Can't force shutdown using power switch any more


A brief press of the power button can be a perfectly proper way to turn off a PC as long as you have configured it to do that in Control Panel.

I've also seen devices with a BIOS setting for number of seconds delay to shutdown from power switch.
 
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Cough! Could we get back to my original issue please.

Thanks
 

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Please run the V2 log collector and post a share link into this thread using one drive, drop box, or google drive.

 

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What happend when you did my suggestion at post #11 ?

Which "button" on your device is set as the "sleep button" ?
 

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The OP describes the issue as "a USB problem meant that the mouse/keyboard weren't working". As this is a laptop, does that mean the built-in keyboard and trackpad don't now work; an external USB/Wireless keyboard and mouse don't now work; or no possible keyboard/pointing device setup works?
 

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OP is so unresponsive to suggestions, I'm going to unwatch this thread.
 

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I was presented the login screen background sliding down the screen to about half way with a large DOWN arrow and the text: "Slide to shutdown PC"

David,

This improved procedure survives SFC and I've deleted my earlier version i.e. my previous post.

You can disable the Slide to shutdown PC so you will not see it again until a Version update restores it.

Run this batch file as Admin
takeown /f "%WINDIR%\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe" /a icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:F /c icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe" /remove "Administrators" "Authenticated Users" "Users" "System"
It takes ownership of the file then takes away everybody's rights to do anything with the file.

When you have to force your computer off by sitting on the power button, there is a screen flicker as Windows attempts but fails to run the file and then the computer turns off.
I assume the next Version update will overwrite SlideToShutDown.exe with normal permissions and we'll have to run the batch file again.

I think my solution is not the only way of doing it.
  • I have seen claims that running the Power Troubleshooter will disable it but I did not try that. I was simply not convinced that it would disable it and I found some posts by fellow sufferers saying that it did not work.
  • I have other laptops which do not show that slider but which do have SlideToShutDown.exe so there must be a setting somewhere that enables or disables it.
  • There's nothing in PowerCfg.
  • I have Home and it does occur to me that GPEdit might contain a setting for this. If it does then Home users might be able to manually alter a corresponding Registry entry instead of jobbing the file's permissions.


@Brink - Perhaps a brief tutorial about this solution might be useful for others.



All the best,
Denis
 
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OP is so unresponsive to suggestions, I'm going to unwatch this thread.
Yea, thinking the same myself .. despite the plea to get back on track.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 (latest update ... forever anal)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim S01
    CPU
    Intel i5-9400
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT730
    Sound Card
    OOBE
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 32"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1TB SSDs
    PSU
    OOBE
    Case
    OOBE
    Cooling
    OOBE
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Classic Australian w.a.p.
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (latest upadte ... anally always)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 15
    CPU
    i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NVMe 512GB
    + numerous/multiple SSD Type C USB enclosures
    Internet Speed
    NBN FTTN 50
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS

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