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    PC windows shut down auto advice, just not doing it? vista ultimate

    ok comps peops, my pc refuses to shut down automatically. can anyone tell me how to get it to do it. It cant be good me having to press the power button to shut down, esp as that puts it into fail safe a lot.

    I go into start, shutdown and it takes me to logging off and just sits there. grrrr.

    have run my full escan in depth virus scanner and it has deleted anything it has found.

    any advice or software to run to sort this out would be appreciated. thanks folks.

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    Start > run > shutdown -s -f -t 00
    Click ok.
    See if that does it.

    Original Poster

    yes i meant the start shutdown wont complete, goes to shutting down and just sits like that.

    will try what you suggest, thanks.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;8456687

    Start > run > shutdown -s -f -t 00Click ok.See if that does it.



    no success with that, i just seem destined to sit on the logging off screen regardless. darn it.

    128plant;8456689

    yes i meant the start shutdown wont complete, goes to shutting down and … yes i meant the start shutdown wont complete, goes to shutting down and just sits like that. will try what you suggest, thanks.



    Sounds like the dreaded Vista updates.... check to see if you have outstanding updates.
    You may need to re-download these.

    Vista is a nightmare for updates, Microsoft have totally scuttled this product....:geek:

    Shima

    Do you mean it starts to shutdown then hangs or does it do nothing?

    There are several methods to shutdown a PC. You can either brielfy press the power button or select one of the shutdown options on the start menu. Try both.

    Did it used to work and now does not, or has it never worked?

    Also have you looked in Control Pannel at the Power options. Under one of the tabs should be an entry for "When I press the Power Button on my Computer", set it to "Shut down".

    Original Poster

    shimagoza;8456777

    Sounds like the dreaded Vista updates.... check to see if you have … Sounds like the dreaded Vista updates.... check to see if you have outstanding updates.You may need to re-download these.Vista is a nightmare for updates, Microsoft have totally scuttled this product....:geek:Shima



    yep that could be a starting place. think have it all downloaded correctly but hey who doesnt need a bit of removing and redownloading on a monday morning.

    maybe a cup of coffee may lure me into doing it, or maybe not. thanks peops. will repp eventually.

    Original Poster

    hi, i go into shut down as per, and it takes me to the logging off screen, then just sits there with the cursor whirling round. i have to power off at the power off button to shut down manually.
    have checked out the power options, and they are all on the factory settings so its not that, so far as i can see.
    looking for other options to resolve.
    its only started to do this this past week, and it didnt seem to coincide with any updates.


    nick1austin;8456793

    Do you mean it starts to shutdown then hangs or does it do nothing?There … Do you mean it starts to shutdown then hangs or does it do nothing?There are several methods to shutdown a PC. You can either brielfy press the power button or select one of the shutdown options on the start menu. Try both.Did it used to work and now does not, or has it never worked?Also have you looked in Control Pannel at the Power options. Under one of the tabs should be an entry for "When I press the Power Button on my Computer", set it to "Shut down".

    nick1austin;8456793

    Do you mean it starts to shutdown then hangs or does it do nothing?There … Do you mean it starts to shutdown then hangs or does it do nothing?There are several methods to shutdown a PC. You can either brielfy press the power button or select one of the shutdown options on the start menu. Try both.



    They've tried, and they tried my way in run, which should do a forced shutdown (-f), and that didn't work either.

    Banned

    do a system restore to when it last worked

    Original Poster

    csiman;8456925

    do a system restore to when it last worked



    am worried that will lift up some virus or other crud in the process, which i mightnt have the savvy to avoid. am a dimwit.

    128plant;8458780

    am worried that will lift up some virus or other crud in the process, … am worried that will lift up some virus or other crud in the process, which i mightnt have the savvy to avoid. am a dimwit.



    How long have you left it at the shutting-down screen for? Are we talking a couple of minutes, or several hours?

    Original Poster

    hey ho, gone from bad to worse, crashed on us yesterday totally. just had to do total reinstall of vista etc. darn pcs pain in neck sometimes. thx for all the help. have it back up running again, at least for the minute. need some decent email scanning now, have malware sorted. my joblist gets longer. ho hum. thx. peops.

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