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any harm in doing a force power shutdown?

Q: any harm in doing a force power shutdown?

I'm little apprehensive about recurrent force power shutdown I had to do during past one week in my lappy. First, I had to do it while the whole system got stuck up following Prime95 stability scan when I customised blend settings for CPU 100% load along with 92% memory usage. Next time it was when the system freezed following CoreTemp startup (when I researched it through forums i could notice that the freezing issue is a bug in their latest version still persisting while running on win 8.1 OS). The last one was when I had to do when while shutting down normally I unplugged the usb connection from the port and system remained 'on' for unusually long time while screen had already turned off.
This all happened in the past week. I had bought this system just 2 months back. Could anyone tell me if there is anything to worry about or give some advice regarding it?

A: any harm in doing a force power shutdown?

This has been discussed on here before just recently.

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Hi people, sometimes I am in a hurry to go outside and I just press the Power button in the case of my desktop computer, confident in the computer will close all programs and shutdown properly.Most of the time is like this, but sometimes a program (any) gives an error and just prevents shutdown poping a message like "an error has ocurred with program XXXX, force shutdown?" and the computer just wait for a human intervention with a clic in "Yes" option, but nobody is home, I just run away and back several hours later or even the next day, just to find my computer still on.And the worst scenario is if someone just pres "Cancel" in the question and get full access to my computer and my private data.I dont want this, my OS is Windows 7, as plain as possible, no fancy programs like AutoCAD or Revit, just Office and Photoshop ans some tiny others, what I want is, maybe touching the reg, that the computer SHUTDOWN safely after I press the case's power button, I cant wait for confirmation, just run away being sure my computer would turns off completely.Is this possible? with a tweak y reg maybe?Thanks in advance!Note: I reduced already the "waittokillprograms" in regedit to 6000 but the results are the same.Mobo: Intel(R) DG41RQCPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHzRAM: Kingston 4GB PC2-6400 (400 MHz)Video: nVidia GEFORCE 8400GS 512MBAudio: Realtek High Definition Audio

A:Force Shutdown after pressing Power button in the case

There is a registry key that will kill applications instead of prompting you for action. It's HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\AutoEndTasks.How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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When I attempt to shut down the system while a program(s) is(are) running, I get a message and have to click "Force shutdown" button to complete the shut down process.

Is there a way to suppress or bypass this extra step?

A:Force shutdown

I do not think there is a way round this, and it is quite normal if you have programs running in the backgaround.

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hey guys.

i like to know how to force the computer to shutdown when i click " shutdown" or just close my notebook.

But every time i try just close my notebook it will tell me
" there are programs still running in the background" and you can either choose
" Force shutdown" or " cancel "

i want it to choose " force shutdown" automatic and to be able shut it down without the message popping up and just shutdown. I know that i my lose unsaved data but i dont care.....i want a fast way to shut down.

Would be very, very happy for a solution....

thanks

justnils

A:How to always force shutdown....

It will choose force shutdown automatically after a couple of seconds.
But...timer control: Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

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Ok, I know that sometimes windows will ask you to force shutdown if something is still running at shutdown. The problem I have is, I'll close everything and hit shutdown. The "Force Shutdown" screen comes up, but there are no programs listed to force shutdown. It's blank. It does this at every shutdown. Any ideas??

A:Force Shutdown

Well I would think something is still running. May be a hidden process of some type. Which isn't a good sign. Could be some type of Virus/Spyware/Malware.

Best to start with a Malware scan then a Virus scan.

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Hello!

My laptop, a bogstandard sony vaio vgn-sr51mf, keeps on unexpectedly turning off while I'm using realplayer.

I would really appreciate some help and I apologise in advance because some of this is probably beyond my, somewhat limited, technical expertise.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

David


I am sorry if I'm not providing the right info but here is what I have:

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.


On Tue 4/6/2010 11:06:03 PM your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xFFFFFFFFC000021A (0xFFFFF8A000255930, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000001, 0x100760)
Error: STATUS_SYSTEM_PROCESS_TERMINATED
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\040610-32245-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.



On Mon 4/5/2010 1:45:52 AM your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: wininit.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xF4 (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8007186970, 0xFFFFFA8007186C50, 0xFFFFF800031C6240)
Error: CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\040510-36660-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System... Read more

A:windows 7 force shutdown

This won't fix your problem, but you can use VLC Media Player as a substitute in the mean time. It doesn't play all versions of Real files, but should play most. If you want a real alternative, then I suggest Media Player Classic HomeCinema & Real Alternative Codec Pack.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...lternative.htm

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Win 8 hibernates the kernel session to speed-up boot times.

To fully shutdown Win 8, see following:
Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

A:Force full shutdown of Win 8

I just click on:

and, then, "Shut down," afterward.

Either that, or just hitting the power button on the computer.

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Is there is some registry key that can set a timeout before forcing shutdown\log off.

The key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
AutoEndTasks to 1 - this forces log off\shut down(killing those apps that prevent the shut down\log off)
WaitToKillAppTimeout - I think this is what I need but it's not working.

Since my pc is really quiet,last night I though I turn it off but when I wake up(8 hours later)I saw that it's still staying at the screen asking me to force shut down or cancel.

I don't want to automatically kill the process without any time to cancel my decision to log off\shut down

A:Force shutdown timeout?

Hello vsub,

If you like, you could create a forced shut down computer shortcut using the tutorial below with a timeout value you specify.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

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hi

just recently i have started encountering a problem when i restart or shut down my computer sits on the shutting down screen i eventually have to force shutdown
(press and hold down power button) tried system restore 2days ago i then got not responding on windows all the time (done a sfc scan yesterday windows repaired files) and all seemed ok no more not responding messages. when i tried to shut down last night computer still would not shutdown?

any help advice info would be greatly appreciated?

thanks

as a side note
recently installed software... between not having the problem and now having the problem
macrium reflect free
revo uninstaller

just in case its related?

thanks

A:having to repeatedly force shutdown

hi

i have now run sfc command three times each time it says it has repaired files?
yet when i re-scan it says it has found files that need repair?
does this just mean there are more files need repair or the same file keeps corrupting or is it that it has not really been fixed ?

see enclosed sfc scan results txt file below

thanks

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hi this is very important really ive got very important stuff on that pc and my bro will get extremely angry when he wakes up its 4 am in the morning and i cannot find a solution pls help fast!

I forced shut down my pc while it was shutting down for some applicaiton i thought it was a virus, it wasnt but it ruined my pc. It stucks on the Welcome. i tried running a system restore from the startup repair but it got stuck there after a lot of time and forced shut down again.
Nothing boots, neither safe mode neither repair pls heeeeeeelp!!!!

A:STUCK on welcome after force shutdown

Hi demetroman,

You may try the following steps to see if they help:
1. Disconnect external USB devices
- Unplug all external peripherals (iPod/Printer/etc)

2. Release Flea Power
- Unplug all cables (power/keyboard/mouse/monitor) to isolate the tower
- Press and hold down the power button for 10 seconds continuously
- Plug only the most essential components (keyboard/mouse/monitor); attach the power cable
- Power on the computer and repeatedly tap 'Space bar' (Promptly after the machine powers on)
- Highlight and tap 'Enter' to select 'Delete Restoration Data' (if prompted)
- Check if the system works

Hope this helps.

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This maybe unrelated but here it goes. I done a full system backup with Acronis and after it completed, I then shutdown the PC. It then started to validate the new backup, with the "operations in progress" appearing. Anyway, I had to use my PC urgently so did a force shutdown.

PC booted up as normal and I carried on using it. However, when I went to system shutdown, a BSOD appeared. I looked at the mini dump file and it appears to have been caused by ntoskrnl.exe & tcpip.sys (which maybe totally unrelated to the above shutdown).

I have attached the dump file to see if someone can help me.

Thank you

A:BSOD after force shutdown

  
Quote: Originally Posted by happyhammer7


This maybe unrelated but here it goes. I done a full system backup with Acronis and after it completed, I then shutdown the PC. It then started to validate the new backup, with the "operations in progress" appearing. Anyway, I had to use my PC urgently so did a force shutdown.

