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Q: cannot shutdown after using shutdown script


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

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

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


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A: cannot shutdown after using shutdown script

Hello JAYBEEV and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

System Restore

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

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Is it possible to have Win XP Pro execute a script at shutdown which would copy a specified folder to another folder as a means of backing up data?

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I have laptop with Windows XP Pro, when i shutdown i see this message "Running Shutdown Script". I takes for ever to shutdown. Can one help me with this, what does it mean and how do i get it to shutdown faster.

A:Shutdown Script


Is this a company computer? Is it a part of a domain?

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I have a laptop with Windows XP Pro, when i shutdown i get this message "Running Shutdown Script". Can any one help me, what is it and how do i get my computer to shutdown faster. I takes for ever.

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I got an VBS script to shutdown pc in network remote..


Option Explicit 
Dim objShell
Dim strShutdown

strComputer = (InputBox("Computer name""Computer Name")) 
strComputer <> "" Then 
Loop until strInput True

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A:VBS script that shutdown other pc in network.

Replace the 120 with another variable and ask for this during the InputBox display:

strShutdown = "shutdown -s -t" & ShutDownTime & " -f -m \\" & strComputer

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Every once in a while I need to run something on my computer, but I don't have the time for it. I've been thinking that I can run this while I sleep, but I'm also conscientious about power consumption. I would like to be able to run something like chkdsk and have the computer turn itself off once it boots into Windows. Also, at times, I want to run a backup or a defrag (with 3rd party software) and it takes so long, but I want to be able to shutdown the system after that program is done running. Can I accomplish these?

A:Auto shutdown script

Hey Silvergoat!

First of all, I do not recommend installing softwares for every need! Windows has so many features that most users do not even know about. If you want a software to so this for you, Auto Shutdown will help. I have not personally tried this.

What I would do is use Window's built-in Task Scheduler for this purpose. If you're not sure how to do this, just click here.

And, for a deragmentation software, you can use Smart Defrag, it has a built-in shut down after completion option, if you insist on 3rd party software that is.

Hope I have been of some assistance.
Take care.

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Good evening everyone,
I have a problem regarding a shutdown script on Win7 clients.
What I am trying to do is simply set the date on the client to the 1st of January 2017 due to restrictions made by the
I simply tried to use a .cmd file as a shutdown script with only "date 01.01.2017" in it. After doing so, I used this script in a GPO wich I linked on a test OU.

As far as I see, this should work. But somehow it does not. The next step would be to run a .exe file. So I put this "C:\exelocationandname.exe" as a second line in said .cmd.
The date is not set, but the .exe is being executed. I do not have any idea why this occurs.
As far as I understood, the shutdown scripts run with SYSTEM priviledges. So this shouldn't be an issue.
Please let me know if you have an idea about this.

Thanks a lot


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Hey all,

I'm trying to run a script that remotely shuts down a networked computer (AUX) when I shut down the main computer (MAIN). I've already got a batch file written that sends the shutdown signal.

When I go into gpedit.msc-->Windows Settings-->Scripts--Shutdown and add the batch file there, it runs very late in the process, after the user is already logged off, and throws a permissions error (5: access denied).
If I move the script to run at logoff, it works perfectly; however these computers are frequently changing accounts and therefore it would be very frustrating to constantly need to restart the AUX after every account change. Therefore I need the script to
run on shutdown, NOT logoff
I can see three possible solutions:
1) Somehow change the shutdown sequence of events so that the batch file gets ran first. I believe that this is possible, but I have no idea where to do it...probably hidden in the registry or a system file
2) Change the default "Power Button" in the start menu so that my script runs instead of just sending the shutdown command. While this fix is not ideal, it would work for all practical purposes.
3) Create an executable that polls for the shutdown event trigger in the background. The issue here is that, as far as my research could tell, all of the shutdown-specific (NOT logoff) triggers happen after the logoff has already occurred.
I won't be the primary user of this system, I am merely configuring the drives for other ... Read more

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I am running Vista Home Premium x64 and I would really like to run a logoff and/or shutdown script. Do you have a way to do it? I know it's in gpedit and I have seen a lot of posts where people have added scripts with gpedit and then tried to do a before & after analysis of the registry to see how to manually add a script - but it is really complicated and I can't get it to work.

Good grief, you would think that running a logoff/logon/startup/shutdown script would be as easy as adding one registry entry but I can't find any information. And it sure doesn't help that you have to logoff/logon/restart to test it.

I'm hoping that you have the magic answer!!!

A:Need help to run a logoff and/or shutdown script please.

Found this and it may help
How to: Add startup and shutdown scripts in Windows - Online Training and Tutorials

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I've got my system configured via gpedit so that it runs a custom batch script when it shuts down. The script can take about a minute to complete because it is telling some external hardware to run through its power down procedure. However when I tell the system to _reboot_ the script still runs and then when the system starts back up it has to run the startup script to power the hardware back up again.

