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winlogon.exe error at shutdown


#1
After installation of Windows 8 RP I was showing the "winlogon.exe-no disk in drive" error when shutting down. I had to manually hold down power button on computer to get it to shut down.
If anyone else is showing this problem here is the fix:

1) From the Metro "Start" page type "Shutdown Settings"
2) Click the "Settings" Icon on the right of the screen.
3) Click "Change what the power buttons do" on the left of the screen.
4) Click "Change settings that are not currently available"
5) Scroll to bottom of Dialog box.
6) Uncheck the box titled "Turn on fast startup (recommended)."
7) Click "Save Changes" button.
8) Exit Power Options Dialog box.

My source is answers.microsoft.com
The full url for this thread is here:

Shows winlogon.exe no disk error on shutdown. How do I remove the - Microsoft Answers

This fixed my problem completely.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home build, Case is Corsair Carbide Spec 02
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320 8 core CPU
    Motherboard
    ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
    Memory
    Team Group Zeus overclockable 16Gb, 4x4Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon R9 280X x2
    Sound Card
    Several audio adapters
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ 27" x2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x 1080P
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Evo 500Gb,
    WD 1Tb 7200 rpm internal HDD,
    WD My Book Essential 1Tb 7200 external backup drive USB 3.0,
    Pioneer Electronics Blu Ray Combo Drive.
    PSU
    EVGA 850W B2 Modular
    Case
    Corsair Carbide Spec 02
    Cooling
    Stock AMD downblowing heatsink and fan
    Keyboard
    Steelseries mechanical cherry red keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX518
    Internet Speed
    Comcast Xfinity 100- 150Mps
    Browser
    IE 11, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton Security Suite
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#2
Doesn't work. It won't let me Open Shutdown Settings....all it does is show a blinking window for a milisecond. Thats all it does. Nothing opens at all.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8: RP
    Memory
    6gb

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#3
Sorry Jeht - you are typing "shutdown settings" and then pressing <enter>, not clicking on the "settings" option on the right side of the screen, and following from there.

Another way is to type "Power", then select "Settings", and follow the first post above from item 3.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1
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53
#4
Settings Option??? And when I type power...all I see is power save stuff. Which you never explained. You didn't say anything about "power save options"
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8: RP
    Memory
    6gb

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