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Unread 07-10-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
Zonakings
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Windows XP shutdown button not working properly

I have windows XP SP2 on a dell PC. It's my wife's PC so I don't know
exactly when this started happening but sometime in the past few months I
noticed that you need to click the start menu=>shutdown button twice before
it actually shuts down. The first time you click it, it just sits there in a
happy state. The second time it goes through the normal shutdown. I have
created .bat file that you can click on once and it executes a shutdown
sequence and that works the first time. My thoughts are that there is a
program or registry that is interferring with my shutdown...any ideas?
 
Unread 07-10-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
Gerry
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Re: Windows XP shutdown button not working properly

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Zonakings wrote:
> I have windows XP SP2 on a dell PC. It's my wife's PC so I don't know
> exactly when this started happening but sometime in the past few
> months I noticed that you need to click the start menu=>shutdown
> button twice before it actually shuts down. The first time you click
> it, it just sits there in a happy state. The second time it goes
> through the normal shutdown. I have created .bat file that you can
> click on once and it executes a shutdown sequence and that works the
> first time. My thoughts are that there is a program or registry that
> is interferring with my shutdown...any ideas?



 
Unread 07-10-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
Thee Chicago Wolf
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Re: Windows XP shutdown button not working properly

>I have windows XP SP2 on a dell PC. It's my wife's PC so I don't know
>exactly when this started happening but sometime in the past few months I
>noticed that you need to click the start menu=>shutdown button twice before
>it actually shuts down. The first time you click it, it just sits there in a
>happy state. The second time it goes through the normal shutdown. I have
>created .bat file that you can click on once and it executes a shutdown
>sequence and that works the first time. My thoughts are that there is a
>program or registry that is interferring with my shutdown...any ideas?


Try this:

1) Go to control panel
2) Open Power Options
3) Click the Advanced tab
4) On the Advanced tab where it says "When I Press The Power Button On
My Computer", it should be set to "Shut Down"
5) It that option was already set to "Shut Down", see below. If your
option was set to something else ("Do Nothing"), set it to Shut Down,
click Apply, reboot.

After Windows comes back up and you're at desktop, try pressing the
power button. If it still does nothing, see below.



Go to Start > Run and enter REGEDIT and press OK. This fires up the
registry editor.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Edit the
following keys:

1) AutoEndTasks: Default is 0, make it 1

You can also try the following settings under the same branch:

2) ForegroundLockTimeout: Default is 20000, make it 0

3) HungAppTimeoutefault is 5000, try 1000, if it's still slow, try
500. I don't suggest going anything lower than 250 though as it could
really make programs / services that need a momentd or two to end
act...funny.

4) WaitToKillAppTimeout: Default is 20000, try 1000, if it's still
slow, try 500. I don't suggest going anything lower than 250 though as
it could really make programs / services that need a moment or two to
end act...funny.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l

1) WaitToKillServiceTimeout: Default is 20000, try 2000. I don't use
this setting personally and it's questionable whether XP supports it
or not.

When you finish, reboot. Log into XP and then do a shutdown and see
how long it take.

If some of the keys above don't exists, just create them using the
right mouse button.

#1 is a String Value
#2 is DWORD value
#3 is a String value
#4 is a String value

Good luck.

- Thee Chicago Wolf
 
Unread 17-10-2007, 01:58 AM   #4
Zonakings
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Re: Windows XP shutdown button not working properly

Neither Gerry's nor Chicago Wolf's solutions worked. Any other ideas?

"Thee Chicago Wolf" wrote:

> >I have windows XP SP2 on a dell PC. It's my wife's PC so I don't know
> >exactly when this started happening but sometime in the past few months I
> >noticed that you need to click the start menu=>shutdown button twice before
> >it actually shuts down. The first time you click it, it just sits there in a
> >happy state. The second time it goes through the normal shutdown. I have
> >created .bat file that you can click on once and it executes a shutdown
> >sequence and that works the first time. My thoughts are that there is a
> >program or registry that is interferring with my shutdown...any ideas?

>
> Try this:
>
> 1) Go to control panel
> 2) Open Power Options
> 3) Click the Advanced tab
> 4) On the Advanced tab where it says "When I Press The Power Button On
> My Computer", it should be set to "Shut Down"
> 5) It that option was already set to "Shut Down", see below. If your
> option was set to something else ("Do Nothing"), set it to Shut Down,
> click Apply, reboot.
>
> After Windows comes back up and you're at desktop, try pressing the
> power button. If it still does nothing, see below.
>
>
>
> Go to Start > Run and enter REGEDIT and press OK. This fires up the
> registry editor.
>
> Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Edit the
> following keys:
>
> 1) AutoEndTasks: Default is 0, make it 1
>
> You can also try the following settings under the same branch:
>
> 2) ForegroundLockTimeout: Default is 20000, make it 0
>
> 3) HungAppTimeoutefault is 5000, try 1000, if it's still slow, try
> 500. I don't suggest going anything lower than 250 though as it could
> really make programs / services that need a momentd or two to end
> act...funny.
>
> 4) WaitToKillAppTimeout: Default is 20000, try 1000, if it's still
> slow, try 500. I don't suggest going anything lower than 250 though as
> it could really make programs / services that need a moment or two to
> end act...funny.
>
> Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l
>
> 1) WaitToKillServiceTimeout: Default is 20000, try 2000. I don't use
> this setting personally and it's questionable whether XP supports it
> or not.
>
> When you finish, reboot. Log into XP and then do a shutdown and see
> how long it take.
>
> If some of the keys above don't exists, just create them using the
> right mouse button.
>
> #1 is a String Value
> #2 is DWORD value
> #3 is a String value
> #4 is a String value
>
> Good luck.
>
> - Thee Chicago Wolf
>

 
Unread 17-10-2007, 07:59 AM   #5
Gerry
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Re: Windows XP shutdown button not working properly

http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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Stourport, England
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Zonakings wrote:
> Neither Gerry's nor Chicago Wolf's solutions worked. Any other ideas?
>



 
 

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