but you need another program to try to use it (i believe).

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Hi,A friends PC has some issues with booting & shutting down / logging off. I'm posting this on behalf of him. He doesn't have much experience with computers. I have seen the computer in person earlier today.Manufacturer: ToshibaModel: Satellite Pro L40 I believe.OS: Vista (probably 32 bit)RAM: 1Gb.Processor: Intel CeleronGraphics: Unknown whether Laptop has graphics card & being used, or is using on-board graphics (I did not think about this earlier)Hard disk capacity approx 60Gb- Two partitions visible via "My Computer":Partition 1 - C:\ - OS - size approx 19Gb. ~ 16GB free. Partition 2 - D:\ - Data - size approx 51Gb. Hardly any space used.Summary of boot / shutdown related issues*****Normal boot -> after user logs in mouse cursor appears but screen is blackLast know configuration -> after user logs in mouse cursor appears but screen is blackSafe mode -> after user logs in mouse cursor appears but screen is blackSafe mode with networking -> not tried.Log off / shutdown issue (see 2. below)Startup repair finds no issues.System restore works allows PC to boot normally (see below), but boot problem always reoccurs after restart (see 1. below).1. Using system restore was able to restore PC to restore point in January successfully, and after restarting, user logs in boots up normally. (User has multiple restore points in past)2. When restarting / shutting down PC, it gets to "logging off" notification screen with blue h... Read more

A:Boot & shutdown issues. PC boots normally only after system restore. Cannot shutdown normally.

I would start with

a. Hard drive diagnostic, long test.

b. Followed by chkdsk /r if no issues during diagnostic.

c. Followed by defrag if no issues with first two steps.

<<Partition 1 - C:\ - OS - size approx 19Gb. ~ 16GB free>>

Is that correct as stated? Seems somewhat anomalous to me.

Louis

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Hi guys if i remote into my XP box everything is fine except when i shut down using a shutdown shortcut and other shutdown utilities no matter what after i get booted off the remote session the computer looks like its shutting down then stays on for a few seconds then a BSOD appear. I have been trying to figure out why for the past week and no solution so im hoping someone can chime in.

The problem is only on remote if i shut down locally never a single BSOD and no hardware has changed. No driver issues. ive read and tried all the usual solutions. Need someone here to chime in on specifics.

Ive also tried to remote in with bare minimum and no go. same thing.

A:Remote desk shutdown causes BSOD but not local shutdown?

Hi,

Still follow these instructions - hopefully the info will give us a clue: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708

Attach the .zip file to your next post in this thread.

Regards,
Reventon

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We have a lenovo t440s laptop that had a failed harddrive. We manage to clone the drive but because of how bad the failure was, part of the mbr partition and the lenovo recovery partition was lost.

i manage to repair the mbr partition by using a Windows 7 DVD and using fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd command from the recovery console to get the machine up and running.

We didn't see any other issue however whenever we shutdown the laptop or do a reboot for windows, it will say that windows did not shutdown properly when it boots back up and to select start windows normally or repair mode.

The other strange issue I notice was that when using the windows 7 dvd repair option, it does not detect the OS installed when you get the GUI box. It does detect it when i did the rebuiltBCD option even thought it corrupted boot the second time I ran the command and to again reboot into the dvd and rerun it a third time allowing me to get into the machine.

Any ideas how I can resolve the windows did not shutdown properly error.

I could reinstall windows but since the machine came with Windows 8 media with downgrade to windows 7, I dont want to use a genuine dvd to reinstall it since i am not sure if it will even work.

People told me to just upgrade to Windows 10 but i cannot do that at the moment for this client of ours that has this issue.
 

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New laptop lenovo ideapad from january i run a lot of programs for engineering on it works great. But it seems after a while online listening to music and browsing flash/shockwave whatever begins to crash if i exit out of chrome i cannot re open but i can open ie. running mcafee enterprise and antivius and have a malware detection program i've had similar setups in the past and never had much of a problem or at least anything i couldn't handle myself. so when i go to restart after these problems it sits at the shutdown screen and the swirl timer keeps swirling until i get pissed and force shutdown holding the button. is this a problem with win 7 os or is there something still running in the backround that i can't seem to find?

