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Windows 7: So far Im impressed, but my computer wont turn off..?

06 May 2009   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Several times with other OS's, if you had a corrupt DVD Burner program
it would cause the system to "NOT SHUTDOWN" reason it looks for all programs which are running, then it shuts down the program then shutsdown the computer.

Win 7 7100 has several known problems. also there are several "Pirated" versions that are filled with TROJANs and other Virus. which will not allow the system to shutdown, so it can be used as a "BOT"

start --> cmd--> run as admin --> type
shutdown.exe -s -t 000 --> enter and see if this will force the shutdown procedure. It should. then you can click blank space on desktop. create a shortcut... enter the shutdown script.... change the icon to (your preference). now it is simply 2x click away. on your desktop

let me know
thanks for trying to help. my windows 7 version is straight from microsft's webpage. I did the command you told me to and it acted just as I have been describing, everything seems to shutdown but my computer stays on.

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06 May 2009   #12


Ummm, make sure it does not say Start --> Sleep....
or hybernate. check your power options.
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06 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

I was not able to put my computer to sleep the first night.

after a shut down it is all good now though.

Try a power cycle. Power down the system. if it doesn't shutdown like you said. pull the cord out of the PSU for over 10 seconds and let it all calm down. and return it on. see if that helps.
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07 May 2009   #14

shutdown = SHUTDOWN

Make sure your power button is set to shutdown.

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07 May 2009   #15

Windows 7 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Handycam View Post
Well I think it's similar, but I can't get my computer to sleep... Every time I put it to sleep it goes into sleep mode (Fans off, everything shuts down) and then starts back up a few seconds later..
I think you'll find the answer to your problem here
Sleep constantly resumes
Almost certainly down to the network adaptor settings.
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21 May 2009   #16

Windows 7
Same Issue

Hi I have exactly the same issue. I think it is an issue with the Asus motherboard, maybe an ACPI driver.
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21 May 2009   #17


It's your computer's way of coping with the experience that is windows 7, it needs a minute to realize what just happened to it before shutting down.
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21 May 2009   #18


^^ ... no

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tp5harp View Post
Hi I have exactly the same issue. I think it is an issue with the Asus motherboard, maybe an ACPI driver.
That is very possible. I have an Asus P5B-E mobo. Im still having the problem. Luckily the random memory dumps I used to get have stopped. Pretty much I would get them whenever I was trying to use old/previous files in 7 (small things like transferring saved bookmarks over).
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21 May 2009   #19

Windows 7
Where do we report this

Where do we report this. I thought in Windows 7 there would be a report a bug option. I have looked on a couple of forums and a few people have this issue.
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21 May 2009   #20
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Open Task Manager and see what's running in "Processes" before you try to shut down your machine. It could be Internet Explorer, your Antivirus, or some other process that's unwilling to let it shut down at the moment.

*** This is just an investigation on your part.
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