Solved Force Shutdown after pressing Power button in the case

Toshiba Satellite c655-s5082 laptop
December 20, 2015 at 01:11:17
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bits), Intel Core i3-2350M (2.3GHz) / Kingston 2x2gb DDR3
Hi people, sometimes I am in a hurry to go outside and I just press the Power button in the case of my desktop computer, confident in the computer will close all programs and shutdown properly.

Most of the time is like this, but sometimes a program (any) gives an error and just prevents shutdown poping a message like "an error has ocurred with program XXXX, force shutdown?" and the computer just wait for a human intervention with a clic in "Yes" option, but nobody is home, I just run away and back several hours later or even the next day, just to find my computer still on.

And the worst scenario is if someone just pres "Cancel" in the question and get full access to my computer and my private data.

I dont want this, my OS is Windows 7, as plain as possible, no fancy programs like AutoCAD or Revit, just Office and Photoshop ans some tiny others, what I want is, maybe touching the reg, that the computer SHUTDOWN safely after I press the case's power button, I cant wait for confirmation, just run away being sure my computer would turns off completely.

Is this possible? with a tweak y reg maybe?

Thanks in advance!

Note: I reduced already the "waittokillprograms" in regedit to 6000 but the results are the same.

Mobo: Intel(R) DG41RQ
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
RAM: Kingston 4GB PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Video: nVidia GEFORCE 8400GS 512MB
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio


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December 20, 2015 at 09:01:17
There is a registry key that will kill applications instead of prompting you for action. It's HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\AutoEndTasks.

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#1
December 20, 2015 at 05:22:25
The computer doesn't have a problem, seems like you do. It only takes seconds to use the proper shutdown process of using the shut down command via mouse. If you're worried about someone logging back on, use a password to logon. You should use one anyhow for security reasons. Slow down and live a little.

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#2
December 20, 2015 at 05:37:33
"The computer doesn't have a problem, seems like you do"

I was thinking the exact same thing.

Takeru, all you have to do is take the time to shutdown your computer properly (Start > Shutdown). Forcing a shutdown by using the power button will eventually come back to bite you.


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#3
December 20, 2015 at 05:46:20
Agreed. Even using the Log Off User feature which will leave the machine on will require a password to log back in if you set it up properly.
Even a glance back at the screen after grabbing your jacket or other things will confirm a shut down and not take more than a fraction of a second.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
December 20, 2015 at 09:01:17
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There is a registry key that will kill applications instead of prompting you for action. It's HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\AutoEndTasks.

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#5
December 20, 2015 at 11:39:43
With Windows 8 onwards, powering off Windows with the button is a provided facility.
If you do that on earlier systems I think it could risk corruption.

EDIT:
My mistake, it is OK on Windows 7 onwards if you set it that way - see #7.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#6
December 20, 2015 at 18:00:13
I think I did'nt explain myself properly. I dont press the Power button in the case for 5 seconds, I know doing that the PC will turn off abruptly and its risk of system corruption, I just press the button once, and doing this is exactly the same that clicking in start button and select shutdown via mouse, am I wrong?

I will try the reg provided by Razor, hope this can help me, its not "not living my life", its just that I want power off my computer just like I turn of the TV, just one clic and go.

Mobo: Intel(R) DG41RQ
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
RAM: Kingston 4GB PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Video: nVidia GEFORCE 8400GS 512MB
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio


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#7
December 20, 2015 at 18:42:08
I can't speak for the others but in my #5 I did realise you just meant a quick press to shut down. It used to be considered a bad thing but I did some checking and apparently on Win 7 onwards this feature is provided (and legitimate) if you set it up that way.

Looks like I missed something over the years and it should not, after all, cause corruption.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#8
December 20, 2015 at 18:47:54
"its just that I want power off my computer just like I turn of the TV, just one clic and go"

See if anything here suits.

Shutdown Utilities
7 pages here
http://www.freewarefiles.com/result...
42 pages
http://www.softpedia.com/catList/11...


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#9
December 20, 2015 at 19:44:53
Am looking for the reg Razor gave me, but it does'nt exists, I have to create it?

Mobo: Intel(R) DG41RQ
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
RAM: Kingston 4GB PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Video: nVidia GEFORCE 8400GS 512MB
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio


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#10
December 20, 2015 at 20:34:44
Is a Windows 7 shutdown shortcut you have on the desktop something you're interested in?:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

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#11
December 20, 2015 at 20:46:56
Am looking for the reg Razor gave me, but it does'nt exists, I have to create it?.

You can download and run the REG edit by reading THIS tutorial.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#12
December 21, 2015 at 03:42:23
Derek: Win 7 onwards this feature is provided (and legitimate) if you set it up that way.
Win98, assuming you had ACPI support in your hardware.

Takeru: Am looking for the reg Razor gave me, but it does'nt exists, I have to create it?
Not clear, but HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop should exist. You might need to create AutoEndTasks as a string value, give it a value of "1", and possibly reboot.

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#13
December 22, 2015 at 14:24:59
Why is this even a problem? What is it that's so important that it would cause you to "hurry to go outside" instead of waiting 20-30 seconds for your computer to shutdown normally?? If you haven't already done so, maybe you could try disabling some of your startup apps. Probably 90% of them are unnecessary anyway. If they don't start, they don't need to be shutdown, right?

Do you have CCleaner? If not, I suggest you get it. Besides clearing out useless internet garbage & cleaning the registry, you can also tweak your startup apps. Link is below. If the Slim version isn't available, pay close attention while installing the standard version so that none of the bundled software installs along with it:

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...


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#14
December 26, 2015 at 13:10:44
Is not about to wait 20-30 seconds, is just confidence in the computer WILL shutdown after just a clic y Power button, like a TV, just a button in the remote and turns off, or sometimes TV dont turns off? if this occurs to your TV would that anoying like my PC not shutting down.

Anyway, Razor was right, I did the reg tweak and it works flawlesly. Even if I have many windows or programs open, like Word with a not saved document, I just press once the Power button and the "Save your work?" appears for 2 seconds and then all closes and the computer shuts down properly.

Am very happy with the results, thanks everyone for the answers especially to Razor2.3 and XpUser. Lesson learned.

Mobo: Intel(R) DG41RQ
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
RAM: Kingston 4GB PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Video: nVidia GEFORCE 8400GS 512MB
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio


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#15
December 26, 2015 at 14:48:52
All's well that ends well then - thanks for the update.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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