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Stop Shutdown process after click Shutdown button!

Q: Stop Shutdown process after click Shutdown button!

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

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A: Stop Shutdown process after click Shutdown button!

Ok I'll bite...


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

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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'
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!

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...

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.

The best way to explain it... I am in a plane and there is a huge red bu... Read more

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 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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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! :)
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.

-- 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.

-- HijackThis (run as Ely Boy.exe) -------------------------------------------... Read more

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 =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{9DEC0A1F-2F60-4075-B9B1-E98C8B003952}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\Sys... Read more

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For the past couple of months, I've had an issue where the button that normal puts the computer to sleep has been replaced with the shutdown button because it thinks i've downloaded updates, even when I haven't been connected for a week.

I wouldn't normally mind something like this but, it makes the computer start up and shutdown take forever. thanks
*!*!*!* Please refer to later post as I've explained the problem better there. *!*!*!*

A:Sleep button has been replaced with shutdown button

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All Of A Sudden The Shutdown Button On My Startmenu Dissappeared.
Is There Any Way To Get It Back ??

A:Shutdown Button Gone

If you have the WinXP CD try
Start >> Run >> sfc /scannow

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help !! my shutdown button gone... i cant even run task manager. i searched help but they said i have to go to regedit. now the problem is i cant run regedit either !! this virus has disabled everything. anyone has answer pls??

A:shutdown button gone

Moved to Am I Infected

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Seriously...I went to shutdown my PC today and the button is gone. This is not a fresh install or anything. I've had this build installed for about 2 weeks now and have restarted or shutdown on several occasions...but where is it now?? See my screeny below:

A:Lol! Where's My Shutdown Button???

Oops, lol

I suppose you can use Ctrl+Alt+Del now

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I added a Shutdown and Restart button to my Start Menu page following these instructions Add a Shutdown menu to the Windows 8 desktop | TechRepublic
But it doesn't work, how do I get it to work?

A:Shutdown button

Hello mlum,

This may work better for you.

Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8


Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8


Show Desktop Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Forums

Hybrid Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

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ive had this problem for more then a month now and i dident have it from the start
ive updated all drivers, graphic card, sound card, Motherboard, and so on

OS: Win 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: Intel Core I7-930 CPU, 2.80ghz, Type QuadCore Intel Core i7 930, 2933 MHz (22 x 133)
Ram: 6GB ram
Graphic Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 470 "from Gainward"
Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
HDD: x2 500GB/7200rpm "Western Digital", x1 150GB/10k rpm "Western Digital Raptor
Screen: Samsung SyncMaster 2233
Chipset: "will upload a text report"

if any other info is needed please tell "using Everest Ultimate as reporter for detailed reports"


A:BSOD after 15+min Shutdown process


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When ever I shut down my pc, I get one of those process ending (click here to end now) windows pop up. The wierd thing is in the title bar it usually says something like "[[[[[[[[[[$[[[#?[[[[[", which looks quite wrong to me. I dont have any problems with my system, and I regularly run virus/spyware checkers and occassionally find things and get rid of them, but this window keeps popping up.

Any ideas why?

A:Wierd shutdown process

run cleanup in my sig, have no important material in your temp folders
if there isnt any improvement>>>
run the 5 step procedure

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i recently installed XP-SP2 Slipstreamed and i opted for the fast shutdown sequence [i.e. meaning that if something was timing out at shut down it would get killed immedately at shutdown sequence.] even before i installed the slipstream, back when i had XP Pro SP1a install then upgraded to SP2, this happened. the shut down and restart process takes between 3-5+ minutes. before it used to shutdown and reboot up and ready to go completely in 2 minutes easily. maybe even less than that. startup processes are not the issue. and when i hit the shutdown button or restart that's when the slowness hits. lets see what i have running at shutdown on average

AVG Free
Intel(R) Active Monitor
and i have my USB Jumpdrive plugged in. but nothing running off of it.

i close all programs and such before shutdown. always. it's a habit i have.

if some one could help me with this. that would be much appreciated thanks.

