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#1 jtphenom

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:50 AM

My computer has now failed four times to power down when I told it to. I do know how to get around this problem, but I'm just wondering if this is anything I should worry about. Apparently Microsoft has no KBAs on this problem.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:28 AM

Look in the Control Panel under Power Options, click on the Advanced tab. Under Power buttons there is an option for When I press the power button..., make sure it is set to turn off the computer.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:43 AM

A corrupt driver (especially video) can also cause this problem or a program running in the backround is failing to close
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:43 PM

Look in the Control Panel under Power Options, click on the Advanced tab. Under Power buttons there is an option for When I press the power button..., make sure it is set to turn off the computer.

Oh the button works. It just doesn't work when I click Start, Shut down, Shut down.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:46 PM

A corrupt driver (especially video) can also cause this problem or a program running in the backround is failing to close

1. How do I find out for sure if I have a corrupt (video) driver?

2. Should I be able to fix a corrupt driver with a driver flash?

3. I'm not getting any fail-to-close error messages. Would that also be in the Event Viewer? I couldn't find any evidence of it when I looked the last time.




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