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Windows 8 cannot shut down, hibernate or sleep. It can only restart

Hoping to get lucky as i've tried to fix this problem for months. I was using my PC to fix the BCD of another. I accidentally altered my own boot records which got me in a bit of strife. After many ...
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2answers
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Windows 8 doesn't shut down

I have Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and everything worked fine for 2 months, but now suddenly my PC doesn't want to shut down. I've tried restart, but nothing happens. When I log off and try to restart/shut ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium always claims it was not shut down properly

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and no matter if I shut down my computer or put it to sleep (the proper way using the start button or just by shutting the lid), every time when starting back up there ...
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4answers
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Difference between shutting down and turning on vs. restart in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, is there a difference between: Shutting down my computer (inside W8) and then instantly turn it back on again vs. Restarting it from inside Windows 8 Edit: Talking about normal Windows ...
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2answers
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Fans still running after shutdown after upgrade to Windows 8

I'm running into a really annoying issue after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8. I first noticed it during the initial (clean) install; when the installer tried to reboot, my machine (an acer ...
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0answers
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Shutting down a Windows 7 machine sometimes restarts it instead

The machine in question is running Windows 7 (64 Bit) on a Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM with all Windows Updates applied. Not that the specs should make a difference. Shutting down this machine from the ...
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1answer
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How can I show a confirmation if a Shutdown/Restart command was not issued from an actual user?

Is there a way to have a confirmation dialog whenever a shutdown or restart command is not issued by the physical person sitting behind the keyboard? In other words, whenever a shutdown or restart is ...
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1answer
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Would I notice any difference from restart Windows via cmd and restart via Windows GUI?

I remote desktop my server computer a lot and I often use cmd to restart or shutdown the computer when it's needed. When in remote desktop you aren't allowed the option to restart unless you press Alt ...
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1answer
365 views

Remotely shutting down Windows 7 causes restart using RDC

I connect to a desktop machine on my LAN using RDC and use shutdown.exe -f to force a shutdown. For some reason, the machine almost always restarts instead. I have also tried shutdown.exe - s but with ...
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2answers
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Restart without shutdown on Windows

Is there a way to restart without shutting down first on Windows? On Linux this is possible using kexec and serves to minimize downtime. What happens is that one does not pass through the bootloader ...
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379 views

Prevent Windows Vista from restarting/shutting down, ever

I have running a desktop computer as a server ATM for personal reasons. I don't have physical access to the computer, I can only access it through Teamviewer. The computer is multiboot, with the ...
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1answer
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How does the computer turn itself on when told to 'restart'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does a computer restart itself? if we want to on our PC we press on switch then computer is start.. if we want to shutdown our PC we give commond for switchoff . ...
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2answers
167 views

Remotely shutting down the system (restarting) and instant booting

Is there a way to perform a sort of "hard reset" on a remote system (running linux)? The issue i'm facing is related to one of the hard drives dying during I/O and becoming inaccessible - after ...
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1answer
95 views

How can I make Debian restart to GRUB?

I just installed Debian and wanted to change it so when I hit Restart on the Shut Down dialog in GNOME that it restarts the computer, instead of just restarting the kernel.
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1answer
598 views

Computer automatically shuts down after a period of idling

My computer running Windows 7 suddenly starts behaving very strangely. If I leave it idled for a while, it automatically logs off and restarts. After that, it may or may not restart successfully. What ...
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4answers
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Make Windows 7 shutdown/restart more graceful

After a few days it inevitably comes round that I need to restart my machine. (Gut feeling that things would be better after a reboot or just plain old Windows update). There's a screen that pops up ...
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3answers
5k views

Restart a windows computer without shutdown.exe

Is it possible, using only the command prompt, to restart a computer without shutdown.exe?
2
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2answers
640 views

Difference between Turning off a computer and Restarting it?

What is the difference between restarting the computer and turning it off and powering it on again?
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3answers
474 views

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Possible Duplicates: how does reboot work ? WinXP: Difference between Log Off and Restart Is there any difference in the way restart and shutdown + start are handled by a machine? If it ...
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6answers
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How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7?

Sometimes when my Win 7 machine has programs that crashed, maybe Firefox, or IE, I would like to shut down the computer without installing any Windows update. That's because I worry that if IE or ...