PC booted up as normal and I carried on using it. However, when I went to system shutdown, a BSOD appeared. I looked at the mini dump file and it appears to have been caused by ntoskrnl.exe & tcpip.sys (which maybe totally unrelated to the above shutdown).

I have attached the dump file to see if someone can help me.

Thank you


Hi happyhammer7

It seems that your Razer Tarantula Keyboard Driver cause the bsod.

So please try to update the keyboard driver http://www.razersupport.com/index.ph...20&nav=0,77,20

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Please post back with any results.

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Hello,

I am using a Windows XP Pro SP2. I have run Spybot, Ad-Aware, Clamwin and Symantec 10.1.6.6000 to verify if its virus related. Checked Startup and disabled it using Safemode to isolate source. Check if there was a BAT file created a few days earlier. But came up with nothing.

Every time I used Start/Run/CMD or click CMD shortcut from Quick Launch, a second window that warns me my windows XP will force shutdown everything in less than 30 secs. Don't have even have enough time to disable it using cmd window or take a screen shot.

I can't use CMD at all and stump on what to do.

I'm going to try increasing the timeout to 600 secs via Start/Run/shutdown /t:600 but it will only delay.

Can you please help me resolve my problem ?

m2e2
 

A:Using CMD does a force shutdown in less than 30 secs

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Hi, I am running Windows Vista but when i shutdown or restart I have to force CompPTC, CompPtcVui and winlogon which is really slowing down my shutdown time...please help
Thanx Ward....
 

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here is my problem

when I close the lid, sometimes when I open the lid it's close and sometimes not (and in the property when lid is closed, on battery or not, I set only to go on screensaver). Those are norma shut down, when I reopen windows, there is no problem


I don't know where the problems come from, and it doesn't matter, I'd only like windows not to shut before I confirmed it .

thx

A:how to force windows 7 confirmation before shutdown

Hello abell mate don't know if this might work it does on my laptop if what you want is to keep it running with the lid down and then open up when you raise the lid. If you need to shut down then the usual procedure applies

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Hi. Before when i was shutting down my PC i was getting window like this
[IMG]http://s13.**************/6igav9b7r/shutdown.jpg[/IMG].
Now I`m getting this window
[IMG]http://s11.**************/unn5zc0wz/Untitled.jpg[/IMG].
Now i need to know how to change it back.

advance thanks

A:Windows force shutdown changed

Are you dual booting?

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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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I am using Vista Home Premium 64 bits.

In power option, I chose shutdown when the lid is closed (I am quite lazy). After go out for a while, I open up the lid and... see the fact is that the laptop is still waiting for me to click Shutdown now to shutdown!!!!

I can not print screen but it looks like this:






The following programs are still running:
...

To close these programs and turn off your computer, click Shutdown Now. You may lose work that haven?t saved.



So can we force the computer to shutdown when I close the lid?

A:How to force the computer to shutdown when I close the lid

Close all running programs before closing the lid.

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I'm sorry but I don't have the asked for scans. dds won't run on my system and the GMER scan result I saved to the desktop was blank.

It started with IE slowing down over the last few days. It froze once yesterday but I didn't think anything of it. Today however it has frozen several times. I was forced to shutdown the machine by using the power button as the whole machine was frozen.
I have scanned with AVG and WIndows Defender as well as Spybot. The updates are current. Spybot said I'm clean, both defender and AVG freeze when they get to the C:\Windows\System32\igfxrcsy.irc
This has happened three times with both programs. The program appears to be running but it is not progressing and as soon as I click on any option in the program it freezes. When I then try to shut it down the machine freezes and I have to use the power button to shut down.
I ran AVG in safe mode and it still froze at the igf**** files. It also listed many many files it could not scan because they are locked. I do not have any locked files.

I'm worried my machine will not work for much longer. Thanks for thr help in advance.

A:Computer freezing, have to force shutdown

Hi chris47,

Those igf* files are part of the igfx grouping, which belong to the Intel(r) Common User Interface utility. This allows access to Intel video cards control panel via a system tray icon.

Try this next scanner and if it gives you a problem, try running it in Safe Mode.

Download rsit.exe and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run it.
Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)
If you do not see the info.txt you can find it in the C:\rsit folder. Please attach that .txt

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Hi all,
My wife is a digibeet and doesn't want to know anything other than that the laptop works I'm looking for a script or small progrmme that will flash a message "make a backup" when she activates the shutdown.Mozback and easus todo free are installed but she never thinks to use them.Setting set times for autobackup is not relevant since she does not often use the laptop.
Any other suggestions please??

A:force backup before shutdown win7

It might be better to have the backups start as soon as the OS boots. The backup apps should be okay if she shuts the system down while they are running. You can force Mozy to backup using a scheduled task that triggers with each user log on. You can probably do the same for Easeus.

If you want to stick with your original plan, let us know which flavor of W7 is on your wife's laptop (e.g. Ultimate, Professional, Home....).

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So explorer.exe has been crashing once in a while after I reboot my PC from a sleep state. I tried troubleshooting it myself but to no avail. There is also a windows error in event viewer.

Problems:

Explorer.exe Freeze/hangs indefinitely, cannot restart/end task via task manager via ctr+shift+esc, or ctrl+alt+del.
Task manager may not even open at times.

Session "Ara Trace Session" failed to start with the following error 0xC0000022

Attempted Solution:

sfc /scannow

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

I've have refreshed my PC before but this has done nothing.

I do have Classic Shell installed, but I don't think it would be the problem.
Also, I do not want to reformat/refresh again if it is avoidable.
And when I mean by force shutdown I mean holding the power button for 5s+
Any advice tip or instructions to troubleshooting this is greatly appreciated so thank you in advance!

[update -20014.10.25]

Have done memtest86+, have done another round of sfc /scannow and DISM RestoreHealth.
Have recently gotten a BSOD with DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
Bluetooth has stopped working as required.
Mouse will not connect to the PC, mouse cannot be uninstalled.

A:Explorer.exe crash/hang until I force shutdown

Given that sleep is basically suspend to RAM, my first step would be to get a copy of memtest86+ and let it run overnight. You shouldn't get any errors, though you can probably ignore it if you only get the odd error here and there. If you're getting a never-ending stream of errors, you've found at least A problem. It may not necessarily be THE problem you're having, but it is a strong candidate.

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Hello,
Hope somebody can help me out. Everytime i shut down my laptop or restart i get a screen force shutdown there are open backgroundprocesses. But the screen dont show which program is open. Its empty..It shuts down immediately. I must remind you that i used quite allot ccleaner to clean up the registry..maybe because of that? How can i resolve this problem? Its really annoying.
 

A:Force shutdown background proces still open

Close all your programs before you shutdown.
 

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Hi. Before when i was shutting down my PC i was getting window like this
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Now I`m getting this window
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Now i need to know how to change it back.

advance thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows force shutdown changed

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Hello again

I have an Internet problem where I'm getting around 0.06mb/s download speed and 0.02mb/p upload from Telstra. I called them and was with them for 2 Hours straight. They tried to fix the problem but nothing would work. I contacted my friends who use Telstra as their ISP providers and they said it's all fine for them. I don't know why this is happening for me . It's been over a month now and nothing is helping to fix it. This happened after when I force shutdown my ACER V5-571PG laptop at night and mysteriously it just made the Internet really damn slow. please help.

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The other night, like any night I was on my computer playing a game. The game froze, I Ctrl+alt+dlt to close out and it is just comoletly frozen. I force shut down by holding the power button. Now whenever I start it up I don't get any picture on my screen and I can't hold the button to turn it off either. Is this a sign of a graphics card going bad?

If you have any other ideas that could help in possibly debunking the graphics card as the issue.

