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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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What is wrong with this Windows shutdown command?

I am using Windows 7 and XP. I want to run a script to run this command: shutdown /p /f /t 120 On Windows 7, it shows that an error occurred, but I think I am using it correctly.
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Why does single user Windows XP machine say “Other users are logged in” at shutdown?

My mother runs Windows XP on her computer. Apparently randomly, on shutdown the machine will report that other users are logged on and proceeding may cause them to lose data. As a non-expert, this ...
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1answer
79 views

Can Googleupdate.exe cause delays when shutting down in Windows?

I have a computer running Windows XP which hangs in "windows is shutting down" for around two minutes. After running the Event Viewer, I've discovered that during this time, an error is recorded as a ...
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1answer
263 views

Automatically shut down Windows XP after completed MS Backup

A computer in the office is running daily backups (as scheduled task) with the Windows XP built in backup software. The backups are slowing down the computer too much, so we want the backup to run ...
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1answer
90 views

If a modern CPU runs DOS OK, is the apparent thermal shutdown in Win XP real?

I have an oldish laptop which is shutting down due to an apparent thermal overload. I want to determine if the overload is real or somehow imagined. Usually the shutdown occurs just as I logon to Win ...
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165 views

Something runs shutdown.exe at Windows XP startup

On a Windows XP system something executes shutdown.exe at Windows XP startup. It is really annoying but I can't prevent it. I started the system in safe mode, and tried to find the responsible service ...
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0answers
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Shut down a Windows XP by knowing the administrator account, in local network [duplicate]

So I turned on an old Windows XP computer, with its power cable and its network cable. No monitor, no mouse, no keyboard. I took some things from it remotely (\\computername\C$) from my other ...
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1answer
270 views

scheduled task shutdown on XP

I'm attempting to use a scheduled task to shut down my win XP PC. I get the error: Task Scheduler Error 0x80070005: Access is denied. I'm logged in with administrative privileges but am unsure why the ...
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detecting if a Windows shutdown command has been issued

Is it possible to detect if the shutdown command has been issued (through the start menu by the user, or any other program running on the computer or having remote access to the computer), then cancel ...
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226 views

Run shutdown script as Administrator on Windows XP

I've written a script using Ninite Pro to update the installed Applications on the Windows XP pro Client. Unfortunately it has no administrator privileges, is there a way to run a shutdown script as ...
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128 views

Track what is requesting a shutdown event

We have a workstation at work that is on a domain. Every night at the same time it is shutting down by itself. We have stepped through the normal list of items that might request a shutdown and have ...
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1answer
368 views

Shutdown whole network computers [closed]

Imagine you have network with about 70 computers which work with none-administrator users. What I need is to shutdown whole network or group of computers at once from one computer. I actually found ...
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2answers
718 views

Remote machine running XP won't shutdown, which processes should I kill and in what order?

Unable to restart or shutdown remote Windows XP using psshutdown or psexec/shutdown. I tried shutdown -s -t 0, but this failed. Pulling the power isn't an option as no one at machine to do this. I'm ...
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1answer
290 views

Windows XP stay logged in

Is there a way to make Windows XP stay logged in even after the user logs off? Right now the PCs log in at start up and we're using WinOFF to shut down the computer after X minutes of inactivity. The ...
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0answers
31 views

How to reduce Windows shutdown time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it sometimes take a long time for windows to shutdown? A windows XP SP3 boots fast but take quite a time to shudown How to reduce it, I wonder? PS Recently ...
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6answers
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How do I remove the logoff option from the Windows XP shutdown dialog?

I have a handful of Windows XP workstations available for public use. They are configured to autologin at startup. However, for some reason when some users finish using the workstation, they have the ...
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1answer
424 views

What can cause XP to shutdown the moment you log in?

Investigating a possible data theft: I always switch off my PC before leaving office. This morning I found the switches on and the PC on too. The screen was locked, so when I logged in with my ...
0
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1answer
511 views

WinXP: Disable automatic power-off after instruction to shutdown?

I am having some problems with my system that I assume may be caused by too early power-off when shutting down the system (HDD may not have the time required to write all data before power is gone). ...
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1answer
250 views

How to retrieve the list of computer shutdown timing for Windows OS?

Is it possible to retrieve the list of shutdown timing (regardless if it is shut down by the computer or by the user) for a Windows OS XP and up via command prompt or software or anything? For ...
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0answers
796 views

Computer shutting down during boot when starting to load windows [closed]

Lately my PC has been shutting down during boot, most recently it has started doing it randomly during use as well. It will normally power off after the Bios screen when the Windows loading screen ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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Clear the TEMP folder on shutdown

I am following some instructions in More Ways To Speed Up Windows XP to help speed up my computer. One of those was to delete the temp folder on shutdown. Yet after I shutdown and then boot up, the ...
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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 = ...
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1answer
718 views

Very long delay just waiting for “verify shutdown prompt”

My Windows XP SP3 machine recently started having this problem after I did a virus scan and cleaned up some viruses. I click Start > Shutdown. There is a full three minute delay. Finally, I get the ...
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1answer
1k views

Why does Windows XP freeze sometimes when shutting down?

When shutting my PC down, by going to Start->Turn Off Computer, then clicking Turn Off, I am taken to a "Windows is shutting down screen...". However, I often find that my PC "freezes" at this time ...
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2answers
807 views

How to completely disable windows shutdown or restart in XP

I have seen that quite a number of times that my windows gets restarted automatically. I don't know the reason. Is there any way that i can completely disable windows shutdown or restart so that no ...
2
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1answer
153 views

How does XP Windows Updater work during shutdown?

