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XP Pro won't shutdown using Shutdown command

Q: XP Pro won't shutdown using Shutdown command

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

Once XP Pro installed I upgraded IE 6 to IE7.

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

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

No error messages or any other messages have popped up.

Please advise?

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A: XP Pro won't shutdown using Shutdown command

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

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I am trying to shutdown PC and get a message saying cannot shutdown because a program is still running. A program called command.com. Located in Windows\System32. I try to end it but says cannot. What is happening here?

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My Dell Enhanced USB Multimedia Keyboard lacks a power key. I used to, via TweakUI in XP re-assign my mail key to do "execute shutdown -s -t 0"

I cannot find any program comparable to TweakUI to re-assign a key on a keyboard in Vista x64. Any suggestions?

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Hi, does anyone know what command should i type in batch file ( short cut ). Ive tried
to use this command ( shutdown.exe ) but no joy.. it wouldnt work .. By the time i double click the shutdown.exe ..a command prompt box appeared for 1 sec then close... after that nothing happen... What command actually should i use? Thanks

A:Regarding Shutdown Command

start, run, type cmd and click ok

now type shutdown /?, press enter and you'll get all options and switches explained

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I learnt this command from techguys, a command you type into your start menu in vista to bring up a neat dialouge to shut down other computers in your network!

However I'm having problems. I'm a mother of 3, and I know that my children have been on the laptops at night etc. I sometimes am woken up from the noise and the fact that these sleeping patterns are affected so much I want to do something about it.

We first tried to configure this via our NETGEAR wireless router, by adding a schedule, yet this was bypassed by our son really easily, as he knew the password to the router page and if we changed it, the next day he'd reset the router manually.

It's not the fact that I want to ban them from the computers entirely, nor do I want to add a schedule but just shutdown their computers at tea time with a nice message and almost sarcastic message.

However, after testing the command on my own laptop it shut it down sucessfully. I have set up a 'WORKGROUP' called Workgroup (Creative, huh?) which basically when I go into the network folder I can see my other families computers! However, for example if my son's computer was PHIL-PC, when I type this in and attempt to shut it down, nothing happens.

Please help?


A:Shutdown -i command


I'm not sure but are you using the command correctly, does that work on another PC? Look here for examples of the correct syntax for that shutdown command.

Use the Remote Shutdown Tool to Shutdown, Restart, or Logoff a Local or Networked Computer — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows Vista tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

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I've always wanted to ask this question, we're using window XP for all computers that hook up to a "WORKGROUP" network... Some Computers I am able to use the "SHUTDOWN - I" command to shut down any particular computers, but some doesn't... What is the most likely cause?

A:shutdown command

Someone probably set a group policy or edited the registry to remove the shutdown command.

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Hello all, i would like to know if there is a command that can be run on a server to shut down all pc's that do not have a user account logged on at a specified time.

I.E. at close of play each day to save power

Windows XP clients and 2008 servers btw.

I know there is one to shut them all down but would like one that would leave logged on machines alone.

A:Remote shutdown command

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Hey guys! I've been looking all over the Internet trying to find a solution to disable the shutdown command for certain users.

Please help me if you can!

A:Help on disabling shutdown command

Hello David, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You could also use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to disable Shut Down for specific users in Vista.

Shut Down Computer - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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Every time I start up windows cmd.exe opens up and the command to shut down is made and it shuts down. I have temporarily solved this problem by renaming cmd.exe just to another name of cmg.exe so that it cannot be opened but I do run batch programs so have to keep changing the name when required. Any suggestions would be helpful as to sort this out.
Thanks in advance to all who respond.

p.s. weren't to sure where to post this so I appologise if it is in the wrong section of the forum

A:Solved: cmd.exe shutdown command

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I installed a voice recognition on my xp pro and I need to commands used to shut down & restart windows.

It gotta be on the form like: "C:\Program Files\BearShare\BearShare.exe" that it has to shut down.
I tried the code below but it didn't work. Anyone might let me know the command?
C:\Windows\RUNDLL32.EXE user,exitwindows

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i have an xp system that reboots when i issue the shutdown command.

this problem was not occurring prior to uninstalling symantec antivirus.

at this point i just need the quickest solution to prevent windows from rebooting. i.e., is there a registry setting that will completely disable windows ability to reboot?

any alternative suggestions (even if they are not quick) will be happily accepted too.

WindowsUpdateAUNoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers = 1
does not solve my problem. just mentioning this (not because i
thought it would work) but because it's been suggested to
me by a number of other folks and i figure it might continue to
be suggested unless i mention i've tried it.

A:xp rebooting on shutdown command

Are you talking about shutdown.exe?

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hi all
i am making a shortcut for shutdown .
so i m using command
shutdown -h for hibernate
shutdown -l for logoff

but whenever i use time for it
shutdown -h -t 120
where t 120 is number of secs after which the command will execute then the command doesnt executes

this command works fine for restart shutdown -s -t 120

help me s o that i can use hibernate with time

A:Shutdown command problem

Try the following

shutdown /h /t:120

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I am trying to setup all the computers in my house to allow remote shutdown. I have tried the command and have only gotten access denied messages. Do i have to have a user profile on the computer? And where do i go to modify the policies or settings to allow? I have no problem with the command part. Just setting the computers up. One has XP home and the other Vista Premium.


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I am trying to setup all the computers in my house to allow remote shutdown. I have tried the command and have only gotten access denied messages. Do i have to have a user profile on the computer? And where do i go to modify the policies or settings to allow? I have no problem with the command part. Just setting the computers up. One has XP home and the other Vista Premium.


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My "power on" button on my computer broke today. It goes in, but does not easily come out. While I will eventually have to get it repaired, I am trying to put this step off. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, and we are in the habit of shutting down when we're finished. Therefore, I am looking for a way to either disable the shutdown function, or add an additional reminder so we remember to not shut down the computer. Any help would be appreciated.

A:How do I disable the shutdown command?

Do you have a laptop? Are you running XP Service pack 2?

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Hello, this one has been confusing me for a while now I am trying to do a remote shutdown of another pc on a LAN to which I understand that this is the command

shutdown -s -m \\computername

when I do this I get a message saying access is denied

Then I try it another way

shutdown -i

I add the computer name into the top box , select the option and click ok to which nothing happens.

1 machine is on windows xp and the other is windows vista, BUT I do know windows xp and windows vista do use different workgroup , both are now on the workgroup one to which nothing is working.

Has anyone else got any other ideas?


A:Solved: remote shutdown command over a LAN

Try this one: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/psshutdown.mspx

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Hello, I tried many commands with switches to shut down the system, but everything is popping a prompt and closes itself withing seconds. This is very annoying. Are there any way to shut down silently like default power button do?

A:Shortcut command to shutdown without cmd popup

The command shutdown -s -t XXX shuts down the computer after XXX seconds. To give user time to abort an unwanted scheduled shutdown, Windows will warn user. Screenshot below shows the prompt in Windows 8.1, the idea is the same in Windows 7:
When prompted, user can then give the abort command shutdown -a to cancel shut down. If you want to shutdown immediately without any prompts, the command is shutdown -s -t 0.


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I am trying to run ntbackup when the PC shuts down by using a batch file loaded in the shutdown section of local group policy. The backup starts and runs but doesn't seem to complete successfully. The backup file is only 88 meg when it should be close to 3 gig. The backup file is also unusable, (which I would expect.) I think the shut down is continuing and not allowing ntbackup to finish. However to backup log shows no errors. Is there any way to force shutdown to wait until the backup finishes before shutting down the PC?

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I created a batch file and used the shutdown command at the end It works on all our computers except on one with Windows XP MCE anyone know why this might not work on that computer?

shutdown /s /f

When run on that one machine it just shows the command in the window over and over until you end the task

A:Solved: Shutdown Command WinXP MCE

It's supposed to be shutdown -s -f. You might want to try "shutdown -s -f -t 0" for an immediate shutdown.

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Hi Experts 
how to find out who shutdown my pc from shutdown -i command .my pc's are windows 7 ,8 , 10 .i checked the event log 1073 and 1074 .1073 shows me that i canceled the forced shutdown . and 1074 is not generated because i cancel the shutdown when it was forcing
to shutdown . 

can i find any logs in DC that  who is using shutdown -i command . 


