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Windows 7: No Shutdown or Restart on Start button

13 Aug 2014   #1
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 
No Shutdown or Restart on Start button

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

No Shutdown or Restart on Start button-noshutdownwin7.jpg

I checked gpedit as follows:

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

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar

It is already set to Disabled.

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

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




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13 Aug 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Give this a try.

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

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

You can also look here.

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings
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13 Aug 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Rich,

The tutorial below may be able to add the shut down options back for you.

Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Commands - Add or Remove
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13 Aug 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Darn. Been gone long enough to find that tutorial and bingo Brink beat me to it.
I will just post it in a nicer color.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/148605-shut-down-restart-sleep-hibernate-commands-add-remove.html
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13 Aug 2014   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

No joy. Nothing under Start Menu Properties or Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options (there is no System Settings).

Windows Update and reboot didn't help either.
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13 Aug 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Take a look at Brinks post #3
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13 Aug 2014   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The reg hack didn't help either and I had already checked gpedit.
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13 Aug 2014   #8
skyred5

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Might want to try "Not configured" in group policy settings since disabled doesn't work?

There's a workaround, which is to create the shutdown bat file. But I presume u want to have a more permanent solution?

1. open notepad
2. type in "shutdown.exe -p" without quotations
3. save file as shutdown.bat
4. Double click it and it should shut down.
4a. Can change the icon to the shutdown icon for better visuals.
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13 Aug 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm running out of ideas.
Could you use a restore point back when thing were normal?


Have you been here.

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13 Aug 2014   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I'll try a restore point from a a week or more ago, see if that helps. That will lose the 34 updates I just applied but if it fixes the problem then it's worth it.

Power button is set to Shut down

Gpedit User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar
"Remove and Prevent Access to the Shut Down command"
is actually set to Not configured, not Disabled, I gave the wrong info before.

I do have a Shutdown and a Restart bat file with shortcuts to them on the Desktop for now.
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