A:XP Slow Shutdown Process. Help! please

See your event log in the Application part and look for errors at the shutdown time.

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When I click Start - Turn Off Computer - Turn Off on 2 of my 3 computers, Windows will shut down and the power will go completely off.

When I do this on my third computer, Windows will shut down and the monitor screen will black out, but the green light in front of the tower will stay on and the fan will keep running. Only by pushing in and holding the power button for a few seconds will the power go completely off.

This computer was built in a computer shop and is not a factory-brand model. The original owner had it for 5 years before giving it to me. I formatted the hard drive, installed Windows XP SP2 in it, and added another 256 MB of RAM.

Is this occurring because of how the computer was built, or am I missing something somewhere? The power options are set to "Always On - Never - Never".


A:A Question About Shutdown Process

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hi. whenever i click start->turn off computer... windows stop responding for about 5 mins, then the shutdown dialog box appears. this only just started recently. I have done a virus and spybot scan but the computer is clean. anyone know whats causes this?

A:Slowwww Shutdown process

This is normaly caused by a program hanging up on shutdown. What programs are running when you shutdown?

Do you get any error messages like so in so program not responding?

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Hello Good People:

I have one-click shutdown and reboot shortcuts for my W98se but they don'w ork in W2k. I have searched for but cannot find any. Do any of you know of any?


A:W2k One-Click Shutdown

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I have a little batch file which solved the old Win98 shutdown problem which does not seem to work in XP. The batch file contains...

NET USE * /delete /yes > nul

Putting this on the desktop meant my users could get a guaranteed shutdown of their computer with just a double click. Now PC's are gradually upgrading to XP, I find that although there is no longer any failure to close down, users do not like the long-winded process of doing it manually - they still want the convenience of a double-click - go home. Why does the above batch file not work under XP? anyone know?

A:One-click shutdown

XP has own application for that, shutdown.exe. Check the required parameters from command prompt, and create a shortcut for it.

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O/S : Win XP Media Centre Edition Pro.

Problem : laptop won't shutdown unless I go start/shutdown twice. Everytime. This has been occurring since several weeks.
I've updated and scanned my spyware, malware and antivirus regularly. Any advice?

Is there a tutorial to repair XP by reinstalling?


A:Need to click shutdown twice

Do you have disks reflecting your operating system?

Manufacturer and model of system?


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hi guys...
i want to change my shutdown button in windows 7 to windows xp....like the picture below:

A:change the shutdown button

Welcome aboard, muiacir

But, I am sorry that I most probably there is no way to do it

At a max, you may have such a thing, using some third party program .

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hey guys
how do i disable the shutdown button
its on my desktop case
its the big blue button
my dad presses it and ruins whatever im doing

A:How To Disable shutdown button

Hmmm. Can't you just put your hand over it when he comes near?

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Have a new hp slimline desktop, running windows 10, 64 bit, home edition. Have tryed all the suggestions to create a desktop shortcut, but when I type in for example (shutdown.exe/s/t00) it comes up and says not found. What will work to create this desktop shutdown button?

A:Create a shutdown button

@vader30 Target:C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0  When you see a Post that helps, inspires, provides fresh insight,or teaches you something new, click the Thumbs Up on that Post.Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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Hi to everyone!!
I have not added new hardware and as far as I can remember I have not installed any new software either.
I have a Toshiba Satellite 3000-100.

When I go to the shutdown button in start menu to shutdown the computer; I click it and the computer looks as though it is shutting down but then just reboots again so I cannot shut my computer down.
Please can anyone help me?
Thank you very much!

A:Pressing the shutdown button.

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I suspect I am am infected with something. When clicking on the Start, Shutdown button, the button disappears and I can only shut down by powering the computer off.

