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3answers
431 views

Start Windows with previously open programs

I am running Windows 7 64 bit. When I shut down my computer I have many programs open on the desktop. When I start my computer I want these programs to open automatically. I am aware of SaveMyCache, ...
0
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1answer
42 views

On start up only launch one program and shut down on exit

OS - Windows 7 Professional. I have a requirement to install software on a computer which will launch automatically on startup and shutdown the computer on exit. Both of which I can do using Windows ...
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vote
1answer
65 views

PC starts, shuts down, then continues to run

I just assembled my new desktop. This is the configuration: MB: ASUS Maximus VI Gene CPU: i7-4771 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Kingston (2x 8GB) HDD: Seagate 4TB PSU: Raidmax RX-600AF GPU: on-board graphics ...
1
vote
1answer
221 views

My computer shuts down normally with fast startup enabled but doesn't shut down at all with it disabled. Why?

I am experiencing problems with Windows 8's fast startup feature. You see, several softwares do not work properly when I use the fast startup feature to start windows. For example VLC media player ...
2
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0answers
519 views

Windows 7 fails to start after shut down

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on a 2-year old Lenovo SL510 laptop. This is the current issue: Windows fails to start after the computer shuts down. It gets to the Windows logo load screen and ...
0
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0answers
330 views

How to restart Windows 8 directly to Startup Settings menu?

I need to restart Windows 8 with no driver signature check mode. I use shutdown -o -r command, then I need click Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, then Windows Startup Setting, then Restart and ...
1
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2answers
824 views

My computer starts up everyday at the same time

My laptop keeps starting up every day at the same time, whether or not it is connected to AC power. I checked the task scheduler for any task that are set to run, but I couldn't find any. I checked ...
0
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1answer
113 views

Why are Windows 8 updates on startup? [closed]

I did a big step from Windows XP to Windows 8 recently. so maybe this question is for windows 7 too? In Windows XP, Windows installs updates at shutdowm. But in Windows 8, Windows installs updates on ...
3
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1answer
909 views

Restart and then automatically shutdown windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to instruct Windows 8 NOT to perform a fast shutdown? Windows 8 has a hybrid shutdown that has some (perhaps minor) downsides. Hybrid shutdown is faster, so I do ...
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5answers
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Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown?

Are there any downside to Windows 8 not doing a "full" shutdown? Would it be good practice to occasionally do a full shutdown to do a full system initialization at boot? If I'm already booting from ...
2
votes
1answer
668 views

Why does my powershell startup/shutdown script execute from “C:\” but not from “C:\Program Files”

I have created a powershell script I would like run at shutdown, and when I add it using gpedit.msc it executes exactly the way I would like. However, I want to move it from C:\xyz.ps1 to C:\Program ...
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vote
2answers
5k views

Startup, Shutdown, and applying computer settings?

At work, I login to my computer (XP) using domain. It takes long time at "running startup scripts", long time at "running shutdown scripts" and ages at "Applying computer settings". I checked local ...
5
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3answers
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Windows XP: is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in the system event log?

Is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in Windows XP? I mean logging these events in the system event log. For example I can hack a jscript like this // this is log_startup.js var shell = ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Optimizing system start and shutdown

It has been 6 months since I brought my desktop having Windows 7 Professional x86. Initially the system rebooted fast and also shut down fast. Now the situation is not same. When started, I see ...
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2answers
13k views

How do I log startup and shut-down times in Windows 7?

I'd like to log the times when my computer starts up and shuts down. I don't need any diagnostic info or anything, just a simple note of the date and time, e.g. something like: 2011/04/29 08:17:34 AM ...
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2answers
188 views

Graphical corruption during Linux startup and shutdown - should I be worried?

For the last month, when starting up or shutting down my laptop under Linux, I would get graphical corruption. Startup has an colour inverted, grainy rendition of what should be displayed while ...