Ever since my previous problem (access denied with bootrec /fixboot, fixed) I can't shut down my computer via the software. When I try it acts like it's shutting down but then it just goes to the login screen. Instead I have to hold down the power button to do a hard shut down which is a pain.


I recently googled it and came across this article: https://www.howtogeek.com/349114/shutting-down-doesnt-fully-shut-down-windows-10-but-restarting-it-does/

It turns out all I had to do is press the shift key while clicking shutdown. Weird fix but okay.

  • Please quote the essential parts of the answer from the reference link(s), as the answer can become invalid if the linked page(s) change. – DavidPostill Jul 7 at 17:02
  • @DavidPostill ..... I did. You need to press the shift key while clicking shutdown, that's the answer. – Almenon Jul 7 at 17:06

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