Auto update initiating a 1 minute shutdown timer


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Auto update initiating a 1 minute shutdown timer


    So Windows 10 updates somehow managed to become even more frustrating.

    Started up my PC this morning to watch a video. A few minutes into that video, I get a message on my screen telling me I'm about to be logged out and a shutdown has been scheduled for one minute. No postpone button, just a 'close' button. Windows didn't even have the decency to restart, just completely shutdown.

    Started up my PC, got back into my video. Few minutes later, I get the same message! This time opened a Word document and mashed some letters into it, hoping that would halt the shutdown (cause I'm dumb and didn't think to try shutdown /a).
    Nope! Shutdown anyway, didn't care about my unsaved work! Same thing, shutdown, no restart.

    Started up again, opened Word and found no document recovery. asdfgdfg was gone forever...
    How ticked off would you be if you were working on a document, went to get a drink and returned to your PC to find it shutdown and your work lost.


    Is this normal behaviour for Windows 10 update? It's the first time I've had it happen.
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  2. Posts : 25,051
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    Welcome to TenForums @CuRle

    CuRle said:
    Is this normal behaviour for Windows 10 update? It's the first time I've had it happen.
    That depends - what OS build number do you have? Use WinKey + R to run Winver and find out.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Bree said:
    Welcome to TenForums @CuRle



    That depends - what OS build number do you have? Use WinKey + R to run Winver and find out.
    Version 1607 Build 14393.953
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  4. Posts : 25,051
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    CuRle said:
    Version 1607 Build 14393.953
    Then Windows 10 update shouldn't be behaving like that. The Anniversary Update (1607) introduced Active Hours, you should be able to set a period of up to 12 hours within which it won't try to restart.

    ...you can now set the time in which you are most active on your device by adjusting active hours. When a restart is necessary to finish installing an update, Windows won't automatically restart your device during active hours...
    Change Active Hours for Windows Update in Windows 10

    If it is indeed Windows update that's restarting your PC then the update should be shown in Settings > Update & security along with a message that a restart is required, like the first screenshot in the above tutorial. I'm wondering if it's some other installed software that's auto-updating itself?
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Well this is a bit embarrassing...
    Just realised I left the "When done" option set to shutdown, within Handbrake.

    My bad.
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  6. Posts : 25,051
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    Ooops :)

    I have no idea why Handbrake includes that option. Never found much use for it myself.
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  7. Posts : 7
    Window 7
       #7

    Hello everyone,
    For the last week, I got the message like "Run time error" then after my PC gone restart. It is unpredicted warning flash on my pc. I cannot be getting what's the problem. Please help me out.
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