With Cntrl-Alt-Del, hitting shutdown button freezes screen.

AVG scan finds no problems. Have Restore points but system will not restore. Any suggestions?

HJT Log in next post.


A:Shutdown Button Disappears XP

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I hope i am in the roght place - my nephew has a netbook with windows 7 and somehow has managed to lose the shutdown button (image attached) i have no idea how to get this back it`s only onhis user account that this has happened my sister has access to an admin account which i added on saturday AFTER this was noticed - is there anyway to restore the shutdown button.

A:Shutdown button disappeared

Hello Micky,

You might see if you may be able to add the shutdown options back using the tutorial below.

Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Commands - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,

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i just saw a screenshot of a guys computer and he had the shutdown button on the desktop. that would be nice, does anyone know how to do this?

A:how to put shutdown button on desktop?

You could read This Article about putting a shutdown shortcut on the desktop in XP.

Hope it helps,

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i have windows xp. the first thing you kearn about pc's is to avoid re-boots. wshen i
hit the turnoff button on the start menu i get 3 choices. waitg turn-off and restart.
somdetimes the curser changes to an hour-glass. everything is ok, isx it ok to use

A:restart button on shutdown

Yes of course. It perfectly safe to restart a computer using the Restart option or whenever any software requires and performs a restart. That restart is not the same as using the reset button on the front of the computer, it properly exits and restarts the computer in the proper manner.

There is actually no reason to avoid rebooting the computer, I think what you are thinking of reseting or powering off the computer manually.

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how to disable just the shutdown button when there are 2 accounts in windows to prevent losing data from the locked account if the user switches to another account then purposely shut down the computer.

os: windows 7 64bit ultimate

A:Disable shutdown button

You mean like this?
How to Remove Shut Down Button from Windows Vista and 7 Login Screens? - AskVG
You mean that button in the login screen right?
Or try this:
Remove shutdown button on Windows 7 logon screen | Windows 7 | Microsoft Windows | Programs | Dreevoo.com

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Hi guys

my system is windows XP I dont know whats wrong with my computer everytime i turn it on after about 60 secs it flashes up with a system shutdown message which says:

'The system is shutting down please save all work and log off this shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM

time before shut down 0:55 secs

Windows must now reboot because DCOM Server Process server terminated unexpectedly'

and reboots the computer? ive managed to turnoff the countdown by using 'shutdown -a' command and i can use the internet which has led me to this forum

I posted in the Windows XP section and they redirected me to here can anyone please please help!

my HijackThis reads like this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:29:22, on 09/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\M... Read more

A:Please help - DCOM Server Process shutdown?

any help please!!


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Can some one please help with this. I've been trying to get an answer on the web for past 3 weeks and there is no patch or anything that I can find to fix this problem. Here is my HJT log.

Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:22:43 AM, on 1/21/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\iQmetrix\RetailiQ\Update\IQ.Enterprise.Update.WindowsService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm, Inc\novacom\x86\novacomd.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie... Read more

A:Dcom server process shutdown

it's been 10 days I never got a respond, can anyone help please?

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My computer has a problem, the problem is that after having tried to turn my computer off, and turning it on again later on - My computer starts the shutdown process, much like the one you can do with command prompt, where as a box opens up and in x amount of times it will shut down. Right after the 'Welcome' blue screen, It starts the 1 minute count down, my desktop not fully loaded, cannot do anything... I can't do Safe mode because when i try, a hole load of text pops up on the blank screen... At some point asking me if i want to cancel something like 'STDP.exe' by pressing exit.
How do i get to my desktop or stop the shutdown process.

A quick note: It tells me that it wants to shutdown the computer because of a status failure with a certain program...
Edit: Safemode works. But the same thing happens as when windows starts normally - the shutdown process. telling me that servces.exe or something like that is corrupted/ or has some problem.
Help? Thanks.

