Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-19-2009, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 17
Default Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

Errrr...I just put in more memory in an Acer desktop (Added 512 MB to existing 512 DDR)..

All looked well..Until I tried to shutdown..I figure its coincidental, but why will it not shut down?It just hangs.....

Any suggestions would be massively appreciated

MW
__________________

mrwoggle is offline  
Old 07-19-2009, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Kharn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 7,638
Default Re: Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

Hold the power button for 10 seconds and it will turn off.
__________________

__________________
Visit this and do something for the world!
www.hackersforcharity.org

Want to do even more? Take a look here and join the fight on human trafficking.

Hear and you forget, see and you remember, do and you understand.

Kharn is offline  
Old 07-19-2009, 10:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
jfenwick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,648
Send a message via ICQ to jfenwick Send a message via MSN to jfenwick
Default Re: Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

Or leave it on and start folding

Folding@home - Main
jfenwick is offline  
Old 07-19-2009, 11:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 17
Default Re: Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfenwick View Post
Or leave it on and start folding

Folding@home - Main
how about a permanent solution??
mrwoggle is offline  
Old 07-19-2009, 11:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
dirkpitt45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 755
Default Re: Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

Hold down the power button? That shouldn't hurt it. Did that all the time with my old pc, used to take like 10 minutes to shut down so I just held down the power button. Never lost any data or anything so you should be fine.
dirkpitt45 is offline  
Old 07-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,515
Default Re: Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirkpitt45 View Post
Hold down the power button? That shouldn't hurt it. Did that all the time with my old pc, used to take like 10 minutes to shut down so I just held down the power button. Never lost any data or anything so you should be fine.
That's not a good way to shut a computer down all the time... You can corrupt data easily doing that. Why do you think Windows and other OS's have a shut down option? So that they can stop using data properly and safely shut the PC down. Once in a while is fine, but not all the time.
__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 07-19-2009, 03:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
AKA ComatoseClown
 
H4x3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,526
Send a message via AIM to H4x3r Send a message via MSN to H4x3r
Default Re: Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

NTLDR Missing.......hahahahaha ........try shutting down from the task manager
__________________
H4x3r is offline  
Old 07-19-2009, 11:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
Imperial Space Womble
 
Harper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,903
Default Re: Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

If you have Nero Burning Rom, see about disabling Nero Scout.
__________________

"I FEEL SO GOOD I FEEL SO NUMB, YEAH!!!" -- Rob Zombie
Main Rig - AMD FX-8350x8 4.0Ghz CPU, 4x 8Gb (32Gb) DDR3 Ram, Gigabyte GA-970A-D3, GeForce GT 970 4Gb, 1x 256Gb SSD\8Tb (3+2+2+1) SATA HDD, DVDRW, SB X-Fi, Win 10 (64-bit)
Asus N61JV-JX231V - Intel Core i5 3437u (1.9 - 2.4 GHz), 12GB, 640GB, 16" Display, nVidia 325M 1Gb, DVD-RW, Win 10 (64-bit)
Mobile Phone : Samsung Galaxy 5 Note SM-N920IConsole : Play Station 4
Harper is offline  
Old 07-19-2009, 11:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,668
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

or from the run prompt
start > run > type "shutdown /s" without the quotes then press enter

edit: oh. just read the OP
if that fails you can open up the task manager and manually stop all non-windows processes too, and see which one's causing the hang, but that's a little more complicated.
__________________
"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE is offline  
Old 07-20-2009, 07:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
HAVOC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Posts: 4,218
Send a message via AIM to HAVOC Send a message via Yahoo to HAVOC
Default Re: Wont turn off!Please help me stop wasting electricity!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by S0ULphIRE View Post
open up the task manager and manually stop all non-windows processes too, and see which one's causing the hang, but that's a little more complicated.
For me this is 9 out of 10 times the issue. Some program that is running in the background is hanging and not allowing windows to shutdown. "Ending Process / Process Trees" is a little tricky. You really need to know what is what. But, when you find whats hanging you can work much better from there.
__________________

HAVOC is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to troubleshoot specific STOP Errors KSoD Microsoft Windows and Software 15 05-20-2009 03:22 PM
2 Updates Resolve Occasional XP SP3 Stop Errors on Restart KSoD Microsoft Windows and Software 0 12-31-2008 03:27 PM
Decoding STOP Errors KSoD Official TF Tutorials 0 12-06-2008 11:06 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.