Shutdown Help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mr Dead, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    I am having probs with my desktop shutdown shortcut it just causes the computer to shutdown to the "now safe to turn off computer screen". If I go to start, turnoff computer then shutdown it shuts down completely. The shortcut was working before I formatted then reinstalled windows. Any ideas?

    the shortcut I am using is -

    %windir%\System32\tsshutdn.exe 0 /delay 0

    Any other variation I could use?
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    Right - if you use that shortcut to shut down you have to power down manually. See if this one works any better (someone else posted it here a few weeks back and it seems to work for some people):
    %windir%\System32\tsshutdn.exe 0 /delay 0
  3. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    try to do this first
    Originally posted by DRX.............

    1. Goto /Start/Control Panel/Performance and Maintenance/System.

    2. Select the Hardware tab and then select Device Manager.

    3. Under the 'View' menu select Show Hidden Devices. Double click NT/Apm/Legacy Interface
    Node and enable device. De-select show hidden devices again and re-boot.

    Now your PC will shutdown automatically just like good old Windows 98.

    Hope this helps...................

    then use your shortcut and see if it works....should used to be my prob.
  4. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    Am I going crazy or is that the same shortcut as I am using above?
  5. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    Ive tried that device manager suggestion and I cant see the nt/legacy option even if I select view hiden!!!
  6. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    im not at my pc im at work using win2k so bear with me....i belive it is under the network adapters then nt\legacy look there
  7. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    and this is from another thread thanks to

    here's what your looking for

    down.exe -r -t 0

    tdown.exe -s -t 0

    device manager on desktop shortcut;%windir%\system32\mmc
    .exe c:\windows\system32\devmgmt.msc

    system restore on desktop shortcut; %SystemRoot%\System32\restore\

    windows update on desktop shortcut;%SystemRoot%\system32
  8. allan

    allan Guest

    You're right - I posted the same shortcut:( sorry.

    The NT/APM legacy fix should be done, but it may not solve this problem. Some people can get a power down with this shortcut and some can't. Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason. Again - sorry for the above error.
  9. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    Still not having any luck. All was well before I had to format and reinstall now my shutdown shortcut will only take me to the "now safe to turn off computer" screen even though the shortcut is exactly the same cause I just copied it over to another partition while formatting. Ive checked for the Nt/Legacy option in device manager but cant see it even if enable show hiden devices. However if I shut down the pc the normal way all is ok, shuts down completely.