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Windows 8 won't shut down.

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
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    also you are missing the forward slash in the command , 'sfc scannow' should be 'sfc /scannow'
    ... It still says the same thing.
    ok, did you put a space between , sfc and /scannow
    I did, it still says the same thing.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Yes, check out the tutorial instructions for sfc /scannow. Try option 2. Are you logged in as an administrator?
    How do you know if you are an administrator?
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  3. #13


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    Wait, I am the administrator, I checked. But I don't understand why the command prompt is telling me I am not the administrator ...
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  4. #14


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Faina View Post
    Wait, I am the administrator, I checked. But I don't understand why the command prompt is telling me I am not the administrator ...
    just to make sure you are using admin cmd ,right click on the start icon lower left and choose command prompt [admin ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Yes, check out the tutorial instructions for sfc /scannow. Try option 2. Are you logged in as an administrator?
    Also, I'd like to say, that for the 'sfc /scannow' instructions. One of the first parts it says to type in 'diskpart'. I am having trouble here, because the information doesn't show up. I've been waiting for about almost 30 minutes.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Faina View Post
    Wait, I am the administrator, I checked. But I don't understand why the command prompt is telling me I am not the administrator ...
    just to make sure you are using admin cmd ,right click on the start icon lower left and choose command prompt [admin ]
    I've clicked it many times and strangely nothing pops up.
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  7. #17


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Faina View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Faina View Post
    Wait, I am the administrator, I checked. But I don't understand why the command prompt is telling me I am not the administrator ...
    just to make sure you are using admin cmd ,right click on the start icon lower left and choose command prompt [admin ]
    I've clicked it many times and strangely nothing pops up.
    really ,sound like you have some serious issues ,iam not sure if you should try a win8 refresh and also not sure of the consequences of doing it ,you might want to check it out first .
    Refresh Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Faina View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post

    just to make sure you are using admin cmd ,right click on the start icon lower left and choose command prompt [admin ]
    I've clicked it many times and strangely nothing pops up.

    really ,sound like you have some serious issues ,iam not sure if you should try a win8 refresh and also not sure of the consequences of doing it ,you might want to check it out first .
    Refresh Windows 8
    Hm, okay. I was also reading around and it says that the I can also find out if somethings wrong with my computer by checking 'events log'. The only thing that I understand in the events log is that it's been having trouble shutting off, and some server connections, but other than that I don't know if I should be looking for something else ..
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Faina View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Yes, check out the tutorial instructions for sfc /scannow. Try option 2. Are you logged in as an administrator?
    Also, I'd like to say, that for the 'sfc /scannow' instructions. One of the first parts it says to type in 'diskpart'. I am having trouble here, because the information doesn't show up. I've been waiting for about almost 30 minutes.
    diskpart is only if you are doing from bootup ,and not with in win8 like you are doing
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Faina View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Yes, check out the tutorial instructions for sfc /scannow. Try option 2. Are you logged in as an administrator?
    Also, I'd like to say, that for the 'sfc /scannow' instructions. One of the first parts it says to type in 'diskpart'. I am having trouble here, because the information doesn't show up. I've been waiting for about almost 30 minutes.
    diskpart is only if you are doing from bootup ,and not with in win8 like you are doing
    Okay.

    And refreshing worked! Thanks
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