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

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  1.    04 Apr 2018 #1

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


    Since yesterday, I've been trying to find a solution to my PC inability to shut down properly. I've tried to use the (powercfg -h off) to disable hibernation and it did shut down the system but my keyboard stayed on. I guess that the PSU was still giving out power. I recently changed my PSU for a new one and added memory. Thanks in advance!

    I have a IBuyPower PC with Windows 10 Home and the specs are:

    AMD Phenom II x6 1050T Processor 2.80 GHz 64 bit
    ASRock Model: N68-Vs3 UCC
    Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 7025
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc.
    RAM: Patriot DDR 3 (8 gigs) Dual Channel
    Graphic card: AMD Radeon HD 6850
    Display Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
    PSU: EVGA 600W 80+ Bronze




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  2.    04 Apr 2018 #2

    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--
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  3. Posts : 378
    Windows 10 Home April 2018 Update 64-bit
       04 Apr 2018 #3

    Disable Windows Fast Startup.

    1. Start/search
    2. Type "controlpanel".
    3. Click "System and Security" in the controlpanel.
    4. Further to "Power settings".
    5. Click "Choose what the power buttons do" to the left screen.
    6. Enable admin rights and disable fast startup. Click Apply.

    This will disable any kernel footprint caused by it during shutdown.
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  4.    04 Apr 2018 #4

    Alt+f4, shutdown.
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  5.    04 Apr 2018 #5

    Faith said: View Post
    Disable Windows Fast Startup.
    To be honest... I don't mind the fast startup. Do you think that this may be causing the problem though?
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  6.    04 Apr 2018 #6

    If you take a look at this HowToGeek article "The Pros and Cons of Windows 10's 'Fast Startup' Mode," you'll get a good sense of what kinds of problems it can cause and the tradeoffs involved in leaving it turned on, or in turning it off. HTH,
    --Ed--
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  7.    04 Apr 2018 #7

    @ Ed... So, you're saying that cmd "shutdown /s /f /t 0 " would solve my issue? What does it do, exactly?
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  8. Posts : 378
    Windows 10 Home April 2018 Update 64-bit
       04 Apr 2018 #8

    Mandroid said: View Post
    To be honest... I don't mind the fast startup. Do you think that this may be causing the problem though?
    Yes, it can cause issues during shutdown. In fact, it's known to cause issues, especially for anti-virus' and direct-kernel drivers. If the os is installed on SSD then you can have it disable without ramification. :) You can always enable it if it doesn't help.
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  9.    04 Apr 2018 #9

    Faith said: View Post
    Yes, it can cause issues during shutdown. In fact, it's known to cause issues, especially for anti-virus' and direct-kernel drivers. If the os is installed on SSD then you can have it disable without ramification. :) You can always enable it if it doesn't help.
    My OS is installed on a SATA. I don't have any SSD attached. Will I be on clear then???
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  10.    04 Apr 2018 #10

    Mandroid said: View Post
    .... I've tried to use the (powercfg -h off) ...
    if you executed that from an elevated (admin) command prompt (as required), it would have also disabled fast startup.
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