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Quick Shut down program!

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#1 cap2587


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:50 AM

I have a Desktop running windows Vista and the log off/shutdown process takes forever. I tried using a program called quick shutdown. it works incredibly good and shuts the computer off in 3 seconds. Is there anything negative that could happen by using this program or the PC turning off so quick. So Far I have been using it for a few days and everything seems okay. Appreciate your feedback.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:25 AM

Thanks for the heads-up on this program, I've never heard of it :huh:

Since it has been praised by TopShareware and Softpile, I think it is completely safe.

Edited by o_rly, 04 April 2009 - 12:25 AM.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:46 AM

Let me advise you here that even if it seems safe, it is not.

DATA is stored permanently on to a hard drive. When Shut down initializes, (after you go to Start>Shut Down), it tells each program to quit. The programs quit if they are responding to the system and are ready to end. If a program says hold on, then the OS must hold on until the data is written in to storage. It could take a few seconds to finish itself -- delaying shutdown. Essentially, doing a quick shutdown, like one or two seconds, is similar to improper shutdown or force shutdown. Force shutdown can damage Windows components, and through time, render the OS unbootable.

edit: Also, speeding up the normal shutdown cycle can give your computer a sense of disk damage, and may enable Automatic CHKDSK at every boot up!

Edited by Jay-P VIP, 04 April 2009 - 12:47 AM.

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