A:windows 7 restart or shutdown stays at shutdown screen

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Just as a test, uninstall McAfee antivirus tool and install MSE.

You might also try shutting down after a clean start:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hello!
Please any body tell me how do i prevent shutdown process after click on Shutdown button!

A:Stop Shutdown process after click Shutdown button!

Ok I'll bite...

What?



Are you wanting to prevent the shutdown of the computer by a user clicking on the shutdown button?

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I've browsed through a few threads on here, and because of that, I was able to figure out how to disable fast startup (which allows me to listen to the startup sound), but also replace it as well since I believe by default, there is no startup sound in Windows 10.

However, this isn't the same with the shutdown as every time I turn off my PC or restart my PC, there is no sound that plays.

I've customized both the startup (which works) and shutdown (which does not work) as well and enabled the Logon and Logoff sounds in the Sounds menu as well. I used the same sound for Logoff and Logon as well. For Exit Windows as well, I used the shutdown sound and I also checked Play Windows Startup sound too.

Anyone know how I can change this so I CAN hear it when I restart or turn off my PC? Minor customization options like this is what made Windows 7 and below so great, and to see this absent or hidden from Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 is rather disappointing as I feel that I am not able to customize my own computer, possibly at least without some form of a workaround.

Thank you.

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EDIT: 11/21 The latest thing it says is windows did not shut down successfully because the system stopped responding. Anyone?
After PC is left unattended more than an hour or so it gets a black screen with no error messages, but the CPU and fans are powered up. I must power off and cold start. Usually it takes 3 or 4 tries to get a successful boot, and when I do I get a message that says windows did not shutdown successfully.

The windows error log says the problem is shut down unexpectedly, event name bluescreen, OS version 6.1.7601.2.1.768.3 Locale ID 1033. (Windows Home Premium)

I have all power, sleep, and hibernate options set to never. I have run the memory test and it is OK. I have also run a windows integrity scan which said no corruptions in windows integrity.

I'd really appreciate a hand with this issue. Thanks.

Edit: Although at the top of the post I said "after an hour or so" that is not always so. A more accurate description would be after leaving the PC unattended for several hours.

A:Shutdown Unexpectedly, & Windows Did Not Shutdown Successfully Errors

EDIT: 11/21 The latest thing it says is windows did not shut down successfully because the system stopped responding. Anyone?

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Hello ExpertsI have been facing a peculiar problem with Windows XP SP-3 install on my computer.1. System freeze after few minutes of normal working. 2. Cannot shutdown the windows, always need to pull out battery these days.What i have done so far1. No manual changes done, no deletions.2. RUN the trend micro online scan for few hours. Posting the housecall log in attachments.3. Run the HijackThis and GMER, no changes made as per suggestion.###=========================changes made manually==============================4. Few changes made in the following registry path: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\*****\Start value changed to HexaDecimal 4. Above changes done to following drivers. i Changerii i2omgmtiii lbrtfdciv PCIDumpv PDCOMPvi PDFRAMEvii PDRELIviii PDRFRAMEix WDICA x XLHASP ###=====================End of changes made manually==============================Some files have been located in the location C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ with no signature certificates...ativmc20.cod size 64,352 bytescxthsfs2.cty size 129,045 bytesdevcon.exe size 98,304 bytesusbser_lowerflt.sys size 8,064 bytestiscfw.deb size 17,120 bytes U3sHlpDr.sys ... Read more

A:System Freeze after few minutes, never shutdown on shutdown sequence.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi all,

I've downloaded the Windows SDK to create an trace file to pinpoint what is holding up my laptop shutdown.

Unfortunately I'm having trouble reading the results so would appreciate anyone whom has experience with the software help me identify what is holding up shutdown.

Shutdown now takes 30secs on an i7 sony laptop ssd 8gb ram, it use to take only around 5 seconds.
It would seem there is only activity at the start and end of the shutdown process and a dead spot with little cpu activity for about 20 seconds.

Only thing I can see is the process lifetime seems to be extended for a handful of processes.

The file is HUGE so i'll just upload some screenshots of the results.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
dodo.

