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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best way to explain it... I am in a plane and there is a huge red button within reach of any elbow, knuckle, forehead, shoulder blade, knee, bum-cheek, or even an excited bosom, and the button triggers a non reversible 'kill-engine'... I bl..dy don't think it would be too much asking that the button required perhaps at least a 2nd button to be triggered before it decided to send me to a sure spirally death. ...or ooops! the Nuke is gone!

I have decided to swap the Shutdown with lock (Startmenu-properties-Powerbutton=lock) as I mentioned above misleading and my create a different behavior on the Physical Power button.
and I created a shortcut [shutdown /... /...] with a delay and one Abort shortcut [shutdown /a]
...as best go-around solution for now.

Thanks for any help you may provide.

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

There is a semi workaround if you want:

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

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I've been researching this issue I'm experiencing but I haven't come across anything that has helped.

Click on the start menu > Power > Shutdown.
Computer does not immediately shut down. I can continue to do tasks for about 30seconds.
The computer suddenly switches over to the "Shutting Down" screen with green/blue/<color> background.
The computer takes several minutes to shut down.

I have attached a screenshot of Event Viewer logs for Microsoft/Diagnostics-Performance/Operational filtered to Event ID's 200-299 (Shutdown).
I have also run a sfc /scannow but there were files that Windows was unable to fix.
I'll include the log files as a zipped attachment if it helps.

I've also tried performing a clean boot described in this article with no success:

I'm unsure what to do at this point. Please help.

A:Shutdown Button Delay & Long Shutdowns

Why not right click start button
Then scroll down to Shut down or sign out
Then click > then Shut down
The orange screen comes up
Then goes blank
Doing mine that way it shuts down in about 30-60 seconds completely

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

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

A:Sleep button has been replaced with shutdown button

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

A:Shutdown Button Gone

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

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

A:Shutdown button

Hello mlum,

This may work better for you.

Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8


Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8


Show Desktop Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Forums

Hybrid Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

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

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

Oops, lol

I suppose you can use Ctrl+Alt+Del now

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

A:shutdown button gone

Moved to Am I Infected

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

A:change the shutdown button

Welcome aboard, muiacir

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

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

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

A:restart button on shutdown

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

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

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

A:Shutdown button disappeared

Hello Micky,

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

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

Hope this helps,

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

A:how to put shutdown button on desktop?

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

Hope it helps,

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

A:How To Disable shutdown button

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

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

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

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

HJT Log in next post.


A:Shutdown Button Disappears XP

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

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

A:Pressing the shutdown button.

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

A:Create a shutdown button

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

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

os: windows 7 64bit ultimate

A:Disable shutdown button

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

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

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

Hope you can help.

A:Shutdown button in start menu

Hello TheFollower,

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

Hope this helps,

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The shut down and install updates button won't go away. It keeps coming up after 1 minute of computer usage. There are failed updates and TuneUp Repair Wizard dosen't work.

A:Shutdown and install updates button will not go away

Have you tried the troubleshooter in control panel?

Here's what I found on that error code,

Error Code 80070BC9 and 800B0100 in Windows Update

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

in windows 10 could be done


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I made a live windows external hard drive and it went successful and the shutdown that time went perfectly fine. After that, i tried to install Avira but the setup just hangs so i removed it and it did not leave any file of it and the same goes to avast then i tried to install AVG and it got stuck on installing at 87% so i removed it and it left tons of files. Then after that, the shutdown got stuck, i left it for 30 minutes but still not so i just hold the power button to shut it down.

How can i fix the shutdown error??

Is it just okay to hold the power button to shutdown when shutting down is stuck and wont do anything bad?

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

How do I fix this issue?

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

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

A:No shutdown or Run button or access to programs

Please someone has to know about this and can help.


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hi all,

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



A:Solved: No shutdown button on vista?

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

If I accidently press the button, it shuts down.

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

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

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

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


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A:Nitro V15 - power button does not shutdown

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

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

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

anybody know how?

A:shutdown button on wakeup screen

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

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

I checked gpedit as follows:

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

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar

It is already set to Disabled.

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

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

A:No Shutdown or Restart on Start button

Give this a try.

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

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

You can also look here.

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

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

A:My "shutdown Computer" Button Has Dissapeared!

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

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This is starting to drive me nuts sometimes. I remote into my desktop at home from work sometimes and depending on applications, when I go for a reboot or shut the PC down, it hangs and I can't remote back in. A few days ago I waited 5 hours and had to go home to click "Force shutdown" on the prompt that Windows 7 had waiting for me.

This is sort of annoying, I can't always reboot or shut down a remote PC because of applications hanging. Is there something in the registry that I can change to where when I shut down or reboot, everything forces a close?

I've used Ultimate Windows Tweaker for vista and 7 to change the waiting period to 0, but it doesn't ever save.

A:Shutdown - Force (using the shut down button)

I don't have the fix you are looking for, but this may help find the program that is causing the problem.

Analyze Wait Chain - Why is my program stuck? - Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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An application crashed, I tried to kill it with ctrl alt del, but win7 freezes.

On my laptop, I tried to maintain the power off button for 5 sec, but win7 enters in session save state.

Only method is to remove the battery?


A:Won't shutdown even by mainting off button on laptop.

Moved but where to?

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I?m new to computers and I just want to know what is going on, I improperly shutdown my computer using the power button while apps were still running and now I cannot start up my pc. I get the message ?automatic repair couldn?t repair my pc?. I tried self repair in advanced options but it does not work and it loops me back to automatic repair.

useful information (maybe?)
Alienware Aurora gaming desktop
Windows 10

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

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

A:Shutdown, Restart Button Issues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wonder if it's this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Shutdown button only hibernates laptop

Hello w7novice, welcome to Seven forums!

