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I Want To Disable.. 'save Changes To Untitled?'


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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:04 AM

Hi Bleepers!

Is there a way of disabling the notice that asks me... 'Save changes to untitled?' when the machine's closing down? This is a notice relating to mspaint.

I always click 'NO'.

Sometimes I set the PC to shutdown on a delay timer, but in the morning find it hasn't closed down because of these infernal notices that require me to manually click the 'NO' button.

I want to disable this blinking notice so it doesn't pop up again.

Thanks for any help.

Edited by Bone Idol, 05 July 2008 - 06:05 AM.


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#2 tswsl1989

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:41 AM

If you're using psshutdown or shutdown.exe, use the -f flag, like so
(Assuming shutdown in 5 minutes time:)

shutdown -s -f -t 300
psshutdown -kft 300

This Forces a shutdown, regardless of whether an application hangs or not. You will lose any unsaved data, but I think you know that already.

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Tom

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#3 Bone Idol

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:58 AM

I use a 'hard' shutdown setting, but it still doesn't override the notice.Posted Image

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Thanks tsw, but I have no idea what you mean. Are those downloaded software installations, or built-in capabilities of Windows XP?

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Update: I've followed up your advice, tsws - and now I find that after unzipping Shutdown.exe the resulting file refuses to open up. It flashes a black command window for an instant, and that's all.

I might have better luck with psshutdown.

Edited by Bone Idol, 05 July 2008 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2008 - 05:59 AM

shutdown.exe is a built in utility. Paste the command line shown into the Run dialog, and you'll get a timed shutdown. (Use "Shutdown -a" to abort). If it doesn't work, prepend "C:\windows\system32\" and try again. That command line works on my PCs. (WXP Home and Pro, SP2)
PSShutdown is a utility produced by Sysinternals, now part of Microsoft. It's more flexible than shutdown.exe, so it's worth reading the fine manual that comes with it. Visit http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinte...s/bb897541.aspx.

I'm not familiar with the software shown in the screenshot, but from what you've shown, the ability can be duplicated using either of these command line tools.
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