A:slow shutdown on Win 7 - need help reading Shutdown trace results

Until someone that can read the above comments, see if this will help Shut Down -Speed Up

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Hi guys,

I have a problem , from a few days now I have these BSOD, and could not imagine why, can't remember if I installed anything wrong. Maybe you can help i will attach the archive so I hope it will work. I tried to uninstall the video driver, didn't help.

error is Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : 0xcff30023
Parameter 2 : 0x000000ff
Parameter 3 : 0x00000008
Parameter 4 : 0xcff30023
(founded and match my case it dosent write anything else down of the error. could it be because of same issue that i found in a guy's post ?). this is what i found in his post
Dump File : Mini100811-01.dmp
Crash Time : 8/10/2011 7:00:42 ??
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : 0xcff30023
Parameter 2 : 0x000000ff
Parameter 3 : 0x00000008
Parameter 4 : 0xcff30023
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+bead
File Description : Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+5ad54
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 : ntkrnlpa.exe+2da7da
Stack Address 3 : ntkrnlpa.exe+2da46d
Computer Name :
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A:BSOD after shutdown, error 0x00000d1, shutdown not complete

Hello Johny, for a Stop 0xD1, we need to see the crash dumps to have the closest look. The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. If anything is there, upload it. If not, wait for the next system crash. Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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I have shutdown correctly, but I get BSOD and then it shutdowns, but then it turns on again.

A:BSOD as computer shutdown, turns on after shutdown

Even when i try to restore my computer it gives the BSOD

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This is weird. I have to go through the shutdown procedure twice, i.e., Start/Shut Down/Shut Down and click Ok, then Start/Shut Down/Shut Down and click Ok again. It will then shutdown properly. The same thing happens when I try to "Restart."

After doing the first shutdown sequence, everything is normal. I can open programs, surf the web, etc. It's as if I never tried to shut it down at all. Only after the second shutdown procedure will it shutdown fully. One note: When I go through the first shutdown sequence, my taskbar pops up and the desktop is darkened. After clicking Ok, the taskbar autohides and my desktop returns to its normal color.

I have only had this problem for the last month or two. Before that, all was fine. It's not critical since I can shut it down. It's just annoying to have to do it twice.

I have Windows 2000 Pro, SP4, build 5.00.2195. Any ideas/suggestions?
 

A:Solved: I have to shutdown Win2000 Pro twice to shutdown computer

I have had this happen a couple of times in the three+ years I've used W2K, and I figured I hadn't let the thing work long enough to shut down (due to my impatience). W2K saves changes, analyzes configurations, etc, etc during both start-up and shut-down.

Sooo , I waited a couple of times, and sure enough, it shut down after 10-15 minutes.

Then, I waited once, including going to bed, and it was still up in the morning.

What is it? I don't know. I do know that after I did a reinstall about 3 months ago, I have yet to experience it again.

(Not saying that I won't).
 

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Hi

I have seen many posts on various forums describing similar problems to mine, but no solution. Problem is as follows:

Running Windows Home Premium on HP DX7400 core 2 duo, 2gb memory, Nvidia 8400GS Video Card.

Everything runs perfectly, until I shut down.

I click shutdown and system starts to shut down, BSOD and minidump, then automatically reboots and says it has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.

If I ask it to find a solution it sends me off to some Broadcom Bluetooth driver problem and I have no Bluetooth installed. I did have but its uninstalled with Revo.

I have checked the disks, the memory, updated all Vista Updates and Nvidia drivers, Broadcom Ethernet driver.

Nothing seems to fix the problem. Its totally random. Sometimes it shuts down fine and sometimes not. I had XP on this PC initially and it was fine,

On many of the posts it seems to be only Vista Home Premium users who have this problem, I never see it with Ultimate or Basic Users. I also seems to affect many brands and configs, so it seesm to be a Home Premium problem.

Does anyone know of a fix?

A:BSOD on shutdown then recovers from unexpected shutdown

Please try and Reinstall your Blue tooth Driver that is Installed

See the Attachment for more Information

YOU WILL NEED TO BE AN ADMINISTRATOR

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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Hello! I have recently had an issue with my computer not fully shutting down!