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I have a Dell Dimension 3GHz/3GHz Dual CPU with 1 gig RAM and a few other bells and whistles, the computer is approximately one year old. For a few months now I've noticed extremely drawn out shutdowns. After clicking Shutdown from the start menu, I notice a few applications closing, the hard drive is active, and then nothing. The application bar and desktop are still active, I can open applications...it's like the shutdown process was paused. Then I'll walk away and come back ten minutes later and its finally rebooting. This is extremely inconvenient for me whenever I update certain programs that require reboot. I take pretty good care of this PC, making sure my norton definitions and other symantec software is up to date, I run Spybot and Adaware regularly, and clean out old files often. Anyone have a good place to start on solving this issue? Thanks in advanceOn an afterthought, I ran HijackThis and here is the log, if it is of any help or if someone notices something that shouldn't be there, your help is welcome.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:31:48 PM, on 8/6/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:&... Read more

A:Extremely Slow Shutdown Process

This will probably get moved to the HiJack Forum but for what its worth here's an excellent shutdown troubleshooter:http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htmYou should also look in Event Viewer for clues:Start>Run>eventvwr.msc [enter]

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there is a ncsst_protocol_manager process not responding while shutdown almost half the time. it was worse before i used spybot sd and scanned, its just lessened the amount of times it is failing to respond during shut down..its this a legit process or not cause ive googled it and nothing has come up.

A:Solved: process not responding on shutdown

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when i click shut down my PC restart agine i formattied and still same

A:my PC restart when i click shutdown

Please go to start / control panel / power options / advanced tab and look in the lower drop down menu where it asks what to do when power button is pressed. Select shutdown and apply.

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Ever since I got DSL, my computer won't shut down properly. I have to push the power button on the tower. I click start/shutdown/shutdown, and it then restarts. It wont shutdown.

Also, I tried to get into the setup when it is booting up and the keyboard isnt working yet, there is no lights, or error messages ever. My keyboard is a standard keyboard.

Someone told me my computer is programmed to restart,somehow. But,. didnt know how to change it.

Besides these things, computer works great.

Please offer any advice to me, first time here, Thanks ahead of time. Jayna

Windows 98
Tiger TS1-S-4G
Intel Technology
31MB ram

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The shutdown computer button in the start menu has dissapeared. Does anyone know why? I can't recall exactly when it happened, so I would'nt know what caused it. When I press the power button on my computer that doesn't work either. The only way my pc can shut off is if I log off first. Then it will let me shut down. This problem also seems to be coupled with my Icons not staying where I put them on my desktop. I can move them around, but when I restart, they're back in their old position. And my videocard won't stay overclocked either, when I shut down everything seems to revert. Maybe it's because of some setting I tampered with, but I'm just not sure. Help would be much appreciated, I'm feeling like I don't control my own pc.

A:My "shutdown Computer" Button Has Dissapeared!

If it was mine, I would do a clean install & start over.

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hi all,

I have recently purchased from commet an acer aspire, vista home premium desktop pc, however it was an ex-display machine, and it was running some software they put on that although they uninstalled, did not change what it had done, such as blocking the use of the task manager. I have now fixed that and a couple of others through the registry, but how do i get the shutdown button on vista?



A:Solved: No shutdown button on vista?

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Hi, I have bought a Nitro V15 with Windows 10 and when I press the power button, nothing happens at all. I have seen that there is an " Acer Power Button " app installed that can be used to shut down or hibernate. My power settings are set in a way so that the power button should hibernate the computer either when running on battery or while being charged. If I hold it for 3 seconds then it forces a switch off (not a proper shutting down) so the button works - and of course when starting the notebook it works fine. How can I get the original functionality of the power button back? I do not understand why the functionality of the power button was taken away?  We have recently purchased another Acer notebook (not a Nitro) and that has the same issue. Thus I assume that it is an Acer thing. Thanks for any advice in advance!


