Cannot shut down Windows from Shutdown button


PeterL

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After months of trying I still cannot shut down windows from the shut down button, I have to use the power off button for 4 seconds, I have disabled fast startup have not tried in Safe Mode because I have great difficulty in getting out of Safe Mode
 
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After months of trying I still cannot shut down windows from the shut down button, I have to use the power off button for 4 seconds, I have disabled fast startup have not tried in Safe Mode because I have great difficulty in getting out of Safe Mode
The website listed below has some suggestions that may provide a solution.

 

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The Shadow 2023

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If it were a real button, I'd have to say that it's broke, but of course, it is not.
But since back around Win-98 I've used a Quick Shutdown shortcut Icon on my desktop or quick launch tool bar. (taskbar)
The syntax for the Quick Shutdown has changed a little over the years, but it's not changed since Win-8.1.
Here's the syntax for the Shortcut I use to shut down my computer(s).
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 1

There are three spaces in that line, but they should be apparent, and necessary.
Make a desktop shortcut with that command line, and see if that won't shut down your computer for you.
Good Luck,
Shadow :cool:
 

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I knew I had this someplace, but I really had to LOOK for it.
This little registry script can shorten shutdown times.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Shorten shutdown time. Time is in milliseconds.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="1000"


You can put that into a Registry Script file, or just do it manually, in "Regedit" .
That little .reg script is just one of many that I run when first setting up any version of Windows.
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