When I press on the windows icon and the press SHUTDOWN it goes to shutdown and looks like it is working but then as the monitor goes off and things get quieter, the computer still stays on!

The computer has been running great but I am very close to trying a new reformat (although Intel's driver website seems to be having issues when I go to download so this might have to wait).

I also just replaced my power supply recently, a friend came over who runs a pc shop and he sad it is installed right (he even redid it just to make sure). The PSU was like 6 years old, it would not start up before so thats why we got anew psu and put it in and its worked since (although with this not 100% shutting down)

Also I got a new motherboard and CPU put in not long ago. I have a feeling there could be a bios update I should use? I know its still an early default bios.

Asus P8Z77-V_LK
Consair 650w PSU
Intel I5
Auzen 7.1 Prelude
660ti+ 3gb version
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

When I go into events for windows after I have to shutdown the comp with the button, it says "Kernel Event" and "Session Micrsoft Security Client OOBE Stopped due to the following error: OxC000000D"
and "Microsoft Windows Setup" Stopped due to the followign error:0xC00000D" The wierd thing Is I dont even have Microsoft Security going and I dont know what the whole Microsoft Windows setup thin under event view... Read more

A:Pressing SHUTDOWN does not fully shutdown computer

Go to the Start Orb and right tick and select Properties.
You should see a window. Then select Start Menu and you should see this. Notice the red circle.
Tick there and you will see some selections.

Attachment 292213

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Dear all,

I have an issue with my 7 machine, every time I hit shut down the machine will hang on the shutdown aero screen and fails to shut.

If I leave it to run it loses the connection to the monitor which goes black and does not detect the PC input.

I then have the hold down the button in order to shut the machine down.

I have replaced the old 120 GB SSD with a larger 480 GB SSD and the behaviour is the same. I cloned the drive to change it using Macrium Reflect.

I would greatly appreciate any guidance and will gladly supply the required logs / info on request.

Many thanks in advance.

Ron.

Windows experience info is below -

Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model Z68MA-D2H-B3
Total amount of system memory 16.0 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 4285 GB
Disk partition (C 344 GB Free (447 GB Total)
Media drive (D CD/DVD
Disk partition (E 112 GB Free (112 GB Total)
Disk partition (F 1129 GB Free (1863 GB Total)
Disk partition (I 1117 GB Free (1863 GB Total)

Graphics
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Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Total available graphics memory 4095 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 2048 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
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Trying to figure out this nagging problem with my HP laptop Pavilion DV7 running Vista 64 bit.
The laptop won't shutdown.  It logs off user, then stalls at shutting down message then finally blue screen error and memory dump files created.
It then reboots to the logon screen.
 
Once logged back in get windows messsage:
 
Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:    BlueScreen
  OS Version:    6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
  Locale ID:    4105
Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:    1000009f
  BCP1:    0000000000000004
  BCP2:    0000000000000258
  BCP3:    FFFFFA8003CBD040
  BCP4:    0000000000000000
  OS Version:    6_0_6002
  Service Pack:    2_0
  Product:    768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
  C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini031213-02.dmp
  C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-1868689-0.sysdata.xml
  C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Temp\WER4BDE.tmp.version.txt
 
 
 
 
I also have issues trying to use Windows backup utility as it times out when creating a shadow copy.  I belive this is related to above issue.
I can shut down from safemood without any apparent issues.  So I think some driver is corrupt somewhere.
 
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A:Computer won't shutdown, bluescreen on shutdown

Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply
 
 
Also, What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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i have had an hp envy for almost two and it will never shutdown by simply pressing shutdown.  Screen goes black but fan remains on. Only way to get it to shutdown is to hold power button for 6-7 seconds

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Hi to all Eightforums.
came here after a long time, and very hardly remind my id/pasword. thank God I remind it.
so the problem is, I often let my laptop for downloading something in torrent or idm and set the option "shutdown after download". and I noticed that this schedule shutdown is a full shutdown. not hiber shutdown as windows 8 doing it by default. its confirmed by starting the laptop again and it takes much time at startup. wheres my laptop's normal start time is very short, no more then 20 seconds or less.
so is there any option I should set and this schedule shutdown make hiber (fast) shutdown.
waiting for reply.
best regards.
(sorry for language)

A:Schedule shutdown is actually a full shutdown.