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

Power Button - Start Menu

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I want my PC to hibernate when I press shutdown ( exactly shutdown button ) but I don't know how can I modify something like registry or group policy... to achieve my goal.
Is there any way to do that ?
Thanks in advance

A:How can I replace function of shutdown button with hibernate?

Welcome to SevenForums lovelymoon.

You can do this via Power Options in Control Panel.

Start > Control Panel > Search for Power Options > Edit Power Settings > Change Advanced Power Settings.

Then scroll down to 'Power buttons and lid' Then from the drop down menu click Hibernate.

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Title says it all really. I haven't been able to shutdown my PC for a few months now without holding down the power button for a few seconds. I used to just leave my PC in sleep mode but, when this first started, it would often turn itself off instead of sleeping or enter sleep mode instead of turning off. It's not a major issue, granted, but it is still an annoyance that I would rather have fixed. If aynone knows the steps to attempt to remedy this I would be very grateful!

A:PC will not shutdown without continued power button press.

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

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I have an Aspire E5-532 laptop with Windows 10.  I have configured Power Management to shutdown the laptop when I push the Power Button. This does NOT work.  When I push the power button, nothing happens. HELP!

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A:Can't Shutdown Windows 10 Laptop with Power Button

I figured it out.  You have to push the power button for a couple of seconds for the system to recognize the button push.  When you do that everything works correctly.

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Hello everyone!

Some time ago I installed Windows 7 32bit on my tablet (Lenovo X60t) and I have an overly sensitive shutdown button which drives me crazy!
I am used to clicking on the start button, keeping the mouse button pressed down, moving the cursor over a program (icon) I want to start and finally releasing the mouse button (instead of click-release on start button and second click-release on the program icon). This works very well on all Windows machines I stumbled over.

On my X60t though the shutdown button is overly sensitive and it will react instantly whenever I touch it with the cursor, even though I don't release the mouse button to perform an action! If that was too confusing: Left click on start button with mouse button held down, move cursor over shutdown button => Windows will shutdown instantly!

Unfortunately my tablet is the only computer behaving like this and I have no idea what could cause that behaviour. I already de-installed any "Windows tablet" options but it didn't help

A:Shutdown button reacts on touch with mousecursor

Welcome Mseitz to the windows 7 forums.

One area that you might take a look at is in control panel mouse and check the sensitivity settings and the double click speed.


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I'm using win 7 and I've had a strange problem. After browsing the internet and using Skype, I wanted to shut down my laptop because the battery was running low. But, no Shutdown Button. I managed to shut it down by using task manager ctrl+alt+del and power(shut down) button from here!. After starting the pc again, the button re-appeared.
I do not understand what caused that. Should I run the sfc /scannow command or something else...

Thanks in advance,

A:Shutdown Button Dissapeared Reapeard after Reboot

Hello Kenobi,

Was the power button in the Start Menu missing, or did it just not have "Shut Down" set as it's action?

Power Button - Start Menu

Hope this helps for now,

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How do I get the small red shutdown options button back onto my "Sleep" screen?

A:How Do I Get the Small Red Shutdown Options Button Back?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might need to take a picture of the screen you're referring to because a sleep screen/ screen saver would not show a power button at all :/
Shut Down - Enable or Disable Shut Down without Logging On

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Can anyone help me with this problem. This button won't stop telling me to shutdown and install updates even though I did it already. Here is the attachment.

A:nagging button that tells me to shutdown for updates

click shut down then let them update

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In my start menu that white arrow is missing. The one you click on to show all the shutdown, restart, and logoff options.

Does anyone know how to get it back?

Here is a screen shot.

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I just joined this forum and could not find this problem addressed.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium and since July approx when Windows did a bunch of updates, my computer tries to shutdown, but it just "hangs" and says "shutting down" with that pretty blue screen.
I give it 3 to 4 minutes then I hold the power button to force it.  Is this hard on my computer?
 Any suggestions of where to start to fix it? 
I use MalwareBytes and Avast AV and no viruses, etc are found.  

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I have a hp probook 450 G2 with windows 10 (64 bit) installed. And I am facing simillar problems.I have unchecked the 'Turn on fast start-up (recommended)' option from the power options.I have also tried commanding "shutdown /s /t 0" in the command prompt(admin) but my laptop still won't go for full shutdown.The power button and orange led near the AC connector keeps blinking for a certain period while the wireless and sound button is turned on.I have noticed that after starting the machine if I shut it down within 30-45 minutes then it goes full shutdown.But if it is kept powered on for more than about 1 hour then it starts showing the previous symptoms.Is there any other way to solve this problem?

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OK I installed SP 2, all the required security patches (before and after) and now I am having problems with hibernate (and an annoyance with standby.)

When I hit the power button, instead of invoking hibernate (as it always did) it shutsdown.

I have reset the power options, and it seems to work once or twice, then it tries to shut down again. I can hibernate by using the Start Menu - turn computer off menu - shift/standby = hibernate. But this bites.

Also I have standby set to not invoke the login screen when it comes out of standby, but just resume (invoking the login interupts some of my music software.) This also does not seem to be impacted by the settings I have in power options.


A:XP SP2 - hitting power button causes shutdown not hibernate

Two things you have to do.

Set your buttons up in the BIOS to function as you want, if said options exist in the BIOS.
Set up your buttons in the "Power" section of the Control panel.

If that doesn't fix it, post some more.

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