Windows 10: Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

Discus and support Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; Hello Brink, "shutdown /s Performs a full shutdown of the computer." "shutdown /s /hybrid Performs a hybrid shutdown of the computer." So... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Yasak Hayat, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    Hello Brink,

    So "shutdown /p" performs which kind of shutdown? As far as I know there is 2 kind of shutdown: Classic (Full shutdown (Windows 7, XP etc)) and Hybrid (Windows 8 and w10) So is there a third way to shutdown which I didin't know?

    EDIT: Ok I get it myself.

    shutdown /p also performs a full shutdown. But no wait time. Also stops shutdown if there is any unsaved jobs
    shutdown /s Performs a full shutdown but 30 secs. waiting.

    Yasak Hayat, Aug 11, 2015

  2. windows 10 computerwill notshut down

    have windows 10 on a laptop... When I went to shut down the computer. The shut down screen shows that it is just spinning. computer will not shut down
    JoanWilkinsonZE, Aug 11, 2015
  3. Computer will not shut down on selecting shut down option, restarts instead in Windows 10

    Hello Fred,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We regret the inconvenience caused and will assist you in resolving the issue.

    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • Did you check if the power settings are changed on your PC?
    • Are you facing the above issue since the upgrade?
    • Did you make any system changes prior to the issue?

    You may be facing the above issue due to the system components conflicting with Windows 10 operating system. System settings may change after upgrading the OC to one version to another, reverting them to their respective setting changes will resolve
    the issue.

    Method 1: Running troubleshooter will detect if there are any corrupted components present and will fix to restore the performance of the system. I suggest you to run the
    Power Troubleshooter and check if the issue is resolved.

    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type troubleshooting
      and select the top most search result.
    • Click on View All from the left side of the screen panel.
    • Select Power from the options,
      click on Advanced option and check Apply repairs automatically
    • Follow the on screen instructions.
    • Close the window and check if the changes are effective.

    Method 2: If the issue persists, check if there is any changes made in the Power option settings by following the steps below and make necessary changes.

    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type
      Power Options
      and select the top most search result.
    • Select Choose what the power button options from the left side panel of the window.
    • From the windows select Shut Down from the drop down bar for the option
      When I press the power button under Power button settings.
    • Click on Save changes and close the window to check if the changes are effective.

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    Likhitha V, Aug 11, 2015
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    Hello Yasak,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    You are correct in what you found. /P also stands for a "planned" shutdown.
    Brink, Aug 11, 2015
  5. tony910 Win User
    Option Two seems to do a hybrid shutdown in my case.
    tony910, Aug 18, 2015
  6. tony910 Win User
    I thought it was supposed to do a full shutdown.
    tony910, Aug 18, 2015
  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    It does in Windows 8.1, but it doesn't appear to do so in Windows 10.
    Brink, Aug 18, 2015
  8. Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    What is the best way to shutdown safely if you suddenly cannot see the monitor? My desktop PC is on ups power but the monitor is not (as I don't want exceed the ups supply). I have memorised the keystrokes as Windows key, 2 arrow presses up, hit enter, two arrow presses up and enter again. This will shut it down (hybrid on mine as fast start up is enabled) but say I was in the middle of a game and not in the desktop then that method would not work. I am thinking as per another thread discussion of trying to get a small cheap ups for the monitor at some stage but in the interim it does worry me. I don't live in an area notorious for power cuts but the other week there was obviously some kind of external issue as the power cut and returned about four times in an hour. The keystroke method worked well for me and I stayed well away from the PC for hours until I was sure the external problem had been addressed. Holding down power button for five secs to force shutdown worries me greatly that it could bugger Windows up if you were unlucky!
    Scottyboy99, Feb 20, 2016
  9. Cliff S New Member
    Just pushing the power button once will soft shutdown(PC tells running programs they have so & so long to close), and that's just like using the Win+X shutdown option.
    Holding the button on the other hand, is a hard shut down and crashes the PC, not giving the system time to tell running programs to close.
    Cliff S, Feb 20, 2016
  10. Thanks that's perfect. I checked my settings and that is how it is configured. Press power and that does shutdown, so that's a simple quick press then and will shut it down safely even if I was mid game?
    Scottyboy99, Feb 20, 2016
  11. Cliff S New Member
    Yep. If your mid game, it might take a bit until Windows can close everything to shut down, but it will and safely.
    Cliff S, Feb 21, 2016
  12. Many thanks Shawn
    Any idea how to fully shutdown uncountable windows that is already on hybrid? From bookable cd maybe from cmd?
    nissimezra, Jul 16, 2016
  13. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    Hello nissimezra, *Smile

    I'm not sure other than waking them, then shut down.
    Brink, Jul 16, 2016
  14. Thanks Shawn*Smile
    Kind of a problem with unbootable computer and add to all that system resatore is disabled by defulet WOW*Eek
    It seems that ms giving the users hard time.
    When I try to scan a pc that shutdown with hibride using ESET I receive an error. shutdown and then scan. but what if the pc is not bootable coz of a virus?*Sad

    Anyone tried to scan with windows dfender offline after hybride shutdown? Does it work?

    Kind regards
    nissimezra, Jul 19, 2016
  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    If you have a virus, you might consider a clean install if you already have everything backed up.
    Brink, Jul 19, 2016

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