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Windows 7: Stopping a computer from shutting down

31 Dec 2009   #1
Road Runner

Win7 Ultimate 64 bit Build 7600
 
 
Stopping a computer from shutting down

Does anyone know if it is possible to stop a computer from shutting down unless there is a power outage? I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and trying to recover files from a 1 terabyte hard drive. I have had it shutdown once by software and by carelessness on my part after running for around 36 hours. It would be nice to finish for a change so that I can use the hard drive for other things.
Thanks Road Runner


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31 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

Set all Power Options to Never and turn off Windows Updates.

Stay away from power button and cord.
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31 Dec 2009   #3
Road Runner

Win7 Ultimate 64 bit Build 7600
 
 

Greg sorry I should have mentioned that I already am doing that. I downloaded something that requested a restart or do it later. I chose the later and a within a couple of minutes it restartedanyways.
Thanks Road Runner
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31 Dec 2009   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

You could use a compare software like Beyond Compare to copy/move etc. the files. If the computer reboots you can restart Beyond Compare and start transfering from where you left off.

Beyond Compare - The file compare, folder compare and remote directory compare utility from Scooter Software
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31 Dec 2009   #5
Road Runner

Win7 Ultimate 64 bit Build 7600
 
 

I am trying to recover the files on my hard drive using Media Recover which is working like a dam except I always seem to end up having my computer shut down before the recovery is complete. 1 Terabyte takes a while to recover.
Thanks
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31 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Road Runner View Post
Greg sorry I should have mentioned that I already am doing that. I downloaded something that requested a restart or do it later. I chose the later and a within a couple of minutes it restartedanyways.
Thanks Road Runner


If it's the file recov program which is causing this, browse through Help contents to find a way to run it unattended.
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31 Dec 2009   #7
Road Runner

Win7 Ultimate 64 bit Build 7600
 
 
GregRocker

Thanks again for the suggestion but it really revolves around my stupidty (doing something on the computer to mess it up). I just wish I could make the computer ask if it is "OKAY TO SHUT DOWN" instead of just closing first. When I have something that will likely have to run for a couple of days or more it just becomes way to easy to, you know just hit a wrong button, and next thing you know you are crying because of the mistake.
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31 Dec 2009   #8
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yep, they changed that in Vista cause people complained about it in XP...
"Are you sure you want to shutdown" ,, users complained, "Yes, I clicked the shutdown button didn't I?"
So, they got rid of it. That's my Theory anyway.

If you are fast enough (which you probably aren't, which no one is) you might catch the shutdown before it happens by....

hitting Win key +R
type shutdown /a
hit Enter

This will abort a shutdown squence.
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31 Dec 2009   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You could just revoke permission to shut down the computer?
Security Management (Local Security Policy) > Local Policy > User Rights Assignment
Quote:
Shut down the system

This security setting determines which users who are logged on locally to the computer can shut down the operating system using the Shut Down command. Misuse of this user right can result in a denial of service.

Default on Workstations: Administrators, Backup Operators, Users.

Default on Servers: Administrators, Backup Operators.

Default on Domain controllers: Administrators, Backup Operators, Server Operators, Print Operators.
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31 Dec 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Open Run box and type

shutdown -A
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