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A:Nitro V15 - power button does not shutdown

Fiper / All, I have just received the below message which is the solution (highlighted in bold) from the Acer support team: " Thank you for contacting Acer support.With regard to your concern, the settings which are currently setup on the system is the best settings to use. Basically, in Windows 10 you can click on the start (Windows logo) and it has the option to shut down, or restart, etc. this will allow you to close all the programs before you shut down the system and avoid any system problems.Pressing the Power button for 1 second will make the system hibernate so you can still use it on a later time while all the applications you left behind are there where you left them. However if you like, you may go back to the power settings and adjust the settings to (press power button) change it to shutdown instead of hibernate. " I only knew about pressing the power button for 3+ seconds forcing a complete shutdown and I was not aware that pressing it for 1 second does hibernation or whatever else may be set under Power Settings. It works perfectly. I have recommended that they consider finding a way to make this clear to Acer notebook users as after a week of googling I can confirm that I was not the only one knowing about this one second pressing option. IronFly, thanks for trying to help! Regards,Dundy

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on my netbook, i've got a shutdown button on my logon screen:

i would also like that button on my wakeup-from-sleep screen, so i can shutdown without having to log back on first.

anybody know how?

A:shutdown button on wakeup screen

The cause of this, is that you have unsaved data when resuming from sleep, and windows stops other people from shutting down the computer, that is a protection mechanism.

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I just noticed on my Web Server running Windows 7 Pro X64 that the Start button does not have Shutdown or Restart. It was there a few days ago. No Windows Updates other than Microsoft Security Essentials definition updates.

I checked gpedit as follows:

Click Start, Run.
Type gpedit.msc and click OK.
Navigate to the following path:

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar

It is already set to Disabled.

I don't normally apply updates to this computer since it's my Web Server and runs 24/7 but I'm applying 34 updates now, will see what that does to/for me.

CPU: Intel Pentium D 945 3.4Ghz
Ram: 5GB DDR2 Dual Channel
HD: 120GB Seagate boot IDE
1.5TB Seagate 7200RPM IDE

A:No Shutdown or Restart on Start button

Give this a try.

Right tick Start Orb and select Properties.
Go to the top Start Menu

I do believe you will find what you need in there.

You can also look here.

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings

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Hi. I upgraded to windows 7 home premium a month ago from Vista. Ever since then, when I try to shut my laptop down, it only hibernates (ie: the power button flashes slowly). Then, when I start up in the morning, my battery is dead or almost dead. I have tried shutting down various ways (ctrol-alt-dlt; start button then clicking on shut down; logging out all users then clicking shut down on the right side of the screen) but all with the same result... hibernation only.

In fact, when I try to shut down using the start button-> then click the arrow to the right of "shutdown" the options do not even include shutdown, only switch user, log off, lock, restart, sleep and hibernate.

I have disabled the wireless connection/bluetooth... same result. I have gone into the power management and it says that the power button shoud shut off the computer, yet the darn light still flashes and drains the battery.

Despite calling Dell (and having what I thought was three years of full tech support) they would not help me since they said it was a software issue, and I only had hardware support. My laptop is only 10 months old.

I upgraded the BIOS and the battery a couple of days ago, nothing changed.

Any help or tips would be most appreciated. I am not an IT guru... so please be gentle!

A:Shutdown button only hibernates laptop

Hello w7novice, welcome to Seven forums!

Have a look at the tutorial, at the link below to see if there's an option there to help you and post back with what you find out.

Power Button - Start Menu

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Hey, is there a way to add a "Are you sure?" to this button in the start menu ? So many times i click it when i meant to just lock my PC. And theres no way to stop it!

Or is there a way to remove the button and only use the drop box cos at least i won't click shutdown by accident then!

Hope you can help.

A:Shutdown button in start menu

Hello TheFollower,

You could change the Start Menu power button to another action (ex: Lock) instead of "Shut down", and be able to select "Shut down" from the arrow menu instead when needed.