It is a default function in the download process and cannot be altered.

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WIN 7 Professional:
I think the shutdown button should have a confirmation prompt with a delay, whether on the Sign on page or the Start menu to allow for recovery when inadvertently clicking it.

I know I can create my own shutdown, sleep, etc. but that does not resolve the issue, unless the shutdown buttons are disabled on the sign on page and the START menu.

If that cannot be realized the next solution is to make sure the shutdown button is set to other than shutdown by default(yes, it will not say shutdown then, maybe 'sleep') and shutdown is in the sub-menu instead.

'lock' is not an option as some had suggested, unless it can be swapped with the 'shutdown'
(UPDATE)
I now found out they can be swapped... but it is misleading, because I thought the Power Button is the PHYSICAL button on the hardware... thus when I press it now it will cause a lock?!

Anyway here is the link to the thread I saw about this issue:
Stop Shutdown process after click Shutdown button!

(UPDATE)
Somewhere I saw a comment that ESC hit repeatedly does the trick... I tried that, and did not get the same result... I will next time it happens... I will hit it until the freaking screen goes black...

(UPDATE)
Pardon my French, but I constantly see responses in forums that want to deny requests as unnecessary, or fluff... I am not picking on anyone personally, there are many responses that take that approach.

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A:SHUTDOWN BUTTON win7 - how to add delay to default shutdown button

There is a semi workaround if you want:

About - shutdownguard - A more in-depth introduction - Prevent Windows from shutting down - Google Project Hosting

A Guy

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I'm having problem with the Shutdown button in XP Pro Sp1, everytime I click on Shutdown, it restart, when I click on restart, it restart , what happen to shut down ?

thanks
 

A:Shutdown doesn't shutdown

Check out this SITE .
 

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Hello,

I tried adding a shutdown script to my Windows 7 PC. The script is as follows:

Code:
Set WshShell=WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
On Error Resume Next
menuSel=MsgBox("Have you completed your timesheet ?" & vbCrLf & "Have you sent in the Invoice?" & vbCrLf & "Have you forgotten anything at all?" & vbCrLf & "Think hard!", vbYesNo)
If menuSel=vbYes Then
WshShell.Run "Shutdown -a"
End If
It was saved on a text file, and loaded using gpedit.msc.
Unfortunately, it didn't work, so I removed it.
The problem now is, my PC does not shutdown.

How can I restore it to it's normal operation?

Thanks.

A:cannot shutdown after using shutdown script

Hello JAYBEEV and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think the quickest fix is to restore your computer to a date/time prior to running the script.

System Restore

If you don't have any restore points, or if it doesn't work, you could try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) This will try to repair any damaged or corrupt system files. If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I bought a refurbished (by Dell) DellGX520 Sunday.
When I turned on the desktop the first time it loaded, through Cross Platform Technology X3-Image, XP Professional Service Pack 2 and than I think it loaded Service Pack 3.

Once XP Pro installed I upgraded IE 6 to IE7.

Now I have an intermittent problem. When I click on the Shutdown command or the Restart command (using Start/Shutdown) nothing happens.

I can shutdown manually (holding the on/off button for however long until the desktop turns off). The system seems to operate normally for a while, i.e. turning off using the shutdown command, then it the shutdown or restart command don't execute.

No error messages or any other messages have popped up.

Please advise?
Thanks,
JP

A:XP Pro won't shutdown using Shutdown command

Basic documentation on shutdown situations:Troubleshoot XP Shutdown Problems (MS) - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029 Windows XP Shutdown Troubleshooter - http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues - http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm Troubleshooting XP Startup Problems - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...p-Problems.htmlLouis

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Hello,

I followed Brink's tutorial here: Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
And I saw that there are 2 ways to fully shutdown Windows through cmd: /s and /p.
What is the difference between these 2, if both of them are said to perform a full shutdown?

