My computer restarts instead of shutting down


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       #1

    My computer restarts instead of shutting down


    When I press the power key, or when I click on power>shut down, Windows 10 reboots instead every time. Is this a known fault and if so is there an easy fix for it?
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  2. CountMike's Avatar
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    Hello Boris, try running this line from Command prompt:
    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00
    See if it helps and than we can go further.
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       #3

    At work now so I'll wait til my break and try it ta. Can you explain what each thing does please?
    Last edited by boristhemoggy; 24 Aug 2016 at 03:20.
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       #4

    Excellent....that did indeed make it log off properly!!
    Can you let me know what the switches are for please?
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  5. CountMike's Avatar
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    boristhemoggy said:
    Excellent....that did indeed make it log off properly!!
    Can you let me know what the switches are for please?
    This is switch for restart:
    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -R -F -T 00
    See the difference from OFF switch ?
    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -S -F -T 00
    If you want you can make a shortcut to them and use the line as Target.
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    CountMike said:
    This is switch for restart:
    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -R -F -T 00
    See the difference from OFF switch ?
    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -S -F -T 00
    If you want you can make a shortcut to them and use the line as Target.
    How come my shutdown button is not doing it though?
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  7. CountMike's Avatar
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    Shutdown button on the case ?
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  8. Posts : 6
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       #8

    The one on the case and the one in Windows, both do the same
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  9. CountMike's Avatar
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    boristhemoggy said:
    The one on the case and the one in Windows, both do the same
    You can make desktop shortcut and/or pin it to start menu and taskbar for now until somebody find another way to change setting.
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