Therefore I wondered if there is a way to tell Windows not to run the script if the action is reboot, not shutdown, or can I get access to the action via some parameters that can be passed to my script?

Searched through forums but can't find any answer to this - maybe the search terms are too common.

Many thanks

A:Don't want shutdown script to run on restart

Unless you can somehow specify in the script to only run on shutdown rather than reboot, I don't see a way in Gpedit, since it tailors purely to startup/shutdown function, and doesn't acknowledge reboots.

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I try to find a way to intercept and block the shutdown (stop and/or restart) inside a script.
What is the best way to do that ?

A:Intercept Shutdown inside a script

Shutdown -a can do it.
However I want to note that using it will lead to having an unstable OS session. The reason is because the shutdown process before issuing the abort command will already have ended processes already. It is not recommended to keep the OS running for any sort
of production after aborting a shutdown or restart.

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I have absolutely no idea where to put this, so I just picked a place. If anyone thinks there's a better spot for it, have it moved there please

My intentions: to make a DOS batch script that will shut down four machines, then to set it as a scheduled task running at, say, 1 AM

The Problem:
I type something in DOS:

shutdown -s -m \\computername -c "This machine will shut down in two minutes To cancel click the abort shutdown icon on your desktop" -t 120 -f

It works, the remote machine displays a warning and a countdown timer. I have an icon on their desktop that is a batch script with contents:

shutdown -a

to abort the shutdown if someone is on the machine at 1 AM.
If I copy the same script (the shut down one) into notepad save and run the batch file, it goes into this endless loop and does nothing. Anyone know why?

I've attached a screenshot of the running batch script in its endless loop"

A:Solved: Shutdown DOS batch script

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I need a script that wel be activ wen you start iexplore.exe and close the proses after 1h,
I't shud only be acktiv for low previlider status not the admins.

i prefer c++ script becus i can alitel abaut it but eny ladvidge wel go finde if you tell me hau to youse it ^.^

Hears an link of an code i cod probobly rebild but im as an beginer dont understand haw i wod compilate or wear i wod put it to get it work
Thx for the help.
And sry for the bade english

A:Solved: Shutdown script for iexplore.exe in Win XP

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I have a .vbs to run wakeonlan.exe (also tried shutdown.exe) to run as a shutdown script. The script works fine from a command line or double click but it fails when run as a shutdown script.
Maybe some service that either exe needs is stopped before the script runs so there is some sort of error???
I want my HTPC to shtudown my media server when it shuts down, and start the server when a certain user(the HTPC front end) logs in. I beleive the wake portion works fine, I've had no success on the shutdown..
i have tried inserting a line to run a timer for thrity seconds and hold it up, no luck
I use the parameter to halt script execution until the program completes, no change.
Is there a way to make shutdown scripts run before anything else is stopped in a shutdown?

A:Shutdown Script not working when shutting down

should lead you to water...

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Is it possible to run a script on shutdown on Windows 10 Home edition?
Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is not available.

Already tried to modify registry
Execute a script a startup and shutdown
Tested successfully on Windows 10 Professional but won't work on Home.

Also, tried through Task Scheduler without success
Ramblings...: How to run a script on logout/shutdown in windows 7

Any help would be great!

Thanks in advance

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I have just came back from my boss's house and i have witnessed something that i would have thought was impossible. yet pleasntly EVIL.

my boss lives in the UK and only comes around every 2-3 months and stays at a corp. apt that we rent out for Guest's he comes to me since i am the IT admin for the company with a unique problem
the laptop works fine the whole time he is gone. he comes to our office and it is still fine.
But when he takes it to the apt. and attempts to use the Wireless to connect to the Internet the Laptop Instantly Shuts down(like Poof Black Screen) and begins to restart. and before it comes up to the logon screen it shuts down again and again. Untill you turn off the wireless radio (it has swtich on the side) then it turns on fine
I thought he was joking becouse i looked at the laptop and it seemed fine I could a in the event viewer where it had attempeted to restart mulitple times but nothing to give any indication of what has happened. ( I was assuming he was not quite correct) so today I went to the apt with the laptop and witnessed it for my self.

i was able to reproduce the problem which was amazing and scary at the same time.
i loaded the machine without the wireless and it was fine. i changed the order of the preffed wirelss to the one at the apt on top of the list. turned on the radio. Viewed available Wireless ( there were 8 or 9 on the list) it connected to the apt wireless which is secure thru wep. and everything seemed fine. but i no... Read more

A:WIFI logon script to shutdown PC

I suspect that person found a unique way to protect his wireless network.

