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#1 devilus

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:42 AM

My son has shutdown problems on his Windows 8 laptop. This occurs occassionally and the laptop won't shut down. I'll try to solve this problem by disabling the fast startup mode in power options when I meet him.

 

I read, doing that would also disable some other features at startup like accessing BIOS, starting in Safe Mode etc.. Is that true?

 

https://ccm.net/faq/31793-windows-8-1-how-to-disable-fast-startup-mode


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:02 AM

In the meantime, he could try 

 

type cmd into search, right click, run as admin

 

type into the command prompt

 

shutdown /s /f

 

press enter

 

/s         Shutdown the computer.
 
 
/f         Force running applications to close without forewarning users.

Edited by RokTV, 16 April 2018 - 02:05 AM.


#3 devilus

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:10 AM

Thanks RokTV. I'll let him know about this alternate option.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:29 AM

Sorry, I think i misunderstood the article in the link above. Mentioned features aren't accessible if fast startup mode is enabled. Right?

 

(I don't have enough experience with these new computers/MB's having fast boot feature.)


Edited by devilus, 16 April 2018 - 02:33 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:31 AM

Here is a great method to restart your pc quickly, by using a custom made shortcut:

1. Create a shortcut (Right-click on desktop, select New > Shortcut).
2. For location, type the following: shutdown -r -t 0

3. Click Next, enter a name for the shortcut, (I used “Reboot”) and click Finish. When you click your Restart shortcut, Windows will reboot almost instantly.
Some more info:
The -r switch tells to reboot.
If you’d like the shortcut to shut off your PC instead, change it to -s.  shutdown -s -t 0


To simply log off, just change it to -l.
The -t 0 sets the timeout, in seconds, so increase this value if you find the need for it.


Edited by bigjohn, 24 April 2018 - 01:32 AM.





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