A:Computer monitor no signal and can't force shutdown

Originally Posted by Chickman95


The other night, like any night I was on my computer playing a game. The game froze, I Ctrl+alt+dlt to close out and it is just comoletly frozen. I force shut down by holding the power button. Now whenever I start it up I don't get any picture on my screen and I can't hold the button to turn it off either. Is this a sign of a graphics card going bad?

If you have any other ideas that could help in possibly debunking the graphics card as the issue.



Yes, graphic card may have gone bad. Try booting in safe mode to see if it's because of drivers gone bad.

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Hi,

on Acer 3820TG (Win 8.1) I am trying to force system to use hybrid shutdown/fast startup function. I've already tried all steps from this topic: Fast Startup - Force Use by All Users in Windows 8 but no success - system performs full shutdown. The only solution that works for me is shutting down with command "shutdown.exe /s /hybrid /t 0". Then system shuts down in ~5 sec and starts in ~15 s. Any solution for me?

SOLVED: Ok, I know what's going on. If you shut down a computer from the right-click-left-bottom-corner menu in desktop mode, then click Shutdown -> system performs full shutdown. If you click Shutdown in charms bar -> system performs hybrid shutdown. Now my PC is starting in 8s, laptop in 15s, great

A:Cannot force hybrid shutdown/fast startup

Also in charms if you want full shutdown hold down the shift key for a few seconds while clicking shutdown. Supposedly doing this periodically keeps thing from getting "confused." I don't know if this is Old Wives Tale(tm) but I do it now and then.

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I need to know how to make this hibernation stop, and force a full shutdown when I exit Windows, so this hibernation file is not associated with this partition.

A:Need to force full shutdown of Windows 8 instead of hibern

Go To power options in Control Panel, Click Change what the power buttons does, Then Click Change settings that are currently unavailable, Un-tick the Turn On Fast Startup (recommended) Checkbox.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

This to turn off Hybrid Shutdown (Fast Startup or Hibernation-Shutdown Hybrid)

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I need to know how to make this hibernation stop, and force a full shutdown when I exit Windows, so this hibernation file is not associated with this partition.

A:Need to force full shutdown of Windows 8 instead of hibern

Go To power options in Control Panel, Click Change what the power buttons does, Then Click Change settings that are currently unavailable, Un-tick the Turn On Fast Startup (recommended) Checkbox.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

This to turn off Hybrid Shutdown (Fast Startup or Hibernation-Shutdown Hybrid)

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Hi all,

I occasionally get random force shutdown when using Windows 10 (en-gb x86). Now I encounter a program that makes force shutdown every times I using it. It is Media Creation Tool used to to download an iso image of Windows 10.

To be sure that it is not fault of RAM memory I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic and no errors was found.

Please give a hand,

menteith

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A:Force power on

Are you trying to start the M/b without the front switch on the box?
If so, I was just responding to a thread about doing this here:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=573897#post573897

But you will need your M/B manual and hardware experience
 

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A:Computer will not power on due to physical force.

Hello

I have a Compaq Presario V6000. It will not power on. I have a terrible temper, and when it was running slowly, I smacked it on the lower right side of the laptop, so now it will not power on. I understand I am an idiot, so I'm sure I ruined it. If anyone has an ideas how to fix it, any help would be appreciated.

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We have several of this model experiencing this problem. Symptoms are the unit just powers down as if all power is removed. Nothing in eventviewer other than "system experienced and unexpected shut down". The only report I can find on this problem is in BIOS - Power logs "Power off - ASF2 force off" I have even had this happen whilst looking in the BIOS, so it's not an OS issue.
My understanding is the ASF stands for Alert Standard Format, which is built inot the firmware of (usually) network interfaces for business class machines. It is use for the OS absent remote control of machines by th IT deparment.
What I'd like to know is... What can be done to prevent this from happening? and What is happening to trigger the power off response in the ASF2 firmware? Any help would be gratefully recieved as I'd prefer to have some answers before going down any hardware swap out route.

A:E5430 Power off - ASF2 Force Off

I may have found the problem. When I got the machine the BIOS was onA15. I updated to A16 which changed nothing. Looking at another E5430 with A12 Bios, adnd there is a section under Sys Config in the BIOS of System Management. Withinn that is an ASF2 Option. On this latest machine, system management is disabled (including ASF2). Had no ASF problem with this machine. I'm downgrading the teh A16 bios to A12 to see if I can disable the ASF2 and see what happens. Watch this space... 

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Can the joystick plus a serial port to USB adaptor be used on a new computer that has Windows XP as an operating system?
 

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Here's a puzzler... at least for me.

Can I force a G3/S6 power state from the Windows 7 OS?

Here is why...
When I shut down my laptop I want NOTHING to re-wake it,
except the mechanical on-button to boot..
It makes me nervous when it can wake itself.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (fully updated SP1)
On a Dell Vostro 3550, with the A12 BIOS.
(i3-2310, 8gb, Samsung 830 series ssd as boot drive - my own upgrade, not original)
This is a laptop used for personal use, at home.

I seem to have proven that
the Windows shut-down is to s5/g2,
allowing LAN (for example) to cause it to reboot.

AND, using the power-button (mechanical off) at the log-in screen
causes a "Windows did not shut down properly" on next boot.

When I leave LAN unplugged it seems not to reboot,
but when I leave it, it will always reboot, in a matter of seconds, to a matter of hours later.

What else have I done?
Well...

a. Bios... there is no "Wake on LAN" to disable.,
though that seems to be what usually triggers it
(I have not proven it is the only trigger, but... When the LAN cable is connected it is likely to restart itself)
Wake from USB has been disabled - No effect.

b. Device Manager -> Properties ->Power Management (all devices checked individually)
Check "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
unCheck " Allow this device to wake the computer".

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A:ACPI Power states - Force G3/S6 from Windows. (vs mechanical)

You don't much mention having poked around in the bios, which is where most power settings originate. It remains an awful fact that MS power saving settings always have been, are now, and probably always will be, a total and utter mess. Especially on portables.

It is possibly understandable (I don't say forgivable) because the functionality is fundamentally split between the OS and the bios (which MS has no control over). Although there are supposed to be standards - you mention G5 and S6 yourself - the fact is those standards do not get finalised until long after manufacturers have been churning out kit corresponding to their own idea of what the standard might end up being. Only point 3 below solves that one - sometimes.

In short, you may never get fully compliant action on power settings, but........some sensible suggestions are:
(1) Create a new, personal power policy, and give it a personal name. Do this while logged in as your major user, and if you have more than one normal user, create a new one for each user. This often works, but only until the next major MS update.
(2) If the above fails to work for you, you can do no better than full shut down each time from the screen start button, and will have to live with that. It's very easy to add a desktop icon to make this simple
(3) FOR EXPERTS ONLY. Update the motherboard bios to the latest available. Never attempt this without complete knowledge as it is very easy to end up with an expensive door-stop.
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I actually wanted a confirmation dialog box to shutdown when i press power button (physical)
but i didnt got any luck
so, im trying to trigger a application (shutdown apps) when a physical power button is pressed
please guide me
if there is any hack or tweak which satisfies my need to prevent windows 8 directly shutting down when power button is pressed

NOTE: im looking for registry editor or any other script to fullfill my need

THANQ IN ADVANCE

A:How to change or force physical power button windows 8

Hello slst, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to create a shut down shortcut with a delay that will prompt you with a custom message.

Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

You'll have how ever long you set the time delay for to be able abort the shutdown if wanted.

Abort Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

Hoping someone here can offer some advice? I own a Dell studio xps 435t-9000 that is a couple years old. I recently replaced my harddrive and since then (don't know if it's a coincidence or not) I'm having another problem. After I installed it, the first time my computer went into sleep mode/hibernation I couldn't wake it up. Power light was flashing white. Eventually I shut it down manually and then it wouldn't boot. Had a solid amber light, no power except the power supply. Fans not working. I unplugged everything and made sure it was all good. Wouldn't start. Left it overnight and plugged it in the next morning. Started up. Worked great for about 7 hours and then just randomly shut down, no errors or anything. Same deal. Wouldn't start, amber solid power light. Let it sit for awhile, reseated everything and wouldn't start.Gave up for awhile, tried a few hours later and it started. I read a few boards pointing to the power supply being bad or not powerful enough. However, I replaced the power supply about 6 months ago with a Corsair 600 which is plenty power. Could still be an issue perhaps but seems odd it would die in that little time. I also replaced my graphics card if that matters. Finally the last time I checked all the plugs I also took out the board batter for a few minutes to try and "reset" things. Not sure if that matters, either.

