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Turn Off Computer

by cherished521 / September 15, 2007 6:53 AM PDT

Help please. I recently have had trouble turning off my computer when you click on Start and turn off computer and then turn off, nothing happens. This seems to be the only problem I am having. I am running Windows XP Home Edition and IE7. I have to manually press the on/off button to shut down my computer. What can I do. Its a 2 year old Gateway desktop 507GR. This started about 2 weeks ago.

Please help me. Thanks

Cheryl Kuck

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See if this temporary solution works
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 15, 2007 9:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Turn Off Computer

Until someone else can offer advice see if you can turn the computer off using the "shutdown.exe" file in your Windows/System32 directory.

Create a shortcut for it onto your Desktop, instructions here, and see if that works.


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Computer shut down
by cherished521 / September 16, 2007 2:14 AM PDT

Thanks Mark, this worked and it was simple enough that I could follow the directions. Feel better already knowing that now I can shut it down almost correctly.

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Glad it worked.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 16, 2007 6:16 AM PDT
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And now you can shut down correctly, let us know how you get on with Cursorcowboy's link to possible solutions to the existing problem.

I hope they help you resolve this.


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Power down.
by Cursorcowboy / September 15, 2007 11:34 PM PDT
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