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Hi Experts 
how to find out who shutdown my pc from shutdown -i command .my pc's are windows 7 ,8 , 10 .i checked the event log 1073 and 1074 .1073 shows me that i canceled the forced shutdown . and 1074 is not generated because i cancel the shutdown when it was forcing
to shutdown . 

can i find any logs in DC that  who is using shutdown -i command . 


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I'd like to be able to set a timer for delayed hibernation of my computer (so it can play music while I fall asleep). The command should be:

shutodown \h \t 999
Why doesn't it work? It works for:

shutodown \s \t 999
but I want it to hibernate, not shutdown. Can anyone help?

A:Shutdown command in DOS for delayed hibernation

when the value of /t is greater than 0 it forces the machine to terminate all running programs, don't know of a workaround... type shutdown /? in a cmd window for listing all variables. Perhaps setting a custom power plan will work for you...

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This is a two part question. Firstly it appears that windows 7 does not let you pin programs to the taskbar unless they are in c: drive. does anyone know of a workaround or registry hack for this? I can make a shortcut on c: and then pin the shortcut but then when I launch I have two icons.

I want to run firefox portable from a ramdrive because my netbook has horribly slow ssd drive. So I have come up with what I think will work

in startup directory I have a shortcut to
C:\Windows\System32\xcopy.exe c:\FirefoxPortable z:\FirefoxPortable /s /y

now I need to have a shortcut to write back to c: drive
C:\Windows\System32\xcopy.exe z:\FirefoxPortable c:\FirefoxPortable /s /y

Is there a way I can make that command run on shutdown?

A:Pinning from other drive? Command on shutdown?

Have fun! With games that run live off of a cd or dvd the desktop shortcut created will lose the game's original icon once the disk is removed from the drive. Any configurations directed to any removable source are fragile to start with.

Once you pin a shortcut onto the taskbar the one on the desktop can be deleted since the copy then seen on the taskbar is still seeing the executable being directed to there. The best way to run any browser as well as any program is to install it directly onto the version of Windows or OS being run since that will see all necessary registry values created by the installer.

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I seem to remember a post in a newsgroup that it was possible to run a user-created batch file when Vista shuts down (also when it starts up). Is that functionality available?


A:Running command file at shutdown

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is there any way to run a command before shutdown?

I've already found a couple of programs that do that, but I'd like to avoid adding more programs and having them in the background.

OS: Windows XP Pro SP2

A:How to run a command before ShutDown, without any third party software

You would have to create a .bat or script file that runs the command and then initiates a shutdown command.

Maybe we should move this to the "coding" section where you might get more help if you are specific about what you want to do.

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Im having a problem that i just can not figure out. I have two pc's running windows 7 64 bit. One labtop one desk. I have been recently trying to remote desktop but it will not work on neither computer. All the correct options are checked to allow. Firewall has exception for it on both ect. I just keep getting a error message after a long search that its one of 3 problems. remote access not enabled, computer turned off, and computer not available on network. Thats my remote desktop problem. Now my shutdown command problem just states "access denied (5)" Im guessing the cause is the same for both problems. Im able to connect to either pc through networks and also homegroup. Any suggestions? Thanks

A:Shutdown Command and Remote Desktop

Quote: Originally Posted by strokercrate

Im having a problem that i just can not figure out. I have two pc's running windows 7 64 bit. One labtop one desk. I have been recently trying to remote desktop but it will not work on neither computer. All the correct options are checked to allow. Firewall has exception for it on both ect. I just keep getting a error message after a long search that its one of 3 problems. remote access not enabled, computer turned off, and computer not available on network. Thats my remote desktop problem. Now my shutdown command problem just states "access denied (5)" Im guessing the cause is the same for both problems. Im able to connect to either pc through networks and also homegroup. Any suggestions? Thanks

Hi and welcome

what version of windows are you running (ultimate, pro, home,etc) anything lower than pro (i think) cant initiate a rdt connection.

