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Windows Vista shutting down while configuring updates

Im currently working on a PC (running Windows Vista) that keeps shutting down while configuring 3/3 updates after logon (Configuring 3/3 updates, 0%.), but then after a couple of seconds, the computer ...
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409 views

Windows Vista randomly shuts down

I am running Windows Vista on a Dell Inspiron laptop. During the last weeks I've noticed random shut downs. Without a warning the laptop just shuts off. It got more extreme the last days were it will ...
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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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392 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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2answers
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How can I install updates and shut down from the command line?

I know that there is a simple way to shutdown the computer in command prompt, but is it possible to do system updates and then shutdown the computer in command prompt? For example, when Vista needs ...
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What's the difference between “shutting down the computer” vs “shutting down the hard disk”?

I was wondering: What's the difference between shutting down the computer and shutting down the hard disk? Aren't they the same thing? That is: I can't use the computer if the hard disk is shut ...
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Making Vista shutdown less impatient

On shutting down or restarting Windows Vista, it brings up the list of programs that are still running, and gives you the option of hard killing them immediately (thus potentially destroying data) or ...
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0answers
268 views

PC shuts down automatically while playing videos

I'm using a Windows Vista PC. Whenever I play videos for more than 15 mins, my PC will automatically shut down. What could the problem be? Any ideas how to stop it shutting down?
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2answers
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Vista stuck at “Shutting down…” screen. Any way to get verbose logging?

My home machine has been running fine for about 3 years, no problems at all. Within the last couple of weeks it's had real trouble trying to shut down. It'll get so far and then just sit there at the ...
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4answers
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How can I find out which service is keeping Vista from restarting?

Running Vista on my Toshiba laptop for several years now. Recently, I noticed it will not restart - I have to power cycle it. I have enabled Verbose Status messages, so I know it's stuck at "Stopping ...
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Why does my CPU fan stop spinning after Windows Vista starts?

It is such a strange behaviour on my Acer Aspire 5720 system running Windows Vista Italian version. I have been using my laptop for a year and recently it often shuts down immediately without ...
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2answers
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How to get my HP computer to power off after shutting down Windows?

My HP d330 does not properly power down. After Vista shows the "Shutting down" message the screen goes black, but both HDD and power lights remain on. However, the keyboard LEDs don't work anymore ...
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Free auto shutdown for Windows Vista?

Is there any tool (free and virus free) that does an auto shutdown (force) for Windows Vista? I'm looking to play some songs while I go to sleep and after some time will need the system to shut down ...
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Why does it sometimes take a long time for windows to shutdown?

I'm not sure if this is a programming question exactly, but it does affect my work quite a bit. I have a project I'm working on where a program has to perform certain tasks on startup. The project ...