Windows 10: Power down button does not completely turn computer power off

Discus and support Power down button does not completely turn computer power off in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I power down the system from the menu, my computer does not completely turn off. The procedure I use... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by massasauga, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Power down button does not completely turn computer power off


    I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I power down the system from the menu, my computer does not completely turn off. The procedure I use is described below:

    Click Windows_Start_button > Power > Shutdown

    The system closes applications and appears to initiate a shutdown procedure. Everything appears to be shut off, but my mouse is still lit up. I do notice that the fan stops and everything else appears to be completely shut down. When I was running Windows 7 before my upgrade, my system completely powered down.

    I have a dual boot system with Linux, and when I power down from Linux, the shutdown is complete, so I don't think I accidentally did anything to the hardware or BIOS.

    Has anyone else experienced this? I'm pretty sure there is some tweak in Windows 10 that would fix this, but I haven't found it yet. Thanks for any suggestions you might be able to offer.

    :)
     
    massasauga, Jan 28, 2016
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  2. Nokia Lumia 800

    A soft reset is just powering the phone down to OFF and then turning it back on (or rebooting the phone). Press & hold the power button on the phone until you see a message to "slide down to power off." Folllow those directions and then the phone will
    be powered completely OFF. Then press & hold the power button again to power the phone back ON.
     
    Julie fka profjulie, Jan 28, 2016
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  3. Nokia lumia 800 light is allways on.

    Are you talking about the screen backlight? Seems like something got stuck. Have you tried turning the phone completely off? Hold down the power button and in a bit a screen will come down from the top that says slide down to turn off. Slide down and the
    phone will power completely off. Then hold down power for a bit and it will boot back up. Most vibrate when it recognizes you want to turn back on, so you can let go of power.
     
    Sven Johannsen, Jan 28, 2016
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  4. Power down button does not completely turn computer power off

    I found the solution on another thread. If you have this problem try the following:
    1. Log in as an administrator.
    2. Right click the Menu button.
    3. Left click -> Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable
    4. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)
    5. Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
    6. Left click Save changes.
    The next time you shut down the computer, it will be completely powered off. At least this worked on my machine.
     
    massasauga, Jan 29, 2016
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  5. rboris Win User
    hold down shift key when clicking on "shut down" : then you'll get a full, dead, stop.
     
    rboris, Jan 29, 2016
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  6. Try shutting it down by
    Right click the start button
    Then Scroll to Shut down and sign out
    Then click >
    That will bring up 4 options
    Then click SHUT DOWN

    That is the way I do it
     
    hTconeM9user, Jan 30, 2016
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  7. davidhk Win User
    That's good. As long as it works for you, that's all that matters.
    Happy computing.
     
    davidhk, Apr 4, 2018
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