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General Software Discussion / Re: Skin Your Shutdown...
« on: December 06, 2007, 02:59 AM »
Thanks Ralf, lanux128.  I'll give these a try in a little bit!

Jim

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General Software Discussion / Re: Skin Your Shutdown...
« on: December 05, 2007, 03:03 PM »
Thanks Ralf.

Shutdown is still not working at all here, though, regardless of from where I try to initiate it.  Start menu, Task Manager, jv16 Powertools 2007, Process Explorer, command line....  All must point to the same Windows utility and since that is apparently not able to work none of the paths to get there are successful.

Sure am glad I have this darned Power button!  (Saves me from having to crawl under the desk to unplug the machine!!)

Thanks again.

Jim   8)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Skin Your Shutdown...
« on: December 05, 2007, 12:37 PM »
My favorite shutdown method:

shutdown -s -t 01

:-)

Hi Ralf.

Questions about that:

1)  What does the '01' do?  Timing?

2)  Do you call up the command prompt for that from the Start menu?  Desktop shortcut?  Hotkey?

Thanks!

Jim

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General Software Discussion / Re: Skin Your Shutdown...
« on: December 05, 2007, 12:12 PM »
Yikes!!  Methinks I spoke too soon... (...or acted too late??)   Now I cannot shutdown or reboot my PC at all without holding the power button for five seconds - which I always considered to be a last resort. Now it is my only resort.

After installing Slawdog Super Shutdown Classic and reporting that it worked great, it stopped working the very next day.  Now that I have uninstalled Slawdog Super Shutdown Classic, I still have to use the power button to shut down my PC.

I checked the registry and only found a few innocuous keys left over from Slawdog, but removing those didn't help either.  (Or maybe it will after I reboot - which is the doggone problem!!)  Now I'm thinking that Slawdog must have installed - or removed or relocated - a needed DLL, or maybe altered the win.ini file.  I'd rather not use System Restore if I can solve this otherwise - too many other changes would be lost, I fear.  Wonder if I can view some settings from one of my many backup methods to see if I can find whatever Slawdog changed.

Any ideas out there?  Be reasonably kind!

Thanks.

Jim

PS - And wasn't I one of the winners of a year's subscription to Buffer Zone a couple of months ago?? Wasn't that me?      (Yes....it was......) 

(Actually, I had such a hard time getting the copy, and contacting the developer was so extremely difficult (and weird!) that I decided not to even try it.....  Oops!)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Skin Your Shutdown...
« on: December 05, 2007, 02:24 AM »
Yeah, I just uninstalled the Slawdog one.  It just stopped working and I have had to shutdown the last three times using the power button, because it disables the Windows shutdown commands.

Oh well...

Thanks,

Jim

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