By the way there is a free and much easier to use alternative called team viewer. You really should try it

Ken J

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I am having a hard time finding an answer to this on the forums and the net in general. If I goto Start/Shutdown, and there is the exclamation mark on it, it will apply any updates and shutdown the computer. Simple Enough right?

Well, I want to know what are the DOS commands to do such a thing in Windows 7? I have tried the shutdown.exe /s command and that shuts down the computer, but doesn't apply any pending updates.

I do not have a GPO that is overriding this. I've looked and it's not configured.
Any help is appreciated.

A:How to shutdown and apply updates via DOS command


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so i get this bsod after giving the shut down command. So here is the zip as given by the rules.

A:bsod a few seconds after giving shutdown command

This copy of windows is an illegal copy, not only does it seem to be some customized version of the operating system but it has also been activated using a key that belongs to an acer/packard/gateway while your motherboard is a retail gigabyte board. Please purchase a legal copy of windows format and then re-install using the new legal copy of windows.

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Hi there,
I am trying to make speedfan forced shutdown my computer when it gets too hot.

But as far as I can see, I need a program or something like a bacth file, which I can give the path of to Sppedfan, so it can run it and execute the shutdown, if that makes any sense.
Or is there just simpliy a command I can put in!?
Please help!
Many thanks.

p.s - in advanced.....It is not getting too hot atm...but it is on a few server boxes, I just want a near fail-safe.

A:Solved: Windows Forced Shutdown Command?

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ive seen a few ways of creating a log off button folder and putting it on the desktop for a quick and easy way of logging off or shutting down. Can someone fill me in on a proper way to do this and what command i should use to create both a log off and shutdown icon on my desktop.....and yes i am that lazy. Thanks, I'm running XP Pro SP2

A:Creating a logoff and shutdown command for the desktop

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I know I can open a shutdown dialog box with a shortcut to something like "(new ActiveXObject(?Shell.Application?)).ShutdownWindows();", but how do I do this from a command prompt?

What single command can I type at a DOS prompt to open a windows shutdown dialog box without needing any external files such as a shortcut.lnk? Anyone know?

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Hello, I used to use some bat files to shutdown or restart other computers on my network and they worked fine. I cannot figure out why this doesn't work anymore.

Example of the shutdown bat file:
shutdown -s -f -m \\nameofPC -t 01 ip address can be used instead of PC name here also.

I have programs that can do this also, but it's just buggin' me why it stopped working. Any ideas?

A:Windows shutdown command not working anymore

I am having this same issue. When I open a command prompt and invoke the shutdown command manually it works fine, but I have a backup I run nightly which runs a shutdown after it has finished, and for the past week or so it hasn't been working. The backup log shows that the shutdown command is issued successfully but the computer is always on when I get back to it in the morning.

This began the day I installed a few windows updates, so I'm assuming one of them is the culprit.

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computer restarts if i give shutdown command ,

i format the os but it gives me the same problem

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Hi friends I've a 80 to 90 Windows desktop with dual boo-table win 7 and win 10 . all Windows 10 are joined in Domain environment, but win 7 isn't in domain environment. And how can i set to all
those PC to be Shutdown on Scheduled everyday.  is there any way so that i can apply it.

One more thing some time people uses Windows 10 and Sometime Win 7.

Please help me on it.



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Running a Gateway DX4720-03

All-of-a-sudden, now when my computer is set to sleep, it no longer sleeps but shuts down. I have it set to sleep when inactive for 10 minutes, or when I depress a specific button on my Logitec cordless optical trackman. Been doing it this way for 2 years without a problem. I have also tested the sleep command by choosing sleep from the Start globe on the taskbar. In all instances, the sleep command leads to a shut down.

When awakening the shut down computer, I get a Windows Error Recovery screen. Choosing Normal Start reboots everything without a problem. However, one interesting thing I noted was that if Firefox is minimized at the time the sleep command is given, on rebooting, Firefox informs me that FF crashed and asks if I want to restore it.

I'm at a loss as to why this is happening and how to fix it...
EDIT: I might also add that although I have been using Google search engine in FF's address bar, I now note that Yahoo has become my default search engine. However, I was able to change it back to Google. However, when highlighting text and dragging to an empty space (which normally brings up a Google search), now brings up a Yahoo search...even though the address bar now brings the Google search-as wanted???