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A:Dell XPS random shutdown won't power on solid amber power button

Memory can cause the problems you are having. Make sure the memory is seated , Then run a memory program such as memtest on It let it run for a while and see if it shows you any errors.Also check and make sure you are not having a overheating problem
 

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I got a series problem with my Sony Vaio laptop. Its still under warranty. I approached 2 service centers but the problem still not resolved. When I browse for half n hour or if i watch any movie for half n hour, then system hangs and screen turns black with power being ON. Need to force restart using power button. After switching ON, i get the follwing message:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 16393.


I have uploaded the ZIP file (SF_Diagnostic_Tool).

Please help me with this issue.

A:System freezes, need to force restart using power button - BlueScreen

Welcome

All your dumps are blaming nvlddmkm.sys

BSOD Analyze


Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8004232010, fffff8800fa7333c, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7b333c )

Followup: MachineOwner
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2: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Hey Guys,

I removed the AC Power cable for a split second (battery was 100% at the time) and my computer just shutdown.
I replugged and rebooted and now I've got a "red cross" next to the power icon in my system tray (see attached image)

If I put the mouse over it - it just says "Fully Charged 100%" and shows my current power plan; which is "high performance" and been using it since I got the laptop.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on my HP Pavilion DV5.
Computer's about a year old now.
I've update all my drivers and checked Device manager and there are no errors/warnings for anything battery related.

Any suggestions on how to get this fixed or what the problem might be?

A:"Red Cross" on Power Icon + Shutdown when AC Power removed.

Your laptop is not detecting your battery. Try removing the battery, and putting it back in.

You might have to buy a new battery.

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I was in a rush to shut down my laptop so while windows was shutting down i held the power button for 5 secs to shut it down faster (I know, I'm so stupid!). But now programs that were still active at time of shutdown refuse to work. Some of these are office 2010 starter & Windows Installer (). Is there a fix for this?

A:Programs active after force close (hold power for 5 secs) won't work!

You should always close all programs before restarting or shutting down your pc. Sleep is the only mode where it is fine to leave your programs running.

You are going to need to do a repair on the programs in question, or uninstall and reinstall them.

For office:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/pr...010357402.aspx

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ex...010382089.aspx

For windows installer:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/pr...ninstall/en-us

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hey guys.

i like to know how to force the computer to shutdown when i click " shutdown".

after i got windows 7 every time i try to shutdown the computer it will tell me
" there are programs still running in the background" and you can either choose
" Force shutdown" or " cancel "

i want it to choose " force shutdown" automatic and to be able shut it down without the message popping up and just shutdown.

i have a program that shutdown always @ 4 am it will always stuck on the windows shutdown confirm , and i watch hulu videos in firefox, and at 4 am which i am sleeping , the message will be " firefox is still running " do you want to " force shutdown" or " Cancel" . i'l see that in the morning

A:disable " Force Shutdown" confirm in windows ultimate

Open a CMD Prompt and type: shutdown /f /s /t 0 that should do it, or use the shut down shortcut below.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

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Running Windows 7 Ultimate on Sony Vaio laptop

I have my laptops configured to shut down when I press the power button. Problem is it stops at a screen telling me that some programs are running and I have to click to "Force Shutdown" on these programs before it shuts down. Otherwise it just sits there like a jackass until the battery runs down--or forever if it is on AC power.

Is there a way to force this computer to shut down when the power button is pressed--without further user participation.
 

A:How do I eliminate this "Force Shutdown" screen?

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So... Before anyone tells me to send it to Logitech for repairs, I should mention that there are none that I know of in my area, and I'm not willing to pay R300 (ZAR) postage to send a big box 600km away to get my wheel 'checked'. Other than that, it's already nearly 3 years old and way out of warranty...

Now, onto the finer details. The force feedback suddenly stopped working one day a few months back. There was no funny smell or smoke or unusual amount of heat, etc.. Anyways, long story short: I suspect the motor is the culprit here, I can't see any damage or burn marks on the IC boards..

A Google search for the details on the side of the motor returns nothing even remotely related to Logitech or electronics in general, so I'm hoping someone can help point me in the right direction here.

Markings on the side:
RS-545PH-12320
* Made in China
TD417427
50.0V

The * above is a symbol, almost like a logo, but I don't recognise it... I've redrawn it in Paint (see attached), perhaps someone else knows it...? Other than that, I've also attached a photo of the motor with a CD beneath it for a size reference.

I don't play racing games enough to warrant buying a new wheel, and everything else on the wheel still works, I simply don't have any force feedback and the wheel obviously doesn't center itself anymore (no springs, all done with the motor). If anybody can help point me in the right direction with looking for a way to either test / repair / replace this motor, I would be eter... Read more

A:Logitech Driving Force EX - Force Feedback Motor Query

Hello, I am also facing the same problem as faced by you. The wheel is working fine but there is no ff. I dont know whether the fault lies with adapter or with motor or it is a circuit problem. Could you please tell me how did you manage to solve your problem??

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Hi. I have a Dell Desktop running Windows 7, 64 bit. I usually run Mozilla Firefox each time I use my computer. When I shut down my computer, I do so without closing Firefox because I want to be able to quickly re-access the open browsers when I later restart my computer and Mozilla Firefox. The problem is that a screen appears asking if I want to force a shutdown because some Firefox process is still running. So the computer will not shut down unless I indicate that I want to force a shutdown and then a second click is required to confirm this. If I don't do this two step process, the computer will remain on indefinitely. This is pretty annoying. I have a laptop which also runs Window 7, but for some reason, the force shutdown issue does not arise - the computer just shuts down even when I leave Mozilla Firefox open when shutting off the laptop.

Does anyone know how to change this so that the computer will automatically force the shutdown without me having to do the 2 step process to get it to do so? There's got to be a way to do this. I've googled this issue and can't find anything.

Thanks so much if you're able to help. If you know a way, could you please explain in simple terms as I'm not a computer whiz and would appreciate some simple guidance.

Peace, Christopher

A:Turning off "Force Shutdown"?

Try this tutorial by Brink: Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

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Hello everyone!

I am looking for information on a issue I have when I open Delta Force Task Force Dagger.

The game will actually open two instances of itself, I will be able to play in the one that pops up but when I click on the Exit button there is still a instance on the start bar. I have to maximize that then it goes back into the game which at that point I have to click the exit button again and then the program is closed.

I checked on Novalogic's web site support and even emailed them but no resolve either way.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Ken

 

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EVERY time I go to shutdown Windows 8 it always prompts me with a "some of these applications blah blah blah" and gives me the options to "shutdown anyway" or "cancel". This literally happens everytime I shutdown and it is very anyway. Is there a way to force the option or get rid of windows prompting it? I'm getting tired of coming home from work with my computer still on.

A:Force "Shutdown Anyway"

Hello Helltech,

You might see if using the forced shut down shortcuts in either tutorial below may be able to help.

Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

or

Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am nearly done with a water cooling system. I want to test the complete rig for a few days to be certain it doesn't leak. What is a simple, foolproof way to force my power supply to turn on so I can provide 12 volts to the water pump, while all other cables remain disconnected from the motherboard? Is there a commercial dongle available to do the job?

tj
 

A:Solved: How Can I Force the Power Supply "ON"?

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My computer will not power up after shut down.

Nothing, no beeps, power lights, no fan , zilch....

I get it on by removing something and puting it back in like the RAM or wertical card the LAN board plugs into and sometimes even thats does'nt help. I can get lucky and when it one it will run until I shut it down because it might lock up every now and again being in the net..but it will still run for days or weeks without being shut down if I let it..

