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Pressing SHUTDOWN does not fully shutdown computer

Q: Pressing SHUTDOWN does not fully shutdown computer

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 is either. The last one Ive seen in Event View is: "Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0"

My guess? It is a bios setting, driver or a windows corruption. I usually format once in awhile anyways, so it is around that time, but if I had to guess its a driver, software or windows corrupt file issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am not getting any BSOD or anything else that is wierd, just that it won't full shutdown and that it shows the warning or error in the event log). I have to press the power button on the front to fully turn it off. Any help before I format would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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Preferred Solution: Pressing SHUTDOWN does not fully shutdown computer

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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.

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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!
Sue
 

A:Pressing the shutdown button.

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I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit onto a Samsung 840 250GB SSD and whenever I shutdown using the start menu, it'll say Shutting Down.. for about 10-15 minutes, then BSOD and give me "Driver Power State Failure". However, when I have Windows on my Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB HDD, it shutdown correctly and no BSOD. I have the same drivers and such and have updated them all to the latest.

I've attached the BSOD Dump files.
I've also tried my PC on Balanced with never sleep, never turn off HDD, and no hybrid sleep as well as Performance with the same settings as I've read SSDs don't fare well with Sleep and Hibernate.

A:BSOD After Pressing Shutdown

Apply the latest version of nVidia display driver.
You may download it directly, from our forum link Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7; or you may opt for the Option 2 of Drivers- Download NVIDIA Drivers for ?Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products? (it requires java installed).

Do some General USB related troubleshooting. For the port, first, uninstall and reinstall the USB ports drivers.
Right click on Computer icon > manage. It will open the computer management window.
Click on "Device Manager" in the left pane, it will list all installed devices up.
Expand "USB Serial Bus Controllers" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
Click on one item to select, then right click and uninstall.
Do the same for all.
Restart the computer.
At restart, windows will auto configure the appropriate drivers.
And, Disable USB Selective Suspense too.
USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off

For the devices, first, detach all the USB devices other than the keyboard and mouse.
Then, Update the drivers for them all, including the keyboard and mouse, if any third party drivers are installed for them. While powering off, disconnect all the USB devices before shutting down.

Let us know the results.

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I have a HPTC running Windows Home Edition x64

If I press the restart box, or the computer restarts itself, the computer will shutdown instead

Pressing shutdown causings the computer to shutdown in the normal way

BIOS is showing it's default settings, and wiring from the case reset and power switches is OK

A:Windows 7 pressing restart causes shutdown instead

By restart box do you mean the restart selection you see when you click on the arrow next to Shutdown in the Start menu?

Dumb question, sorry.

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Hi,
First post here and looking for help with this problem...
Computer custom built and worked perfectly for about 2 months. When shutting down, i go to start then press shut down and the computer looks like shutting down, screen goes blank and within 3-5 seconds you see the power lights on the tower lighting up and computer boots up again.
Attached is the file SF diagnostics....
Look forward for any help from where I can start.
tnx.

A:Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit - restarting after pressing start-shutdown

any help someone pls?

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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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I've PC of lenovo model m91p i5-2400 win-10-pro 64bit.There is a very weird problem when I shut it down.When I shut down via the regular way (start- shut-down) it shut down the PC but it leaves the power led on, and the only way I can shut it down completly is to press and hold for 7 sec. like the picBut, in two cases, the PC is fully shut down (the power led turn off)-I give a command of "shutdown -s" via the cmd.When I shut down the windows have updates, so after the updates it fully shut down by itself.This is a very weird problem and I realy have no idea what to do!I'll be thankful for any kind of help...Thanks!

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Basically when I went on and click troubleshoot "Display Aero desktop Effects" my laptop displayed the blue screen of death(BSOD) and the laptop turned off itself, so I had to press the power button to turn it on.

I had found out the problem which caused it which was the anti-virus software activating when the troubleshoot was scanning the laptop so I disabled it for a short time and it finally worked when I clicked "Display Aero Desktop Effects",

My question is:Could pressing the power button on when the laptop has just switched off damage the laptop in terms of components/hardware/software? (Not sure if this is called a cold-boot or hard boot) or Pressing the power button (Hard shutdown) damage the laptop? I'm a bit worried

A:Could pressing power button(Hard shutdown) damage laptop in this scena

Hi James202, welcome to 7F!

