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Windows 8 shutdown screen problem

  1. #1


    Cavite, Philippines
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    Windows 8 shutdown screen problem


    Hi! This is my first post so please bear with my question

    I have a big problem with my laptop. It is running on windows 8.1. The 'shutting down' and 'shut down anyway' screens somewhat turned like windows 2000 shutdown style.

    It has windows that have 'end now' and 'cancel' options. I don't know what I did. It just happened one time i shut down my laptop. Can it be a registry problem? Or if not, is there any way I can revert it back to the default shutting down screen? Advance thanks.

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It sounds like your getting the screen saying a program or App has not shutdown. It should list the offending program. One option is to do a system restore back to a date before the issue happened.
    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
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    There are 3 registry tweaks: HungAppTimeout, AutoEndTasks and WaitToKillAppTimeout
    If you wish, you can use the attachement below to speed up shutdown time. Unzip and double click on the reg file to merge.
    Windows 8 shutdown screen problem Attached Files
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  4. #4


    Cavite, Philippines
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It sounds like your getting the screen saying a program or App has not shutdown. It should list the offending program. One option is to do a system restore back to a date before the issue happened.
    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
    Thanks for this but I put only limited space for my System restore. The time when the issue occurred, I haven't used system restore. It also happened a long time ago.
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  5. #5


    Cavite, Philippines
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    Actually, this is my problem.
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Look for an updated version of that program, reinstall it, or uninstall it. If all it does is manage your wireless connections, you can ditch completely and let Windows do that natively.
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  7. #7


    Cavite, Philippines
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    No. The window is my problem, not the software. Yes, my system shuts down.

    There should be a list of apps waiting to be shut down, right? But instead it looks like that. windows 2000 style. You're going to end everything one by one.
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  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The one time I had a similar issue it was due to Logitech's Setpoint software. Uninstalling that software and then eventually replacing it with a newer version fixed the issue.
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  9. #9


    Cavite, Philippines
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    So do I need to update my software as well?
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  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I would give it a try. When I had my Setpoint issue, the shutdown screen listing the offending program was blank, like it is for you. It was trial and error for me to sort out what was doing it.
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