Windows 10: Looking and not finding power button options

  1.    26 Jul 2016 #1

    Looking and not finding power button options


    I have some annoying shutdown problems, one of which is the occasional presence of 'GDI+ Window' that blocks shutdown. (another is the Chinese-like text that blocks as well but that is Rapport and in the hands of IBM, as I understand it).

    I found out about 'hybrid shutdown' and found how to turn this off if wanted - which might help my shutdown. However when I look at Power Options and open up the 'choose what the buttons do' window and then click on 'change settings that are currently unavailable' I can only see 'sleep' and 'lock' options.

    Do I need to set something somewhere to see the missing options?

    Any help appreciated; thanks

    Alan
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 2,642
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.540
       26 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello Alan

    You need to have hibernate enabled in order for Fast Startup (which triggers the hybrid shutdown) to work:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    27 Jul 2016 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    Hello Alan

    You need to have hibernate enabled in order for Fast Startup (which triggers the hybrid shutdown) to work:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html


    Hi philc43; thanks fore that information, I was not aware of the fact. However, since I was going to try turning off the hybrid shutdown I guess I will just do nothing on that front.

    Unless there are any ideas about getting rid of the GDI+ Window problem.....
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2,642
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.540
       27 Jul 2016 #4

    The GDI+ Window is not anything to worry about. Basically it is W10 aware that you have some apps or processes that are still open or running in Windows and it is closing them down before it turns off your PC. You only need to worry if these processes can't be stopped by Windows and the shutdown won't complete but that is quite rare, sometimes it might take a few seconds before Windows stops all the running processes safely. If you have been getting one of those situations where shutdown does not happen it is usually a case of checking in Task Manager to see if any programs are still running and manually stopping them.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    27 Jul 2016 #5

    OK, thanks that is good news. I will hope that it shuts down OK after a few seconds (I have never waited for that to happen).
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 681
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       27 Jul 2016 #6

    ALANGR said: View Post
    I have some annoying shutdown problems, one of which is the occasional presence of 'GDI+ Window' that blocks shutdown. (another is the Chinese-like text that blocks as well but that is Rapport and in the hands of IBM, as I understand it).

    I found out about 'hybrid shutdown' and found how to turn this off if wanted - which might help my shutdown. However when I look at Power Options and open up the 'choose what the buttons do' window and then click on 'change settings that are currently unavailable' I can only see 'sleep' and 'lock' options.

    Do I need to set something somewhere to see the missing options?

    Any help appreciated; thanks

    Alan
    If you turn off Hibernate it changes what is shown in that Power Option and that is what you are seeing.

    This is with hibernate OFF.

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    This is with hibernate ON

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    Fast Startup requires Hibernate to be ON so it does not show when Hibernate is OFF.

    I use Option One is this tutorial to turn off hibernate.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Jim
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    27 Jul 2016 #7

    Thanks Jim. I had got that message but good to see the screens.

    Cheers
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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