From the way you describe the shutdown there should be no problems. Your laptop shut itself off to protect itself.

Problems arise when Windows isn't allowed to "tidy up" after a session, but in your case it sounds like your laptop did, only it did it without all the bells and whistles (silently).

Two scans to try and give you peace of mind would be: Disk Check

And: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If your SFC scan shows problems and repairs them or not, run it again after a reboot. You may have to do this up to three times until the scan tells you it could find no errors.

Please post back with the results.

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Hi,

I was advised by the HJThis forum to ask you guys in the XP forums about a problem I have.

As my computer was running slowly and I sometimes get "Low on Virtual Memory" Warnings, I have just added a DDR Memory Module. Since then, when I shut down, Windows closes down but the little orange light and the fan stay on constantly and I can't start the computer again unless I turn it off at the wall first.

Also, for the last few weeks I have been getting a message saying New Hardware had been detected and the "Install New Hardware Wizard" popped up for no reason. I just cancel it. It only happens intermittently and is prior to me adding extra RAM.
Some advice would be appreciated please.

I'm using XP Sp1.

Thanks.

A:Added Ram- Won't Shutdown Fully.

Just off the top of my head I can think of 2 things for the RAM problem. First off - is the RAM seated properly in your motherboard might not hurt to take it out and put it back in. Secondly - it might be that the new ram you installed isn't compatible with your old RAM.

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Hi, thanks in advance for any help rendered.Since the installation of Norton Systemworks 2006 and Norton Internet Security 2006, my PC has problems shutting down. After clicking Start -> Turn off Computer -> Turn off, the page will go to the "Windows is shutting down" and then hang there. I have to turn off the main power switch to turn off the PC. Hope you can help me with this. Thanks.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 09:36:18, on 27/3/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeD:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeD:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeD:\Program Files\Executi... Read more

A:Unable To Fully Shutdown

Hello leecs93 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.The issue is more than likely with the APM and powering the system down. This is different than windows shutting down. Once the system is at the screen to turn the computer off windows has shut down fully. It just fails to powerdown after that. Norton may well have a direct effect on the system's ability to powerdown completely.You can check here for information on how to attempt to change the way windows powers down. See the Powerdown Issues section.Cheers.OT

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hi, i'm using win2k pro,
before i have this problem with a program. having hte program running windows will shutdown but has the screen "it is now safe to shutdown your computer" similar to back in win9x days, after shutdown the program before shutdown windows, window shutdown perfectly,
but now, i get that same error but not with the program
is there a way to fix this? or know what program is causing it?would internet security have something to do with this?
 

A:unable to fully shutdown

You can go here: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
scroll down to #76 and click on the word "Off" ,when the file download box opens up,click open.
 

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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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Hello everyone im having an issue right now that my computer won't shutdown the leds and fan still keep running after the screen has turned black. I need to hold the power button in order to shutdown my computer.

I recently installed an SDD and since then im having the issue. Any idea?

I have tried to reformat windows,install all updates, update all drivers ect...


Thank you

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I have reinstalled Win 7 Home Prem 64 3 times in the last 3 days because after everything is updated and I use the computer for 10 hours, if I shut it down, it will not boot back up. I either get a constant Welcome screen or a blinking underscore (which is what I have this time). Also system repair or system restore never work. I am at my wits end as to why this keeps happening. Below is all my specs and 95% (it may have varied from installation to installation, but theses were all on the last instance) of the programs I've installed. Each instance also had SP1 installed and all drivers up to date.

Specs:
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Memory: 4 x Corsair 4GB 1333Mhz
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 SSD 256GB
(I also have 3 other HDD but they are only used for data, no instances of Windows are on them)
Video Cards: 2 x AMD Radeon HD 6900 in crossfire

Programs:
Steam (2-3 games installed)
LibreOffice
AVG Free antivirus (scans clean)
VLC video player
uTorrent
AMD video card controller program (forget it's exact name)
Malware Bytes (scans clean)
CCleaner (scans clean)

I am looking for ANYTHING that might explain this issue, or any tools/tricks that might be able to help me figure out why this keeps happening. Also, at this point I CANNOT use any Win 7 or system restore disks (receive a "This disk is not compatible with this version of windows" error). But if someone can give me some advice on what to look for once I install it again.... Read more

A:Fully updated Win 7 SP1 will not boot after shutdown

Welcome aboard. Can you post a screenshot of your disk management window?

