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Windows 7: Shutdown - Force (using the shut down button)


14 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
 
 
Shutdown - Force (using the shut down button)

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.

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14 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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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14 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
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
Thanks, I already know which applications are doing this but I would like it to force shutdown despite knowing which applications are doing it. Sometimes I just don't want to close them down manually.
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14 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Altjx,

You might see if using the Shut Down shortcut below may be able to help. It includes the -F switch to force a shut down.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Altjx,

You might see if using the Shut Down shortcut below may be able to help. It includes the -F switch to force a shut down.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks, I'm sure of how to use command prompt and the cmd's shutdown switches, just thought I could integrate this into the button itself.
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