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Stopping a "Force Restart"


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#1 derek.ellis

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:37 PM

Sometimes when i shut down or reboot my system, i get a message that wants me to select a program (or multiple programs) and click "Force Restart".
Sometimes it hangs for several minutes, or does not even completely shut down at all.

How can i prevent this from happening? When i restart my system, i want it to shut down and reboot with no delays.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:55 AM

Do you know what program it is? If there is one particular program not shutting down properly that may be an issue. Otherwise, you can do this:

Here are some steps you can take to try to speed up Windows Shutdown. Before editing the registry, be sure to either create an image of your system partition or backup the registry. If you don't know how, please ask.

1) Start - Run - Regedit
Navigate to the following Registry key:
HKEY CURRENT USER\Control Panel\Desktop
Double click on the AutoEndTasks entry and replace the 0 with a 1 in the Value data text box

For the next two, if the dword value indicated does not exist, create it:

Double click on the WaitToKillAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 2000

Double click on the HungAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 1000

Reboot

2) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
Right-click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and change it to 2000

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:44 AM

As Allan posted, this will involve editing the registry. If mistakes are made during this process you can damage the registry which can result in not being able to operate your computer. For this reason he has suggested that you either create an image or back up the registry before proceeding with the edit. ERUNT is a freeware program that works well for this purpose.

Backup Your Registry with ERUNT
  • Please use the following link and scroll down to ERUNT and download it.
    http://aumha.org/freeware/freeware.php
  • For version with the Installer:
    Use the setup program to install ERUNT on your computer
  • For the zipped version:
    Unzip all the files into a folder of your choice.
Click Erunt.exe to backup your registry to the folder of your choice.

Note: to restore your registry, go to the folder and start ERUNT.exe

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#4 derek.ellis

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:45 PM

The things that have caused this to happen-

Windows Update
Microsoft Outlook 2007


Sometimes nothing is listed at all

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 05:54 AM

Outlook takes a moment or so to shut down. Windows Update? If that's frequent then it's odd.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 12:39 AM

How would i find out what the progam is if nothing is listed?

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:40 AM

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Then shut down. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.




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