I think it could be a virus in the CMOS ROM and needs re-flashing if it is a re-programable chip..

or

the power supply is faulty...

Am I looking in the wrong direction..

NEC Mate MA90H

Thanks..
 

A:No power after shutdown ?

See what some others say, but I think you are on the right path by suspecting your PSU. Do you by chance have another one you can test in there?
 

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Recently my PSU decided to die and refused to turn on. I have since replaced it but am experiencing problems at shutdown. The monitor and hard drive power down as usal however the CPU fan and case fans continue to spin. When I reinstalled windows (before gfx drivers were installed) I noticed the computer whould freeze at the shoutdown screen and after the drivers were installed would repeat the first problem I mentioned. I have since been changing the parts I can and have experienced the same problem with a different graphics card and hard drive. This leads me to believe it could be a mobo problem?

Specs are:
AsRock b75M
i5 3550
Gainward GTX 570
WD Caviar Black 640GB
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W
8GB GSKill Ripjaws @ 1600Mhz
All the parts with the exception of the hard drive are 2 weeks or less old. The PSU was purchased after the inital one failed.

I have ran Memtest86 for 4 hours with no errors and Prime95 for 3 with no errors. The computer runs fine as far as I can tell until shutdown. Any advice on what my next move should be is appreciated.

Cheers,

Pinnacle
 

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I'm currently experiencing problems with my computer shutting down all of a sudden. Mostly this occurs when playing various online games that don't have high system requirements, maybe 256 ram,800mhz processor and 64-128meg video card. I have 1gig ram, 3ghz processor, and a 128 meg video card. This morning i swapped my ram with another computer i have and comp doesn't seem to be shutting down anymore but when i try to restart my comp it will log out of windows then just hang, which it did sometimes as well before swapping ram sticks. If anyone has a suggestion i'd appreciate it

A:Computer power shutdown

Oh ya and i'm also running Windows XP SP3 if that helps

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Whenever I tell windows to turn off computer everything happens normally: it gives me the windows shutdown screen and the monitor loses input, but the computer never powers down. It sits there fans going indefinitely and the little LEDs I have on my RAM flicker a bit, indicating some form of activity. How do I fix this problem?

A:PC doesn't power off on shutdown

Does anyone have a theory at least? I thought it might be some setting I need to change in the BIOS, but I can't find the right one.

Also, if this isn't the right place to post this thread then please direct me to one that is more appropriate.

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Thats what happened, the machine counted own from 30, then shut down, and that was it. Now I get no power from the power supply, or the power button. HELP!!!
 

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this hp run windows 10 the problem is every day when i shutdown everything is normal but when the laptop is of the power light still on and i dont know how to fix it  i've done everything and nothing works

A:Power Light On after shutdown

Hi, Try the following. Open Settings and select System.  Select Power and sleep, then click on Additional power settings - in the following window, click on 'Choose what the power button does' in the left hand pane. In the subsequent window, first click on 'Change settings that are currently unavailable' ( near the top of the Window ) and then remove the checkmark from the box against 'Turn on fast start-up (recommended)'.  Click the Save Settings button, then close any open windows and restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, download the IMEI driver directly from Intel on the following link, unzip the package and run the installer. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26127/Intel-Management-Engine-Consumer-Driver-for-Intel-NU... When the installation has completed, restart the notebook. When the machine has reloaded, re-enable Fast Start-up and reboot the notebook once again - let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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Issue is that after shutdown the system does not turn off. Fans still spin lights stay on cdrom still opens and closes.

Have updated BIOS, Changed power settings within Win8.1.

Changed out PSU for an EVGA 650W Gold PSU from my system and starts up and shuts down without an iussue. So i think Thermaltake PSU stuffed.

Exchanged Thermatake PSU for a new one from shop where I purchased it and put into system only to have this same issue.

So is it possible that the two thermaltake PSU are duds or cut my losses and chuck in a 750W PSU?

Any help would be appreciated.

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer
Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz 6MB
Gigabyte N970-G1-GAMING-4GD 4G GTX 970 G1 Gaming PCI-E VGA Card
Thermaltake PS-TPD Toughpower 1000W 80 Gold PSU PSU
 

A:PC Wont power down after shutdown.

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Win 7 Pro 64bit. APC UPS using Powerchute software.

I've got a dedicated computer running video management software for an IP camera system. I have the computer bios and software configured so that when the house power goes off, and then returns, the computer will boot up and go directly into the video management software where it will restart camera monitoring. All works fine in this scenario.

Now the problem comes when I use my APC UPS. The Powerchute software automatically shuts the computer down after 3 min of power outage. When the power returns the computer boots up but stops at the "camera system locked" "switch user" screen.

This means I have to manually click icon to get to video management. Can anyone help me get past this screen on powerup so I can use my UPS and still get camera system back up automatically?

Thanks

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Evening everyone, - Great site
I have a PII from Quantex which has been shutting down unexpectedly. When I would re-start, everything would be fine, then after about 20 minutes, shutdown. First thought was power supply or overheating, so I swapped out PS (fan was siezed) and on the reboot, it recognized the HD but then hangs after it lists the HD specs. I have tried all of the connections, different PS, opened case for ventalation, but nothing works. Any ideas before I make the leap it is a fried motherboard? Thanks for your assistance.
 

A:Power Supply / Shutdown

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i bought this laptop 6 months back and it was all working perfectly with Windows 8.1 until I upgraded it to Windows 10. When i shut it down everything turns off except for the power light and it keeps on forever. In order to turn the light off i have to press and hold power button for around 6-7 seconds and then it turns off. i tried updating the bios with windows bios because Windows 10 BIOS is not available for my pc. Please help, i will be grateful. 











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A:Power LED stays on after SHUTDOWN

Install the Windows 10  Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver and the Intel Management Engine Interface  driver from the web suport download page for your notebook. Install the NVIDIA graphics driver.http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72048.exe Is the following notebook what you have?If so, it has switchable graphics according to the specs.http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04499377.pdf 

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Windows XPHE, 1.4 GHz,Intel Pentium 4, 256MB, PC133 SDRAM, 20.0GB, NVidia Riva TNT2 M64 32mb AGP4X, G.M. 32MB, AGP 4X,400 mhz, 56.6kbps, Via Rev 5 or later USB UHC. Modem: Intel HaM Data Fax Voice.
I.E. version: 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.030422-1633, and Mozilla Firefox 0.8.0.0
AVG, ZoneAlarm, Spybot S&D, Ad-aware, RegScrub XP.

I have two printers connected to my system. The newer one (Lexmark X1150 all-in-one scan, copy, fax, print.) is connected via a USB port. Since day one, when this printer is connected, windows hangs at shutdown. I see the “Windows is shutting down…” message, and then the cursor freezes on the screen. Whenever the USB cable to the printer is disconnect, Windows will shut down, and the system powers-off normally. With the cable connected, it does shut down/power-off in Safe Mode. I have SP2 and all updates installed. I’ve disabled Power Management in the Root Hubs. Have searched MSKB and tried numerous suggestions, but have not pinpointed a cure. I have not changed any BIOS/CMOS settings. I have recently updated printer, modem, and VIA 4 in 1 drivers, but it hasn’t helped. I even downloaded a program which was supposed to “force” a shutdown, but it wouldn’t. I like using this printer, but it is annoying to have to disconnect the USB cable before each shutdown. Anyone else ever experienced this same problem? P.S. I have identified two “unsigned” drivers, (NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64, Intel HaM Data Fax Voice.) but don’t know how to acquire “signed” o... Read more

A:Shutdown/Power-off problem

Check this,it may help:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/close_applications_not_responding_at_shutdown.htm
 

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Hello good ppl of this forum!

I'm looking for a way to automatically shutdown PC at midnight and turn it back on at 16h during work days (while I'm at work). Is there a way to do that in the built-in scheduler or is there an app for that?

Weekends are fine as they are now, I'm looking only for the solution for workdays..

Cheers!

A:How to set automatic shutdown and power on

The shutdown can be done with the Scheduler, have it launch at midnight and do a shutdown /s /f /t 0.

No idea on the power on though, maybe a BIOS setting.

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I just made a usb LED light for my computer's case, and as I did not have a spare molex connector to be torn apart, I decided to make it usb powered. So when I'm done, I shut down, only to find that the light is still on. Does anyone know how to disable power to the usb ports after the computer is shut down? I've looked through the bios for an option, but have not found anything promising.
 

A:Disabling USB Power After Shutdown

You can find them available at any computer shop

Y Molex
 

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I'm using my computer last night and suddenly, without warning, it shutdown instantaneously. I tried to power it back on, but it is dead and will not power up at all. The power supply is new (about a month old) so I thought maybe I had a bad PSU. I swapped it with a known good PSU but that did not solve the problem. The only clue is that if I turn the PSU on, then push the power button on the PC, after 5 - 10 seconds I get a quick burst of power (the cooling fan turns about half a turn) and that's it. If this is not the PSU, I don't know what it is. Any ideas?
 

A:Computer shutdown, will not power on

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Hi everyone

I have windows 95 on my C drive and XP on my D drive and would like to keep things this way if I can.

I use XP mostly and when I come to shut it down it takes me through to "It is now safe to turn off your computer" and then I have to manually turn the power off.

What I would like to know is how to get XP to go one step further and completely shut down/power down the computer without having to physically turn the power off . Is there a way for both C drive and D drive to be able to go all the way with the shut down / power down process?

I did a search through the forum and couldn't find this specific question, which doesn't mean it's not there just that Im a bit confused with exaclty what I am asking Hope this makes sense

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Glenn
 

A:Shutdown / Power down problem

glenny said:


Hi everyone

I have windows 95 on my C drive and XP on my D drive and would like to keep things this way if I can.

I use XP mostly and when I come to shut it down it takes me through to "It is now safe to turn off your computer" and then I have to manually turn the power off.

What I would like to know is how to get XP to go one step further and completely shut down/power down the computer without having to physically turn the power off . Is there a way for both C drive and D drive to be able to go all the way with the shut down / power down process?

I did a search through the forum and couldn't find this specific question, which doesn't mean it's not there just that Im a bit confused with exaclty what I am asking Hope this makes sense

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

GlennClick to expand...
How old is the machine?| If BIOS doesn't support ACPI, it may not be possible to set the shutdown to power of.
 

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HelloJust purchased the 900 27. The issue I'm having is the following.I click the shutdown (Windows Charm -> Power -> Shut Down)The computer shuts down and then a few seconds later it powers up on its own.I think I've tracked the issue down to the keyboard which is a 3rd party logitech wireless keyboard which I keep plugged in all the time so I don't have to worry about charging it.I've turned off all the relevant advanced power settings but still it powers on. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks  










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A:YOGA Home 900 27 Power On after Shutdown

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Does the same thing happen if you hold the Shift key and then do the Shut Down?   Doing so will do a full shut down of Windows.
 
Here is a good article on resolving wake up issues with Windows.  I suspect you have tried some of them, but the article maybe worth reviewing.
 
http://www.howtogeek.com/122954/how-to-prevent-your-computer-from-waking-up-accidentally/

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MY 8000 elite sff when i power on it its starts normaly and works as you wish long restarts fine but when i shoutdown it, it do not starts and stuck on green solid LED when push and hold power butoen it couldnot power off intil plug it off after 20 to 30 minites its starts again by pressing power button and work fine this fult is repetedly i am faceing please helpe me soo. A tried every thing PSU to prosssser change butt never works.

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Well sir ... this one is for a heavy. If there are any about. Hopefully there are.

I have the Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 mobo. I was getting a bad reading with HW Monitor ... for my +5V reading I was getting a +3.66. On top of that I am unable to shutdown the computer. Instead it will simply reboot. The only way I can get the computer to shut down is hold the power button or kill the power when the screen goes black before reboot. The Inland ILG-600 P/S I had died on me in less than 90 days. I replace it and the mobo ... boot it up ... same thing!!! This time the +5V is reading +3.60 according to HWM, and it still won't shut down!

That's why I said this is for a heavy. It's a real head scratcher

Thanks for reading my post.
 

A:Mystery Shutdown and Power Reading

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Recently I have been getting this issue more and more and its basically my pc shutting down not like when you shut it down normally or a crash or blue screen but just going down like you pulled the plug from the pc. I checked overheating in the processor and graphics card but that doesn't seem to be the case. It also only happens when playing certain games. My guess is that the power supply has gone bad and I need a new one but I'm not certain. Anybody got any idea?

A:Pc randomly shuts down like the the power shutdown

For PSU testing, I'd post over in the Internal Hardware forums for more expert advice.
 
As for determining the shutdowns' cause, let's try looking at these reports:
1)  Please provide this information (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

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While Windows was shutting down the computer, the power outage happened....
 
Precisely, when the screen shows "Shutting down" message....
 
After power outage was over, I power my computer on again but it didn't detect the improper shutdown....
 
My questions:
(1) What was Windows doing in that phase?
(2) Will my HDD become corrupt because improper shutdown had happened in that phase? Could NTFS handle this kind of situation?
 
Thanks before and forgive my English if there are some mistakes....

A:Power outage during Windows Shutdown

Does the system boot into Windows correctly?
 
If so...then run the chkdsk /r command.  Running the chkdsk /r command after any unexpected shutdown helps to overcome any potential problems which may relate to the improper shutdown.
 
Chkdsk From Command Prompt, Win 7 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496613/contextmenu-is-causing-explorerexe-to-crash/?p=3067880 .  There is no need to put the C: in that command, when run, the chkdsk /r runs on the Windows partition by default.
 
Louis

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I have HP Pavilion 15 n003tx notebook. After I shutdown my laptop the power LED still stays on, It does not blink it just stays on. I have tried turning Fast Startup off as well, problem still persists. Kindly assist. 

A:Power LED light stays on even after shutdown

Hi, Try installing the latest IMEI driver directly from Intel as follows. Open Settings and select System.  Select Power and sleep, then click on Additional power settings - in the following window, click on 'Choose what the power button does' in the left hand pane. In the subsequent window, first click on 'Change settings that are currently unavailable' ( near the top of the Window ) and then remove the checkmark from the box against 'Turn on fast start-up (recommended)'.  Click the Save Settings button, then close any open windows and restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, download the IMEI driver directly from Intel on the following link, unzip the package and run the installer. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26127/Intel-Management-Engine-Consumer-Driver-for-Intel-NU... When the installation has completed, restart the notebook. When the machine has reloaded, re-enable Fast Start-up and reboot the notebook once again - let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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Power light stays on after shutdown after recent Windows update. Have to manually power off every time.most frustrating.

A:Power switch stays on after shutdown

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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Hello, i 've been having problems with the power options at my desktop lately.
My OS is: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. So the advanced power changes i make keep resetting on shutdown (also on log off, wakeup etc.). I have tried creating a custom power plan and changing the existing ones but it keeps happening...
Specifically, i set the display to turn off after 30 minutes, the hard drive to power off after 10 minutes, not to require a password on wakeup, never to sleep, power saving mode for wireless adapter setting on maximum power saving and link state power management for pci express on off.
After restarting (logging in, waking up etc.), all settings are the same except turn off the display and power off the hard drive which are set on 3 minutes both.
Hope anyone can help because after a search on google there are many people experiencing the same problem but none of them has found any solution.
Thanks for your help in advance!

A:Power options resetting at shutdown

Hello Rip,

I'm not sure what's causing this for you, but as a workaround, you might see if using the tutorial below to specifying a power plan set how you like for all users may keep it set.

Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hope this is the right category for this query.
I have recently installed a new primary hard drive, to which I have installed windows 2K.
Since doing this, rather than windows switching off the computer automatically at shutdown, I get the 'it is now safe to turn off your computer' screen and I have to switch off manually. I know this is only a minor niggle, but is there a quick solution that will get me back to automatic power off?'it is now safe to turn off your computer
 

A:[Solved] Automatic power off on shutdown

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Does a laptop on battery consume any power with hybrid shutdown? Considering the Windows 8.1 Fast Boot Enabled/Hybrid Shutdown feature.

I was rather surprised to see the significant battery power drain during sleep as referenced in the attached article but I can't seem to get a definitive answer regarding the Hybrid Shutdown state.

How Much Battery Life Does Sleep Mode Really Drain?

A:Power Consumption With Hybrid Shutdown?

Sleep and hybernation are not meant for laptops because during suspension and/or sleep the computer still uses power, altough you can't see or hear it doing that. Sleep and hybrid shutdown are practically the same thing. When you hybrid shutdown Windows 8 it's only being suspended which is exactly the same as sleep mode. That's why it's using power.
In order to save power you need to turn off hybrid shut down. Look here about how to disable it: How to Disable Hybrid Boot and Shutdown in Windows 8
I could show you the same thing but my Windows is entirely in Bulgarian and you wouldn't understand anything.

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After looking around the internet I've noticed this problem is quite common but...
As long as I am not playing a game my computer runs fine for hours this Critical Error only occurs when I'm running a game usually after few minutes. Most solutions suggested reinstalling audio driver/making sure there is only one. Well I only have one, it's up to date with one audio device running and was reinstalled a couple of days ago. It occurs in pretty much every game but the times before it happens varies for example Bad Company 2 runs for about 10 minutes where Just Cause 2 and Team Fortress 2 run up to about an hour. Critical error is always the same and always a shutdown even though Restart On System Failure is unchecked. Here is the entire error

BODY{font:x-small 'Verdana';margin-right:1.5em} .c{cursor:hand} .b{color:red;font-family:'Courier New';font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none} .e{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .k{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .t{color:#990000} .xt{color:#990099} .ns{color:red} .dt{color:green} .m{color:blue} .tx{font-weight:bold} .db{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;border-left:1px solid #CCCCCC;font:small Courier} .di{font:small Courier} .d{color:blue} .pi{color:blue} .cb{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;font:small Courier;color:#888888} .ci{font:small Courier;color:#888888} PRE{marg... Read more

A:Sudden shutdown Kernel Power 41 63

People PLEASE I need help on this I've tried everything I could possibly think of. I am extremely short on money so I have to be absolutely sure what to buy if it's a hardware issue. I need to find out what's causing this.
 

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Hey everyone!
New to the forum and have a...situation here.

I built a rig but the problem I am having is whenever I play certain games (ie: Prototype, L4D, GRID) the computer would (most of the time in random places) shut down completely, as if someone held the power button, and then about 2-3 seconds later power back up and do the normal load.
The thing is that it does the exact same thing when I change the RAM setting in BIOS. I have the option on picking the speed and etc. And when I change the RAM speed and click F10 to save and exit, shuts down and then powers back up (not a normal restart, all the fans etc stop running). And that only happens with the ram speed. I can change ANYTHING else in the BIOS and that will not happen. I did a memtest on the ram, each stick separately and did about 3-4 passes on each, no errors.
I am stumped...I have been in contact with ASUS and so far no one was able to tell me anything.

My mobo is an ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution and I am using CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800). (full name from newegg: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 )

It does that on some games, but games like Crysis for example, everything on high and no problem. But on Prototype there is one specific area where it will shutdown (few seconds before getting to it or a few seconds after). In L4D its random, might not happen for a week might happen a few times an hour...so...ANY h... Read more

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Actually, that's not quite true.  Sometimes, it shuts down properly... and sometimes, it hangs.  Everything appears to shut down normally; programs close, logs off, shuts down, monitor loses signal... and then the computer just sits there humming, all night if I let it (the front power button/light remains on). 
 
I usually force power down with the button on the front (held for 5 seconds), but I hate doing that every single day.
 
I thought it might be due to certain peripherals plugged in, but it doesn't seem to be because even with or without these, I cannot predict what it'll do, and >90% of the time it will not shut down all the way.
 
Any quick n' easy fixes?  It's a newish system, bought back in January.  No updates waiting to install - that I can see - or anything weird going on that would prevent a complete shutdown.    And as I said, it gets almost all the way there, just needs a bit of help to get all the way off.  :-(
 
Any help much appreciated!

A:Win 7 (Dell) System won't power down at Shutdown

Better scan your whole computer and go to control panel> default program and manage or change the actual setting means from there we can change our setting as our requirements. If not than check the boot system of the computer.

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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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Attempting to create a shortcut in, Windows 8 for a shutdown button, I select ?new shortcut? on the start screen and then type ?shutdown/s/t0. I get a message: the file shutdown/s/t0 cannot be found. How do I make a shutdown button on my Toolbar in Win 8???
Thanks, eddie460

A:[SOLVED] Win8 power shutdown

The correct code would be either:


Code:
shutdown /p
or


Code:
shutdown /r /t 0

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Hey everyone!
New to the forum and have a...situation here.

I built a rig but the problem I am having is whenever I play certain games (ie: Prototype, L4D, GRID) the computer would (most of the time in random places) shut down completely, as if someone held the power button, and then about 2-3 seconds later power back up and do the normal load.
The thing is that it does the exact same thing when I change the RAM setting in BIOS. I have the option on picking the speed and etc. And when I change the RAM speed and click F10 to save and exit, shuts down and then powers back up (not a normal restart, all the fans etc stop running). And that only happens with the ram speed. I can change ANYTHING else in the BIOS and that will not happen. I did a memtest on the ram, each stick separately and did about 3-4 passes on each, no errors.
I am stumped...I have been in contact with ASUS and so far no one was able to tell me anything.

My mobo is an ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution and I am using CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800). (full name: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 ) I would post a link but it won't let me ...need more posts lol.

It does that on some games, but games like Crysis for example, everything on high and no problem. But on Prototype there is one specific area where it will shutdown (few seconds before getting to it or a few seconds after). In L4D its random, might n... Read more

A:Random shutdown then power back on

What power supply do you have?

It's normal for motherboards to reboot after changing RAM settings, mine does.

The reason your machine may turn back on, is that it may be set to reboot after a power failure. If your power supply is shutting down because it's being overloaded, the motherboard sees that as power failure.
 

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My old toshiba satellite works good when plugged in but will shut down at about 25% on battery power, disregarding power scheme management in place. Any ideas out there how about how to troubleshoot this problem?
 

A:Random shutdown on battery power

Hi, sounds like a dud battery.

Bill.
 

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I'm running Windows XP SP1a and lately i have noticed that my computer doesn't totally power off after it has shut down successfully. What i mean is that i can here a noise coming from within a computer's casing. It sounds like power is still running through the system, kind of like a faint whining, even though the system is off. The noise starts when the computer is plugged into a live power source and it stops when i switch off the power from the wall or unplug the computer's cord. I have tested my other hardware and none of them make any noise. The power ON/OFF switch at the back of my computer doesn't help and it's not the fan. I can't remember ever hearing this before so i don't know if i am just beginning to notice it (the system is 3 years old), it's getting louder or if its something i have caused. It's not a huge problem but it is noticeable.

Does anyone know how i can totally power my system down without unplugging it?

Thanks.

A:Computer Doesn't Power Down After Shutdown

try thisPower Down the Computer After Shutdown Attention this is a registry tweak!!!! Back up your registry Please look at this guide How to back up your registry prior to doing so

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Built a pc around 6 months ago for my sister. No problem with anything until she called me today and said that she tried to install a wireless router and her pc just turned off. Now she boots up and within 3 seconds of touching that button it turns off. Could the install on the router be just a "just so happened" and maybe the power supply is shot? Any help? Thanks!
 

A:PC will shutdown after 3 seconds. Power Supply?

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I am able to tell my PC to sleep after a certain amount of time but I would like to know if there is a way to tell it to totally shutdown instead. Thanks for your help

i.e. last night I fell asleep and my pc stayed on all night without ever sleeping or shutting down!

