Turn Start Menu's Shut Down Button into Log Off, Lock, Restart, Sleep or Switch User
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I get a dirty shutdown and restart (prompting Windows' safe mode option) any time the system attempts to enter sleep mode--whether by the Start menu or by pressing the power button (which I've set to enter sleep mode).
I've asked Windows to produce a dump file in the event of a BSOD, but none have been created. I've gone through all driver updates I can think of, HP siteupdates, reinstalled the OS twice, etc.
I had some luck re-enabling the Windows 7 logon screen, which had previously been disabled. Worked for a few days, and I'm back where I started.
The only change that I think may be related is that the previous day I had installed the update for Mozilla Firefox 15.0.1 (x86 en-US) (although I did not have any problem shutting down subsequently. The problem only arose later).
I leave my computers on 24/7, except when away on a trip or vacation. This computer is fully updated with all Win 7 updates & security as well as SP1. One morning I went over to my computers only to find the blue light glowing on the Startup button of the Win 7 machine. It was fully active.
I assumed that an overnight Windows (or other) update had activated the computer. I rebooted & waited 30 minutes. The light was still blue. I checked the settings for sleep mode or hibernation & they were as I had set them.
Several months have passed & that computer remains ACTIVE 24/7. I've done a registry cleanup which did not correct the problem. The hard drive spins merrily away & all functions are active.
Fortunately the monitor has an on/off switch so I turn it off manually. Must I now manually shut down my Win 7 unit when I'm done for the day? I'm thinking that some program is interfering with or keeping that computer awake. How do I track the problem?
What do I do now?
I am not operating my computer during nights and all I do before stopping what I am doing; I put the computer to sleep.
My question is: Is the ''sleep status'' function enough to stop anyone to access my computer, or should I shut it down, or maybe switch the modem off?
My computer is an Acer Aspire M1 200.
it doesn't do this. I don't know why they are trying so hard to make computers do **** automatically so we don't have to think. its just going to make people so stupid to the point they are more easily exploitable.
anyways with that said, I realize Microsoft has set up so that it automatically updates. even with my thing checked to NEVER install updates. it still downloads all the stuff without me knowing and then it waits for me to install it.
a primary reason this annoys me? it screws with my computers auto shut down routines. I typically leave my computer on at night before going to sleep to watch movies or other things.
I rely on its automatic shut down/sleep/hibernate functions which get totally screwed with by I can only assume the automatic updatingi cannot turn off.
I think. I have run powercfg and no requests are outstanding. Here are my current powersettings:
Balanced mode, turn display off 10 min, set computer to sleep 20 min Advanced mode, allow sleep after 20 min, wake timer enable, sharing media allow sleep