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Replace shutdown with a forceful shutdown?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by yerk55, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. yerk55

    yerk55 Flightless Bird

    Is there a way (in registry or something) to arrange it so when you
    choose to shutdown an XP box (using the normal Start, Shutdown option)
    to replace this with a forceful shutdown, like "shutdown -s -f".

    I know, please dont tell me it's not a proper solution for when you
    cant shutdown due to processes hindering normal windows shutdown...
    this if for users whose XP boxes are almost out the door, so I dont
    care to troubleshoot whats causing them to hang while shutting down.
    All I know is shutdown -s -f is doing the trick, and rather than
    trying to teach users to shutdown via a desktop batch file, I just
    want to know if there's a way to force this into the normal "Start,
    Shutdown" method.

    Thanks
     
  2. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    yerk55 wrote:
    > Is there a way (in registry or something) to arrange it so when you
    > choose to shutdown an XP box (using the normal Start, Shutdown option)
    > to replace this with a forceful shutdown, like "shutdown -s -f".
    >
    > I know, please dont tell me it's not a proper solution for when you
    > cant shutdown due to processes hindering normal windows shutdown...
    > this if for users whose XP boxes are almost out the door, so I dont
    > care to troubleshoot whats causing them to hang while shutting down.
    > All I know is shutdown -s -f is doing the trick, and rather than
    > trying to teach users to shutdown via a desktop batch file, I just
    > want to know if there's a way to force this into the normal "Start,
    > Shutdown" method.
    >
    > Thanks

    =================================
    Maybe creating a desktop shortcut would
    work for you...see the following article:

    Shutdown XP using your keyboard
    http://www.tweakxp.com/article36999.aspx

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  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Desktop shortcut for shutdown, but try this first

    User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en

    yerk55 wrote:
    > Is there a way (in registry or something) to arrange it so when you
    > choose to shutdown an XP box (using the normal Start, Shutdown option)
    > to replace this with a forceful shutdown, like "shutdown -s -f".
    >
    > I know, please dont tell me it's not a proper solution for when you
    > cant shutdown due to processes hindering normal windows shutdown...
    > this if for users whose XP boxes are almost out the door, so I dont
    > care to troubleshoot whats causing them to hang while shutting down.
    > All I know is shutdown -s -f is doing the trick, and rather than
    > trying to teach users to shutdown via a desktop batch file, I just
    > want to know if there's a way to force this into the normal "Start,
    > Shutdown" method.
    >
    > Thanks
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "yerk55" <yerk55@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:53837aef-6101-4574-822b-ea6d9ff90d3c@w16g2000vbf.googlegroups.com...
    > Is there a way (in registry or something) to arrange it so when you
    > choose to shutdown an XP box (using the normal Start, Shutdown option)
    > to replace this with a forceful shutdown, like "shutdown -s -f".
    >
    > I know, please dont tell me it's not a proper solution for when you
    > cant shutdown due to processes hindering normal windows shutdown...
    > this if for users whose XP boxes are almost out the door, so I dont
    > care to troubleshoot whats causing them to hang while shutting down.
    > All I know is shutdown -s -f is doing the trick, and rather than
    > trying to teach users to shutdown via a desktop batch file, I just
    > want to know if there's a way to force this into the normal "Start,
    > Shutdown" method.
    >
    > Thanks


    Yes - by making them use a shortcut that executes shutdown.exe. On the other
    hand you cannot modify the inbuilt shutdown process.
     
  5. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    > "yerk55" <yerk55@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:53837aef-6101-4574-822b-ea6d9ff90d3c@w16g2000vbf.googlegroups.com...
    >> Is there a way (in registry or something) to arrange it so when you
    >> choose to shutdown an XP box (using the normal Start, Shutdown
    >> option) to replace this with a forceful shutdown, like "shutdown -s
    >> -f". I know, please dont tell me it's not a proper solution for when you
    >> cant shutdown due to processes hindering normal windows shutdown...
    >> this if for users whose XP boxes are almost out the door, so I dont
    >> care to troubleshoot whats causing them to hang while shutting down.
    >> All I know is shutdown -s -f is doing the trick, and rather than
    >> trying to teach users to shutdown via a desktop batch file, I just
    >> want to know if there's a way to force this into the normal "Start,
    >> Shutdown" method.
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > Yes - by making them use a shortcut that executes shutdown.exe. On
    > the other hand you cannot modify the inbuilt shutdown process.


    Depends on how you want to modify it...
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317371
    http://ss64.com/nt/shutdown.html

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