Windows 10: How do I make my computer shut down (properly)?

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  1. Faith's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home October 2018 Update 64-bit
       04 Apr 2018 #11

    Mandroid said: View Post
    My OS is installed on a SATA. I don't have any SSD attached. Will I be on clear then???
    Hmm, I think you will see a slower boot process having it disabled on standard HDD, honestly I'm not sure on this. I always disable this feature because I'm running SSDs as primary devices and I don't want my drivers and whatnot to have issues during shutdown or startup. You can always try, right? Just enable it back on if it doesn't help.

    EDIT: Nvm. Apparently you have it disabled during command line?
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  2.    04 Apr 2018 #12

    @ FAITH ... I do have it disabled, I believe since I already ran it. The problem is that the keyboard stays on.
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  3.    04 Apr 2018 #13

    If I already ran the command and computer shuts off but my keyboard stays on. What option do I have left?
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  4.    04 Apr 2018 #14

    I'm not sure about options, Mandroid, but I'll follow along as I saw this happen on my Dell work laptop before heading from home to work this morning. A real PITA - I mashed the power button - obviously NOT best practice.
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  5.    04 Apr 2018 #15

    @ Word Man I agree... that wouldn't be the best solution. Thanks for your help anyway!
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  6. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 insider preview (skip ahead settings)
       05 Apr 2018 #16

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Open a cmd window by right-clicking cmd.exe and selecting "Run as administrator." In that Administrative Command prompt enter the following command:
    Code:
    shutdown /s /f /t 0
    This will immediately and irrevocably shut down your PC. Thus, you'll want to close all open programs, and save any work you wish to retain, before you do this. Also, you'll have to hit the power button to turn it back on.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    I would put that command line in a simple text and rename it to shutdow.bat create a shortcut to run as admin, and put it on the desktop, somewhere in a corner to be ready to find. A simple double click on it to shutdown.

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  7.    05 Apr 2018 #17

    Mandroid said: View Post
    @ FAITH ... I do have it disabled, I believe since I already ran it. The problem is that the keyboard stays on.
    So the computer shuts off but your keyboard stays lit/on?

    This isn't a problem of the OS, but settings in your BIOS to provide power to the USB port(s) even if the computer is shut down. Your manual should explain that setting.

    If this is your only "issue" then it should be an easy one to solve. I keep every tower in my house on a power strip/surge protector. After powering down the tower, I shut the power strip off, too.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       05 Apr 2018 #18

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    So the computer shuts off but your keyboard stays lit/on?

    This isn't a problem of the OS, but settings in your BIOS to provide power to the USB port(s) even if the computer is shut down. Your manual should explain that setting.
    This is deliberate so you can charge devices while the PC is turned off. How you control it varies from one manufacturer to another, so read your manual.

    If you can't find a way to turn it off try another USB port, often only one has the 'sleep and charge' function. If so, it may well be identified with a 'lightning' symbol next to the USB one.

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  9. Posts : 20,975
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       05 Apr 2018 #19

    In addition to the above steps place the computer in clean boot.
    Then shut off the computer in the usual fashion.
    Compare the ability to shut off the computer with normal boot versus clean boot: same, faster, slower

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts Windows 10 Tutorials
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  10.    05 Apr 2018 #20

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I keep every tower in my house on a power strip/surge protector. After powering down the tower, I shut the power strip off, too.
    I didn't want to do an extra step and have to go to the strip every time, even if this solves the problem.
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