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Unpredictable shut down behavior

  1. #11



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    Helsinki
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    i've noticed, that usually when i try to shut down my computer it will:

    1) shut down as it should (about 10% chance)

    2) show the 'shutting down' screen and returns back to the desktop (programs closed) and then when you shut it down again, it will do as 1) (75% chance)

    3) shut down (either way as above) and turn off the displays, and stay on until the computer times it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pooch View Post
    sounds normal to me
    I've found a way to fix the "chance of shut down failure" you just go to your control panel -> power management ->'select the power button action' and disable Hybrid Boot- problem solved

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  2. #12


    Appelhülsen Germany
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    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Very good except that Hybrid boot that is speeding up your PC start lol. I think you are better off living with the way WDP shuts down. The only reason you are getting problems with the shut down is because programs are still running, switch them off before you shut down ........... no problem
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  3. #13



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    actually, i think that HybridBoot does not make that much as i thought, the real thing is msconfig.exe, that helps booting.
    by disabling HB didn't make that big difference as i thought... only thing i discovered was shutdown behaivour
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8


    hello
    i'm facing the same problem,
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  5. #15


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Hello

    It seems to be driver-related: Try to install the latest chipset drivers for you motherboard from Intel. This helped me fix some bsod's some time ago.
    I's not guaranteed to work since W8 Dev Prev. it's still pre-beta. You should get the Windows 7 drivers for your intel chipset. (It should be chipset 5 => for a first generation i5 - i3 processor and higher for later versions). Get the zip version and install manually with Device Manager within Windows. Usually check all system devices (pci bridges included) and your sata/ide devices. (intel usb drivers are also included).

    Why not install the executable? Because it doesn't installs much in the first place (checked with Device Manager).

    Good luck
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  6. #16


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Here is my latest try.
    All driver are up to date. I did uninstall some program, then closing down all active running, still it shut down unexpectedly.
    I will continue to sort it out, while thinking is there something wrong with .Net framework 4.5?
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  7. #17


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    If you didn' t find any viruses and the drivers are ok, then you can try disabling .Net 4.5 (Windows components).

    My brother managed to install windows 8 on a pentium 3 with 512mb, and it had a lot of randomly blue screens but it was also usable (too slow in my opinion). But It's normal to see more blue screens than in a release version.

    I hope you'll find something out for you problem.

    Hopachi
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  8. #18


    Solo.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Have ruled out things..
    Wonder why it still occurs. The same behavior to all three of my rigs.
    The best way so far is letting it restart, then again, shut it down from login screen.
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  9. #19


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Couldn't hit "Marked as Solved"

    It still randomly "resistant" to shoot down. But I can live with that as hope is coming with the CP version.
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  10. #20



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    I have a new shut down problem, just after the update. I've noticed, that my computer does not shut down anymore. when i turn it off, it shows the screen "Shutting down" after that the screen goes off, but the computer stays on, and in 5 seconds the login screen appears...

    any ideas? what caused it? and does windows create a log what your computer does?

    EDIT: the problems began after the update, i have recently bought a new motherboard and hard disc drives from a store (from the landmill) i have a clean os and i've changed a 500Gb HDDs to two 320 GB discs that are merged with Raid 0/Stripe
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