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Windows 7: [RC Build 7100] Shutdown issues

03 May 2009   #1
drw026

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
[RC Build 7100] Shutdown issues

Hi all Windows7 users,

I recently installed the new Windows 7 version RC1 build 7100. This was also my first Windows 7 installation. After a clean install I was suprised by the speed and the nice new features. For a long time I used XP, never tried Vista because of the bugs and compatibility issues.

After the windows7 setup, I installed a couple of programs like Adobe CS3, Word 2007 and a software that came with my logitech keyboard&mouse (Logitech diNovo for Notebook).

After a while of installing I stumbled upon some problems. The problems are all "shutdown" related.

1. When I try to exit some of the Adobe CS3 programs (like Adobe Photoshop CS3) the program itself freezes. One program (Flash CS3) tough does exit but it remains running on the background. I discovered that while I was looking at the task manager.

2. When I want to shutdown my computer. Windows7 doesn't completly turnoff my computer. It only shutsdown my harddrive (I can tell that from the sound It makes) and my videocard (My monitor says that it doesn't recieve any signals). I have to shut it down manually by pressing and holding the on/off button on my system for like 5 seconds. Windows XP automaticly shutsdown my system.

Are these known problems ? And are there any solutions ?

thanks in advance...

BTW: i'm using the 32BIT version.


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03 May 2009   #2
Sam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

1. I cant help you
2. Open CMD, and type <shutdown/s>to shut it down or <shutdown/r> to restart. Without the brackets, though.
That might work
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03 May 2009   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drw026 View Post
Hi all Windows7 users,


2. When I want to shutdown my computer. Windows7 doesn't completly turnoff my computer. It only shutsdown my harddrive (I can tell that from the sound It makes) and my videocard (My monitor says that it doesn't recieve any signals). I have to shut it down manually by pressing and holding the on/off button on my system for like 5 seconds. Windows XP automaticly shutsdown my system.

Are these known problems ? .
Welcome to SevenForums Have a look at this screen and see if shut down is selected? Right click on the start orb and choose properties
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03 May 2009   #4
drw026

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Ok, I rechecked the Start Menu and it was set to Shut Down. Next I shutdown windows and the problem remains.

The screen turns black and my monitor gives "No signal", My harddrive spins off, but my system is still on. In XP the computer turns completly off after I choose Shutdown.

any other suggestions ?
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03 May 2009   #5
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

It's very possible that your motherboard (no specs given) is NOT compatible with Win-7.

Such incompatibilities are not at all uncommon.

Since windows 98 days, I've never used the START > Shutdown method of shutting down my PC. I've always used a Shortcut, for a Quick Shutdown, from an icon on my desktop.
Here's the shortcut for Win-7:

%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f

Cut and paste, so you get all the spaces in the right place.

make yourself a desktop shortcut with that syntax and see how it works.
For me, it's worked just fine for XP, Vista 64 and Win-7, 64

Cheers mates!
The Doctor
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04 May 2009   #6
drw026

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

I tried your method dr.who. But the problem still remains. I doubt it would be my motherboard because it is a board that's running a Q6600.
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04 May 2009   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

hello, mate i think the doctor is right here about the incompatibility.

Enzo.
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04 May 2009   #8
jimwillsher

Win7 x64 RC 7100
 
 

It might be worth looking for a BIOS update? I've just done a clean install of the RC (x64), and I've installed all my usual apps - Photoshop CS4, CorelDRAW, VMWare, WinZip, UltraEdit, FTPVoyager etc - and my laptop (HP nw9440) shuts down completely. It's much quicker to shutdown than XP or Vista were.


Jim
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04 May 2009   #9
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
it is a board that's running a Q6600.
Well, I don't know what a Q6600 is, but I do know about incompatibilities.
Unless that mobo was certified to run Windows 7, it just may not be compatible. I didn't say that's absolutely the problem, but it's always a possibility.

Checking for mobo bios updates is good advise too.

I have an old AsRock mobo that runs 98, ME, XP and even Vista 32, with no appreciable problems, but when I tried to run a DOS program to shutdown the PC, from a DOS boot floppy, the program failed to do it and ended with an error message about there being "No ATX". That's dumb, because that PC is using an Antec Earthwatts 650 PSU.....that's about as ATX as you can get.
The problem is in the motherboard, not the PSU.

Anyway, I hope someone will give my shutdown shortcut a try and I hope they will like it. I sure do!
Somehow, going to START in order to STOP, just agrivated the heck out of me.

Changing the -s in that shortcut to a -r changes the command to a nice REBOOT command. I have both on my own desktop.

The '00' in that shortcut is the time delay, in seconds, before shutdown.
For those who think that zero seconds, won't work, or may be dangerous, just throw a few seconds in there.

Good Luck and Happy Computing!

The Doctor
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04 May 2009   #10
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

If it is running a q6600 (processor) then it will be compatible with windows 7 as a q6600 isn't that old. Wasn't they made about the same time as vista? I'm running a q6700 with no issues what so ever and they are the same age. If anything it is a bug that you have got or a bad copy of windows 7.

Can you state what your motherboard is but I will bet it has got nothing to do with that. If it is compatible with a q6600 then it will be compatible with windows 7.


@Dr Who, PC builder, tech and you dont know what a q6600 is Also, no motherboard will be certified to run windows 7 because it has not been released yet. No hardware will be certified until it is.
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