Thanks

A:Difference between shutdown /p and shutdown /s ?

hello, the /p will stop and tell you have programs running ,and to close them before shutting down . /s will just shutdown with no warning messages if apps are running or if you a text file or such open that you might be working on ..that's the way I read it anyway

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Hello!

My PC has gotten very very slow (esp. during start-up and shutdown). What's weird is that i always needed to click the shutdown and turn-off button twice for it to start shutting down. The first instance that i click turn-off, it does nothing. And during shutdown, there's always this end program box for explorer.exe.

Pls pls help! Thank you very much! i hope it won't take too much of your time. Im really really counting on your help. Thanks in advance! God bless! :)
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Here's the DSS logfile:

Deckard's System Scanner v20070711.54
Run by Ely Boy on 2007-07-21 at 15:14:05
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
30: 2007-07-21 07:14:44 UTC - RP248 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
29: 2007-07-21 06:49:29 UTC - RP247 - Installed Panda ActiveScan
28: 2007-07-21 01:02:38 UTC - RP246 - Removed VP-EYE
27: 2007-07-21 01:00:06 UTC - RP245 - Removed BibleReader with KJV Bible
26: 2007-07-20 11:56:38 UTC - RP244 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-05-11 12:01:53 UTC - RP219 - Software Distribution Service 2.0


Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.


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A:very slow PC (slow start-up and shutdown) need to click shutdown twice

Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked":

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://minisearch.startnow.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://minisearch.startnow.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://as.starware.com/dp/search?x=w...T5gYV390FiUUsa
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {6F46FD6C-E95F-451D-89D9-934B8AE01331} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {59879FA4-4790-461c-A1CC-4EC4DE4CA483} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Trickler] "c:\documents and settings\ely boy\local settings\temp\gain_trickler_3202a.exe"
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://kl.bar.need2find.com/KL/menusearch.html?p=KL
O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0001-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1_01) -
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{388BDD93-C6FF-4F5D-95C6-2C3F9BE37A57}: NameServer = 85.255.113.90,85.255.112.5
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{9DEC0A1F-2F60-4075-B9B1-E98C8B003952}: NameServer = 85.255.113.90,85.255.112.5
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 85.255.113.90 85.255.112.5
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heres my hijackthis log

unsafe tgps..... pop ups.... ask yes or cancel.... clicked cancel.... infected..... wallpaper replaced by fake anti virus advertisement..... 3 fake anti virus icon apear on desktop.... delete but resurrect itself....

have scanned with:
- TCspy
- spybot
- ad-aware
- antivir
- nod32
- AVG anti virus
- many more dont remember
- each scanner takes whole day! 5,6,7 hours!
- scanned all in safemode

next
- smitrem
- smitfraudfix
smitfraudfix got rid of the 3 fake icon on desktop and fake advertisement wallpaper... all happy.... but few hours comes back... sad.....

next
- atf cleaner
- rogueremover
-

and now
- AVG anti spyware
it caught umm.. if i remmeber correctly... backdoor something and adwaretoolbar something and ummm grrr forgot.... umm cant think anyway it caught 3 malwares.
edit: oh yeah the othe rone is legmir something something.

next
- ccleaner reg cleaner
- ccleaner cleaner

so far so good.... dont know if it really clean.

...........nope it still not clean!!!!! came back again!!! GgRrrrRRRaaaAAAa~~~~~!!!!!!

anyway heres the HiJackThis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:30:51 PM, on 12/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Surf Porn. popup said infected. ask ok or cancel. clicked cancel. 3 icon. walpapr

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OK. So I am using Win XP Pro w/SP3 1GB Ram on a computer I built. AMD XP 2100+ Thoroughbred B core CPU. It is (was) still a nice machine believe it or not. Here is my problem. One day I booted up and logged in. No icons appeared on the desktop. I figured, corrupt explorer.exe file and went to ctrl+alt+del and nothing. So rebooted and then the icons were there. I tried to load from Start>Programs.. and it freezes up and the "hourglass" mouse pointer is displayed instead of the arrow pointer (like my cpu is at 100% at all times) Now I realize that something is seriously wrong. All drivers are as up to date as they ever will be and all things were functioning properly until I got this whatever (Trojan virus Im sure, virus at the least) I cannot even boot to a CD. Cannot get into safe mode at all. And the task-manager is disabled along with me being able to open anything. I can still log on fine (of course) and then it is all downhill from there. So this is what I do. I go through this reboot and tinker for a while and it is futile to waste any time on that. I purchase a IDE case to make this internal Hard Drive an external Hard Drive via USB 2.0.I boot up my Windows 7 laptop and connect this drive via USB and run Norton 2010 on it. As we all know it is infected many times over. Norton states that it removed all infections except for one file which I had Norton delete the file since it was not an important one. (garbage file)In theory, I should be... Read more