Right click on Computer icon on the Desktop > Manage. It will open the Computer Management Window.
Make the window Full Screen.
Click on "Disk Management" in the left pane.
Take a snip using Snipping Tool
Upload it here.

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Here's a curious thing I noticed with Firefox.

Over time it gradually hogs a lot more memory. It usually starts at around 180MB, but climbs over time to 400MB+.

Now my laptop often goes a week or so without a reboot (wow, I guess Windows did get better without us really noticing ). So I'm not sure how long it takes for that to happen.

When I close Firefox it disappears from view rapidly. But I've also watched it in task manager... where it slowly unloads itself, with memory used bouncing around (up and down) until it finally disappears - some 30 seconds or so later..!

Is this typical Firefox behaviour? Does Firefox not manage memory very well? Maybe I have a badly behaved Add-On?
 

A:Firefox Takes Ages To Fully Shutdown..?

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Hello, Im hawing trouble maybe you can help me on this one. My laptop wont reboot, shutdown, when it go on sleep mode with screen off cant wake him up from it.I also did try when reinstalling windows after formated complety HDD and installing frash new windows (thinking maybe its virus), when the part comes that needs to be restarted in order to complete instalation of windows it does it several times (restart) by it's own (automaticly), every single time i need to pull out the power cable so it go's off and to start him again so it resume on installation (not virus problem).So in all my computer wont shut down completly, it can go by its own at shutingdown till the part whne the screen go's black but light at the back is still on and also small leds are indicating that the computer is on and it wont go fully off only screen go's off idk why please help me on that one. And i did try to pull out from the matherboard keyboard, touchpad, usb ports, power panel and batery then i power it on and i try to restart it or to do shutdown it wont go completly off ... help And last thing it also get stuck sometimes when its turning on at the part when the windows logo shows, then i need to pull out the kable and to turn it on again and again untill it go pass that part then it turns on just fine complete. Best regards,moonstrainger

A:my laptop wont fully shutdown or reastart or wake up from th...

 Hi @moonstrainger, Thank you for posting in the HP Forums. I understand from your posts that you are having an issue with your HP Pavilion dv6-2131el Notebook and not fully shutting down or Waking from sleep Mode. You could  try using the Windows Update Troubleshooting tool to fix any updates that have not come through for Windows.  Please restart the Notebook twice to make sure all update have been completed! Please let me know the results or error messages. To show appreciation for my efforts kindly click the Thumbs Up below. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as Accept as Solution to help other community members! Thanks. 

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Ever since I did something with my drivers, things have been going haywire. Here's a list of a few things that I have had issues with: sometimes when i'm using a speech application like skype or discord, sounds on my desktop are picked up through my mic even though i'm using a headset, my computer's automatic maintenance starts up at the most random times and it never seems to end, and whenever I shutdown, hibernate, or put my computer to sleep, my screen powers off, but my fan, power button light, and mouse lighting are still on; the fan is running as well but it's at a slower and quieter speed. All my drivers are updated, and so is my BIOS. My guess is that the BIOS update may have caused things to go haywire in my computer. Can anyone please help me solve this issue? I have to resort to pressing the power button to make my computer turn off or go to sleep. 

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!
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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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 :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini10... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 fo... Read more

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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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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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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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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.

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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for a long time my emachines comp. has randomly restarted, long before blaster, but tonight it just started turning itself off. not restarting. and it wont turn back on unless i plug it into differant outlets around the room. and then it shutsdown agian and i switch plugs. any help would be apprec. thx
 

A:computer shutdown

could be the power supply is going or an overheating problem
 

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Have a problem with our computer.. After about 10 minutes of being online the entire system just shuts down..The monitor also goes off. The only way to get it back on is to turn it off at the power and reboot it.. Ive done a system restore thinking it might have been something like that but it still does it.. Any help would be appreciated.. Now Ill send this before it shuts down again and check back later! thanks
 

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My computer at home has Windows 98 as the operating system. When I want to shut down the computer, it waits a long time and a window appears states explorer is still running. When pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete, the task manager appears stating that explorer is still running (even when explorer wasn't even used). In order to shut down, I have to play a game or two before the system is in such a state that I can shut down without any problems. Can somebody help
 

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