there is no turn off option in start menu

August 20, 2011 at 21:49:14
Specs: Windows XP, 512 MB
When I click on start button there is not showing shut down option, there is only log button is showing so what should I do. How should I turn off my computer.

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August 22, 2011 at 01:06:49

1. In the Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) you'll find a "Shut Down" Feature.

2. or just press on the power button down until the system shuts down (some systems may take 20+ seconds to shut down).


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August 22, 2011 at 14:49:06
I guess you've had some sort of registry corruption or other.

Easiest way is to make yourself a desktop shutdown icon instead.

Create a shortcut with this as its target:

c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00

Yes, try to fix it first with suggestion in next post.
You might still like a desktop icon later for convenience.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 22, 2011 at 15:07:40
Diwakar_love, Follow the instructions at the link below.

"Turn Off Computer" option is missing from Start Menu?

If you're not comfortable editing the registry go to the link below and scroll down to line 267 (left column) and click on "Restore "Turn Off and Log Off" - Start Menu" to download a reg file fix and save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.


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August 23, 2011 at 01:38:04
Diwakar_love, there's another (I can think of others, but...) option. Not exactly what it was originally intended for, but should be fine. FWIW, Windows seems to have been plagued with shutdown problems of one sort or another since day 1. I use a standalone shutdown proggie (for convenience) called 'Slawdog' (said to work on all versions, I run XP 3 ). Get it free @:
among other places. Works good and I drag/dropped the icon into my quick launch so it'd be handy for use. Maybe that'd work even better for you? I use it all the time rather than the option under 'Start'.
Ed in Texas

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