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When I shut down my PC, the screen just goes blank without the dialog box "Now it is safe to shut down your PC." and the CPU does not shut down. Can anyone please help me resolve that promblem?
 

A:PC shutdown

What Operating system? What happens when you say 'restart' instead of shut down? MS has some 'showdown patches' for a couple of there OS have you installed them?
In the bigger picture...is this causing a problem?
You can always unplug from power if you really want it off or sometimes holding the power button for about 10 seconds will shut it down. I've seen/owned pc's that did this and if I couldn't find a easy resolution I just lived with it....
 

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PC shutdown during WINDOWS LOGO appears. I haven't installed new software or uninstall it just suddenly happen...
i tried to cloned my hard disk with my other pc (working pc) but still shuts down when windows screen appears...

can someone help me what could have caused this problem. i know i encountered this before but i forgot how did to fix it...

thnx
 

A:PC Shutdown

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/support/nostart.mspx#2

have a look there please
 

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My pc shutdown itself some times because this goes so far i finaly want to ask for help, sometimes when pc shutdown i check eventviewer at system logs and i found some errors critical, kernel power, pc shutdown was unexpectedly etc. i dont know what this exactly mean but i need help, maybe because in device manager i have unknown device under usb ports this shows everytime even reinstalling pc cant fix can this cause the problem And today shutdown after 5 seconds when i turn on pcAny help would be nice thanks

A:PC shutdown itself, help

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Does anyone know how to completely shutdown XP? When I click on my 'start menu" and then I click on "turn off computer" a screen comes up with 3 buttons that says "standby", "turn off" and "restart". When I click on "turn off" the computer goes through it's normal stuff and shuts down but then it just restarts on it's own as if I had hit "restart" INSTEAD of "Turn Off". So how do I shut down the XP so that I cna safely turn it off?
 

A:Shutdown XP

Is the installation of XP an upgrade from an earlier OS? If so did you have Easy CD Creator installed?

Have a look at these two articles

http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q311806

http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q311466
 

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HP dx2300, i use it as my desktop in work, i have XP SP3 installed, sometimes, it prompt me to shutdown, it says that there are apps open, do you still want to shutdown, of course i say no, but it doesnt work, trhe prompt keep appearing (immediately, the PC will be not useful, it is a modal dialog). Please anyone knows about this particular problem and can help ?
Thanks

A:XP SP3 shutdown alone

What application are you working in when this occurs?

What apps do you know to be working when this occurs?

Do you have the additional critical updates post-SP3 installed in XP?

What AV and other malware defense programs do you have installed and current? Last time scans were done?

Louis

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I'm running Win 2K on a P3 at 1Gig. An Asus board w/ the Intel chip. I have been surfing this helpful lil site for a solution, but to no avail.
Nortons utilities can't complete a scan on start, and up pops a msg. " failed to ?? reg. handle ATIpoll.
Of course this is all above the shut down problem....

Thanx in advance to any help, articles, advice, or slaps for being computer illiterate
 

A:Win 2K won't shutdown

Have you tried reinstalling Norton? This might take care of part of your problem.
You could try this to force any apps that are hanging at shutdown to be forced close.

Edit HKEY_USER\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop and add value AutoEndTasks REG_SZ. Set it to 1.

Edit HKEY_USER\YourUserId\Control Panel\Desktop and add value AutoEndTasks REG_SZ. Set it to

1. This forces any task, that does not respond to the shutdown, to end.

Keep in mind that this unceremoniously kills the apps, so if you make sure that you close any open programs while in Word or any other Office type app.
 

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