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I have recently started using multiple monitors but due to my second monitor having a VGA connection it defaults to the primary display when starting up and it shows the bios and windows log on and only once windows has started will it revert back to my DVI primary display.

My question is: Would a shutdown script in the group policy be able to set windows to use a single display only everytime the PC is shut down? This would therefore mean the bios and windows log on would only have one monitor to choose from and it would display correctly.

I am running windows 7 64 bit


A:Single Monitor shutdown script

Welcome to Seven Forums asbuild. This may be better posted in the Hardware and Devices forum. This is a discrete graphics card with a VGA and a DVI output? The VGA will be default if it is written that way in the video cards own BIOS. The boot screen is from the motherboards BIOS, and only after windows boots do the settings for primary and secondary monitors take over. Group policy will not apply until windows takes over as well. Feel free to post the question in the correct forum and see if anyone else has a different answer. A Guy

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Okay here is what I have so far - I did take some of this from another users code here - http://hacks.oreilly.com/pub/h/1104 - BUT I had to modify alot of it to fit our needs and make things automatic.

Now mind you running this with this exact setup it runs and displays the shutdown prompt box as it should.

When it doesn't work is if I take ANY other computername and subsitute it for strComputer = "." I.E. strComputer = "Remoteuserscomputername"
strComputer = "."

function Ping(byval strComputer)
dim objFSO, objShell, objTempFile, objTS
dim sCommand, sReadLine
dim bReturn

set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

bReturn = false

sCommand = "cmd /c ping.exe -n 3 -w 1000 " & strComputer & " > C:\ComputerShutdown\temp.txt"

objShell.run sCommand, 0, true

set objTempFile = objFSO.GetFile("C:\ComputerShutdown\temp.txt")
set objTS = objTempFile.OpenAsTextStream(1)

do while objTs.AtEndOfStream <> true
sReadLine = objTs.ReadLine
if instr(lcase(sReadLine), "reply from") > 0 then
bReturn = true
exit do
end if

set objTS = nothing
set objTempFile = nothing
set objShell = nothing
set objFSO = nothing

Ping = bReturn
end function

bPingtest = ping(strcomputer)

If bPingtest = False Then
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A:Solved: Something not quite right in computer shutdown VB script.

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I have a script that launches Ccleaner and needs to run at shutdown. Shutdown scripts do not run within the user space as I understand, so I figured I'd use a logoff script which will run while the user is still logged in. The logoff script works when logging off as expected, but does not run when shutting down.

When you hit the shutdown button, the system first logs the user off then enters the shutdown process, so logically (in my head anyway) a logoff script should run when shutting down the system, yet it doesn't.

Does anyone here know how I can accomplish my goal of running Ccleaner (or any other app that needs to be run while logged in) when the system is shutdown? Please note that I am aware of the alternatives, but I want this to work when clicking "Shut Down", not by ending a batch file with a shutdown command and using that to shut down my system.


A:Logoff script not running at shutdown

Windows shutdown script.
Create System Startup / Shutdown and User Logon / Logoff Scripts

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I am running 64bit... I am completely new to script too.
I have two accounts on my home computer, and Admin account and a 'Other'.
I want it, so that when someone from the 'Other' account, logs off or shuts down, that all of the saved files and settings changed, reverse back to what they were before they logged on... OR just to delete the files that were saved?

Please help me, Thanks a lot!

A:Script or Software to delete files on shutdown

I think you may find what you need in the guest account
Guest Account - Turn On or Off

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Im creating a program with the following code:
$listDrives=DriveGetDrive( "REMOVABLE" )
If NOT @error Then
Beep(500, 400)
Beep(500, 400)
Beep(500, 400)
msgbox (48,"Removable Device Detected","Removable Device Detected Please Remove", 30000)
The idea is that it runs at logoff to alert the user if they have left a USB drive plugged in. What i want to know is how i can pause the logoff/shutdown until this program has closed.


if i stick it in the logoff script will windows pause automaticly until it closes?


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In old WinXP there was a tricky feature in Group Policy editor to execute a script when a User logs off resp. the computer was shutdown.

I do not find this feature in Windos 7 (pro).

is there another way to execute a *.bat batch script at
a) user logoff
b) shutdown?


A:Is there a way to execute a prgm/script at user logoff/shutdown?

You can do it in pro and above with gpedit.

Use Startup, Shutdown, Logon, and Logoff Scripts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Greetings Gents

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

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 -


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 -


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. . .





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

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

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

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

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


Here are my system specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
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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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,

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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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

Reducing Heat Inside the PC to Prevent Overheating:


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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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.


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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?


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.


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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 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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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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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.


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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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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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...


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

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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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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


Hope This Helps,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Pressing SHUTDOWN does not fully shutdown computer

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

Attachment 292213

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