A:Can you set PC to auto shutdown in power saver?

Sure. Take a look at this: Power Plan Settings - Change

You might consider either Hybrid Sleep or Hibernate.

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Hello, i have a big problem, every time when i play games my computer crashed, i checked the event error and that's that i have.. I don't know what i can do..

Thanks.

Code:

+System-Provider[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}
EventID41Version2Level1Task63Opcode0Keywords0x8000000000000002-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T01:02:40.237613600Z
EventRecordID287545Correlation-Execution[ ProcessID] 4[ ThreadID] 8
ChannelSystemComputerIVAN_PC-Security[ UserID] S-1-5-18

-EventDataBugcheckCode278BugcheckParameter10xfffffa800b762010BugcheckParameter20xfffff8800ff0e630BugcheckParameter30xffffffffc000009aBugcheckParameter40x4SleepInProgressfalsePowerButtonTimestamp0



18/11/2012 2:02:40 Kernel-Power 41 (63)

A:Kernel-power 41 Shutdown Error.

Please post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Hi guys,

I have an annoying problem where my usb/ps2 devices are still on after I shutdown my computer. I have a AMD 3000+ thats on a fairly all integrated foxcomm motherboard (integ. video, sound). I don't know if this issue is with my mb or my power supply.

I have a ps2 optical mouse and a usb mp3 connected to my computer...and I want them to be off when I shutdown my computer (WinXPSp2).. ..I see their lights on all the time. I never had this problem with my old computer. I know a friend of mine that alse has this issue. So basically if I turn of the switch (1, 0) on the back of my power supply, every thing turns off...I don't want do that all the time though....

If I change the power supply will that make it behave differently? - or is it a motherboard design?

Thanks
 

A:Power still supplied to USB/Ps2 after system shutdown

Motherboard model number?

Either a BIOS setting or jumper on the motherboard, this is OK and normal most times and why there is a +5VSB.

Do you have PS/2 or USB device power up enabled? Wake on LAN or similar settings?
 

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Concerning laptop computers, is there any difference between the power comsumed during shutdown and the power consumed during Hibernate?
 

A:Power comsumption between Hibernate and Shutdown

Nope. Hibernate turns the entire machine off after writing the RAM image to disk. Off is off!
 

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Hi friens....?

What is the meaning of Pop-ups? will they Harm our PC??

whenever, I am surfing the Internet, it will show your IE blocks the
Pop-ups??

pls help me???

thank you

A:What r Pop-ups in IE?will dey Harm d PC??

You can enable/disable pop-ups via IE Tools menu, Pop-up Blocker; also configure Settings.

Pop-ups are those separate dialogs that so up on WEB sites. Most are advertisements, but others are used when you clicks a site's Help (for example) or any other site function where they use non-advertising Pop-ups.

What you really MAY want is an Add Blocker, which will block only advertisement pop-ups and side-panels. But even Add Blockers MAY cause problems in sites that require adds to work. Example; MSN Videos have add videos that run between the videos you select, an active Add Blocker will prevent the video playing.

At home and work I use 2 browsers, IE6 and Maxthon. Maxthon comes with an integrated Add Blocker & Pop-up Blocker (and more).

So I run IE6 with the Pop-up Blocker disabled and Maxthon with both Add Blocker & Pop-up Blocker enabled.

RELATED ISSUE: Browser security

To protect your system from malware that comes in via your Browser, I highly recommend SpyBot Search and Destroy (donationware) Which we use at work (I'm the local IT Tech) and I use at home since Win3.1 days.

The Browser protection is provided by the Immunize function. It immunizes your browser from malware intrusions.

Notes on SpyBot S&D:After a definition Update, immediately run SpyBot Immunization (scan is optional, but suggest monthly)
DO not install Shredder and Context menu options, nor use TeaTimer

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Hello guys,

I have been wondering if it will do any harm if I leave my PC plugged in all the time?

Your advice please.

A:Will it do any harm...?

As a rule, no it wont... you might want to check your power plan and customize the turn off times for your monitor and drives though...

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My laptop is Lenovo E440 which come with 8.1.

The symptom is when I shutdown the computer, it do all the process seems normal, except the power light won't goes off. I have to long press the power button to force shutdown. If I ignore it for a few minutes, it suddenly wake up and give me a BSOD then restart.

The BSOD also do the minidump. I also attached the dump by the collector tools.
I have try update the latest BIOS/Driver to lenovo recommendation.

I have try to debug with Windbg, which have following result. But I have no idea what I can do with ACPI driver.
BugCheck 9F, {3, ffffe000139d47f0, fffff8024874b960, ffffe0001e709c30}

Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !irp ffffe000`1e709c30
Irp is active with 3 stacks 2 is current (= 0xffffe0001e709d48)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 e1 ffffe00014549040 00000000 fffff80246e03b3c-ffffe0001c6cc940 Success Error Cancel pending
\Driver\ACPI nt!PopSystemIrpCompletion
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-ffffe0001c6cc940

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
0: kd> !irp ffffe0001e709c30
Irp is active with 3 stacks 2 is current (= 0xffffe0001e709d48)... Read more

A:Laptop would power down after shutdown.Sometimes 0x9f BSOD

Hi edmondhk & welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files (The one which you have analysed is 4 months old) and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-
DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.

Let's see the stack and determine what caused the DPC Watchdog to crash the system -

Code:
2: kd> knL
# Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
00 ffffd000`90830c88 fffff801`39776f7e nt!KeBugCheckEx
01 ffffd000`90830c90 fffff801`39647f67 nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0xadbe
02 ffffd000`90830d20 fffff801`39da767f nt!KeClockInterruptNotify+0x787
03 ffffd000`90830f40 fffff801`396e2143 hal!HalpTimerClockInterrupt+0x4f
04 ffffd000`90830f70 fffff801`3975d12a nt!KiCallInterruptServiceRoutine+0xa3
05 ffffd000`90830fb0 fffff801`3975d50f nt!KiInterruptSubDispatchNoLockNoEtw+0xea
06 ffffd000`22866570 fffff801`396e3113 nt!KiInterruptDispatchLBControl+0x11f
07 ffffd000`22866700 fffff801`396e30e2 nt!KxWaitForSpinLockAndAcquire+0x17
08 ffffd000`22866730 fffff801`c0ea265c nt!KeAcquireSpinLockRaiseToDpc+0x32
09 ffffd000`22866760 ffffe001`e73141c0 ftser2k+0x1165c
0a ffffd000`22866768 ffffe001`e73141c0 0xffffe001`e73141c0
0b ffffd000`22866770 ffffd000`90800180 0xffffe001`e73141c0
0c ffffd000`22866778 00000000`00000000 0xffffd000`90800180


Seems like the FTDI USB To Serial Adapter's USB Driver is causing the problem.

Below is a list of 3rd party drivers presen... Read more

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I've had my computer for years and years. It will randomly crash in an instant at any given time - be it while playing a game or just surfing the web. I can find no rhyme or reason why it crashes or how to cause it to crash.

Sometimes it will run fine without crashing for months at a time. Then it slowly starts crashing more and more. First once every few days, then work its way up to crashing numerous times in a day.

The only thing I've found, through experimentation, to sort of remedy the problem is to turn off the PC, physically remove the graphics card, boot on the pc, wait ~2 mins, turn off PC, re-install GPU, turn on PC.

This usually will stave off the crashing, putting me at least back to the one or less crashes a day phase.

The issue seems to be OS independent, as I get the same behavior when running Ubuntu.

A:Random crashes - complete power shutdown

Here are my attached dump files

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Hello. I have recently switched from OS from Win98SE to WinXP. The power is no longer automatically turned off after shutdown. I must press the power button by hand to turn it off.
Is this a bug?
 

A:Power doesn't automatically turned off after shutdown

1: Click - Start - Control Panel - Performance and Maintenance - Power Options
Tab

2: Then click APM - Enable Advanced Power Management Support
 

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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.

Help.

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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