Hope this helps,

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If I press the shutdown button, windows 7 shuts down. Great, fine... only not really.

If I accidently press the button, it shuts down.

Can I make it ASK if I really want to shut down? That was something I liked about XP. You got to confirm that you meant to press that button if you pressed it. I pressed it and the windows 7 one several times. Very annoyign on the windows 7 end. Can't seem to stop the shutdown process once you press it.

A:Can I Make The Shutdown Button ASK to shut down?

How would you accidentally press the button if you have to open start menu, then move your mouse at the bottom right corner.

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It's quite a pickle for me to figure out what .exe file is hidden under the "Shutdown" button in the Charms bar. Most of you will probably think it's just the system32/shutdown.exe, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Why do I care and how do I know? I have a Razer Mamba with charging dock that needs voltage on USB when the PC is off. The problem is that when I shut the PC with a shutdown.exe shortcut, the USB voltage goes off (and no, I can't enable it in my BIOS), whereas it miraculously stays on when I turn my desktop off using the Charms bar button.

I tried the hibernate.exe shortcut too, but this only hibernates the PC, without closing the apps - this I don't need nor want.

I need the proper .exe file for setting up a shortcut for my keyboard so that I can close the PC with one button, instead of going through all that Metro bullshit hassle.

I browsed the web in search for all the shutdown types used in Windows 8.1, but generally found only three methods: full shutdown, hibernate or sleep.

Can anyone help locate the .exe corresponding to the Charms bar button? I'm puzzled and out of ideas.

A:The .exe file for Charms -> Shutdown button

Sounds like it's tied into this: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

I wonder if it's this:

shutdown /hybrid Performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup.
Must be used with /s option.

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I have had no issue at all for a long time and all was well. Then this week I was on my pc (Windows XP) and went to shut down the pc, but when I went to Start to look for shute down it was not there and neither was the Run command. I researched online and found out it maybe called the quickinfo virus. I followed a few steps and got back the run command and shutdown button. I though all was fine but now when I go to open Adobe Photoshop CS I get and error I must have Admin rights to load program and it shuts down. I looked at user accounts and their is only one mine and it has admin rights. Also if I hit ctrl+alt+delete it says it has been diabled as I do not have admin rights.

How do I fix this issue?

Is this the name of the virus I have, or is it something else?

I pasted what I followed to get links back below just as FYI. Please help as I can not do any work. Thanks Much
Open a command prompt (CMD) from accessories menu -> type "gpedit.msc" expand the user configuration node -> expand admin templates -> click "Start Menu and Taskbar -> int he right pane look for "remove run menu from start menu from start menu" it should be set to "not configured" if it is double click it set to enable, click apply, then set to disable and click apply. if it's set to enabled then set to disable. Reboot and see if run's back on the start menu.

A:No shutdown or Run button or access to programs

Please someone has to know about this and can help.


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is there a way to set the sleep button to shutdown the monitor ?

in windows 10 could be done


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Is their any way to make the W7 shutdown button look like the vista one? I like the vista one(without text and all) ALOT better!

A:Can Windows 7 shutdown button look like Vista one?

hmm..... I'd be interested in this one when a reply comes

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I have no restart and shutdown buttons. I the only way I can shutdown is to hibernate, then upon exiting hibernation, I have the screen that lets me choose a user, and I can shutdown from there.

I tried editing the power options in the control panel that would allow me to choose to shutdown when I press the power button, but it told me that there are restrictions in effect that would not allow it, which is bull because I AM the administrator. This is my HOME laptop.

A:Shutdown, Restart Button Issues.

Press Control - Alt - Del to bring up the task manager. You can select shutdown from the menu toolbar. That is a temporary fix. I suspect you may have some type of malware on your system and recommend doing a full virus and malware scan. You can use this guide: Start Here. The guide is a good, easy way to check things. I hope this helps...

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