A:Suddenly, sleep command leads to window's shutdown?

When awakening the shut down computer, I get a Windows Error Recovery screen.

To me this doesn't sound like it is shutting down, it sounds like a problem sleeping or waking up.
Do you have hibernate enabled and can you test that to see if it hibernates and resumes ok?

Here is a tutorial that may help.
Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

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I've got a strange problem with Vista Biz. Most batch files work fine, but any one involving the shutdown command are spinning their wheels by repeating the command endlessly:

shutdown /s

shutdown /s

shutdown /s

shutdown /s(There is a blank line between echos.)

The machine has no problem shutting down, just not by batch file. The same holds true for other switches than /s, such as /a and /r. I've had a /t 10 at the end of the command line, and it doesn't help.

When I called up the shutdown GUI (/i), the Ok button was grayed out, because no computer was selected. When I clicked Browse, I got an Active Directory ~not available~, or some such. I'm on a workgroup, not a domain (though the machine used to be on a domain), so I don't see how this matters.

This used to work. Then I used FileTypesMan to change the edit verb for batch files from notepad to metapad. Somehow that broke it. Switching back didn't help. So I downloaded the Vista batfile reg fix, and merged it. That fixed it.

But that was last week. The problem returned today with nothing having been changed. And the reg fix does nothing now.

Very puzzling.

Be well,

A:Shutdown batch file: endless command repetitions

Hello Paul and welcome to the forums

That is odd!

Let's see if we can find any problems

SFC Scan

1. Open the start menu
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. Right click on cmd and select Run as administrator
4. In command prompt, type:

sfc /scannow

5. Let it run and let me know if it finds any Integrity Violations

Repeat that process with the following command:

sfc /scanfile=%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\shutdown.exe

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Hoping some Command Line Guru has figured this one out.

With Windows 8.1, the 'AT' command is not long available to us. It has been "deprecated". Leaving aside from the misuse of the term "deprecated", I'm left with the problem of how to perform a scheduled
Shutdown, or Restart of Windows from the command line.

The recommendation is to run SCHTASKS

The function that I would like to perform is: at 10:00 shutdown /f /r
(schedules a restart of Windows at 10 am)

Never having used the SCHTASKS command before, I'm wondering about the syntax. After looking at the Microsoft documentation, it
appears as if I need to user schtasks /run ; however, how can we schedule the shutdown at a specific time?

Thanks, in advance!

A:'AT' Command Deprecated - Scheduling Delayed Shutdown\Restart

schtasks /create /TN MyRestartTask /SC ONCE /ST 10:00 /TR "shutdown /f /r"Evgenij Smirnov
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My first post here guys, I hope I'm doing everything right. Ok, so I had Kaspersky antivirus and my time limit was up so I uninstalled it and got AVG Anti-Virus. So I think I got the virus when my PC was unprotected during the time from uninstalling Kaspersky to installing AVG.

The problems I'm having now are, the Shut Down button has disappeared from the Start Menu, Alt + F4 won't work, neither will the task manager(says it has been disabled by administrator), and the run command has also disappeared from the start menu.

This is the first time I've had real problem with my PC, and I don't know what HiJackThis is like it says in the boards , meaning I'm a n00b. So could you guys please help me put my computer back together.

Thanx alot!

A:Can't shutdown/restart, access task manager and run command

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I am just wondering is it possible for me to shut down my brothers UBUNTU PC from my Windows 7 PC, using the windows command prompt.
How Do i do this if its possible?

A:Remotely shutdown Ubuntu computer using Windows 7 command prompt

Can you install putty or some other ssh client on your Windows 7 machine? It's one of the first things I install on a Windows machine. Putty is open source btw.

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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. . .





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Debug session time: Tue Aug 17 21:36:50.639 2010 (GMT-4)
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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.

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

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

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lenovo M running Windows 10 shutdown all by itself.  No weird sounds, just shutdown.  On restart, it posted OK but instead of booting this command line came up:  grub rescue>    I used setprefix command to try and find which device computer was booting from but all of them returned 'unknown filesystem'.  Any ideas?  Is this a dead hard drive?

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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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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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