On XP when Windows updates are ready to install, they run in a special UI during the shutdown process after all users have logged-out. How is this achieved? Does the CSRSS or other windows ...
2
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1answer
728 views

Windows won't shut down because it's waiting for Windows Explorer, which is not responding

I've seen this on every Windows PC I've owned in the last 6 or 7 years (that's about 5 or 6 PCs). I've seen it on Windows XP mostly, but also occasionally on our Windows 7 PC. Symptom is that you go ...
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1answer
498 views

Windows XP never quits VMWare Fusion, how to shut it down?

One Windows XP VM keeps looping the following 2 screens: Even I force-quit VMWare, next time VMWare restarts, it's the same screen. How can I shutdown the XP inside?
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2answers
459 views

Windows XP: Slow Shutdown

One of our machines on the network is very slow to shutdown at the end of the day. It is Windows XP. The user also notices a whirring/buzzing sound coming from the PC. The hard drive is not ...
2
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1answer
7k views

How can I troubleshoot a computer that won't shutdown?

One of my parents work computers running Windows XP won't shutdown properly. The computer is shutdown normally through the Start menu, but hangs on a system message. This problem occurs at every ...
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3answers
881 views

Proper application shutdown before windows xp auto shutdown

I frequently leave the computer on playing a movie or downloading a file while I go to bed. I do use the 'shutdown computer when finished' feature of KMPlayer or getright or uTorrent or whatever ...
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2answers
44 views

Application got shut down in WinXP if I close the 2nd window of that application

I'm using WinXP and here is my question: I run an application, such as Chrome, there would be one app in the task bar, and it's fine. Suppose a new window of Chrome opened(so there would be 2 window ...
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4answers
304 views

What's an easy way to shut down a computer that I'm connected to via RDP

I have a secondary machine on my local network that I usually use via RDP. Most of the time, it's on 24/7, but there are times when I may want to shut it down from the RDP client machine. The ...
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0answers
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MediaContextNotificatioNWindow Error Occurs When Trying to Shutdown Windows XP

I am working with a Windows XP laptop that whenever it is shutdown will display a warning that the "MediaContextNotificationWindow" is attempting to close, eventually requiring you to force it to ...
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4answers
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Computer beeps once then shuts off

I have an XP machine. When you push the power button, it beeps, seems to boot up for anywhere from 1-5 seconds, then shuts off. Here's the curve ball: It randomly starts up correctly! Whenever I ...
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1answer
518 views

Logs for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003?

Where can I find the last time the system was properly or improperly shutdown through the logs of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003?
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What would cause a PC to shut down while still supplying power to certain components?

This is an HP Pavilion 533w running Windows XP. According to the owner, it's been working fine since 2002 (yeah, it's pretty old, but I'd like to fix it if I can). Then, just recently, it started ...
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3answers
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How to Configure WinXP PC to Discard Changes on Shutdown?

We use WinXP for developing. Install product, test, done. Install product again ... does this install work because features from the last are still there??? Who knows? Format drive, install fresh ...
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3answers
279 views

Rebuilt Windows XP box periodically shuts down instantly: any ideas why?

Me again. About a month ago I repaved the family PC. If there were a decent iTunes clone for Ubuntu, I would have gone with it, but we're stuck with this, and I'd prefer not to go the hackintosh ...
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1answer
154 views

interesting xp pro power down/shut down issue

I'm having an interesting problem with XP Pro shutting down. it seems to get stuck with just the deskop background color (not the wallpaper) showing and the mouse still works. any ideas? none of ...
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2answers
325 views

How to automatically logon without losing the classic shutdown menu?

I recently followed these steps to get the classic shutdown menu in windows XP: Now my system, which normally doesn't require a password, prompts me for a password when I try to login. Is there a ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How can I disable Windows XP shutdown while still allowing log out/restart?

I want to disable the "shut down" option on a Windows XP machine whose case and power button is not easily accessible. Users must still be able to restart and logout, but not shut down. Is this ...
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1answer
67 views

Verbal windows shutdown/startup

The question is for both windows xp and server 2003. Especially the latter takes ages to shutdown and startup and doesn't give information on what it's actually doing. Is there a way to get it to be ...
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4answers
682 views

Windows fails to restart on reboot

We have many machines running windows xp embedded. The machines are configured to reboot if any problems should occur. But our problem now is that in some cases the machines seems to shut down, but ...
2
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3answers
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Windows XP SP3 will not go into standby when Magic Jack is running

When I select Start->Turn off computer->Standby the 'turn off computer' option window closes, and then nothing else happens. I can start new applications, and Windows acts like I never selected ...
2
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2answers
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Defrag during/“after” shutdown?

I use PageDefrag to keep my page-file healthy, and have it set to run at every boot with a 1sec timeout. I think it would be really handy to be able to defrag the rest of my machine every-time I tell ...
2
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2answers
817 views

Can I unplug the power from a computer in standby mode?

I shutdown my PC by "standby mode" button instead "poweroff" button at windows xp. Thus all the coolers are disabled. Then I unplug and plug PC and turn on it. (The standby mode is broken) This ...
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1answer
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What is proxy_desktop?

When shutting down my computer running Windows XP Professional SP3, it sometimes gets stuck with a message window saying that Proxy_Desktop wasn't closing and if was it ok to kill it. If I would kill ...