When I go to reboot my laptop (one that I access remotely often), a lot of the time it will hang and a process will completely prevent it from shutting down or rebooting. Is there any registry hack or anything that I can throw on my Windows 7 system that will force those programs to close?
You can create a command script like this..
shutdown -f -s -t 0
And save this script on desktop with the name of
shutdown.cmd. And this will shutdown your PC immediate.
And if you are using it remotely then you can try the command
Shutdown -f -s -m \\ComputerName
Or you can set the time to shutdown your remote PC too...
Shutdown -f -s -m -t 0 \\ComputerName
-r to restart the PC.
Registry setting to auto-end tasks at shutdown: Type
regedit in run command and navigate to following path
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop > create string key called AutoEndTasks > set value to 1
WARNING: this will always shut down Windows, even if an application is open with unsaved changes.
What worked for me to avoid pop-up with buttons
Force shut down or
- Set registry keys:
AllowBlockingAppsAtShutdownwith dword value:
WaitToKillServiceTimeoutwith string value:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktopadd key:
AutoEndTaskswith string value:
It may be however dangerous not to give enough time for services or applications to shut down gracefully.
Here the following is also proposed:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management, key name:
ClearPageFileAtShutdown, dword value:
1. It is not needed for my Windows 7 to be shut down without any popups and furthermore, setting that key may result in very long shut downs.
If that does not work, try also:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop with key name
WaitToKillAppTimeout and string value: