Can't Shutdown or Logoff from User Desktop

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HlpyHlperton

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Okay heres the deal (I hope this is easy for all u smart guys) When I'm logged on to my User account, I can't logoff or powerdown from the start menu. The only way for me to power down (forget about loggin off) is to select the switch user prompt. I am then directed to the Login Menu that comes up after my comp starts up. I want to be able to Logout, and or Shutdown from my desktop no matter what user I happen to be. Any help you may have I would be much obliged for. Thank you.

I RUN ON [B]WINDOWS XP[/B]

:confused: HlpyHlprton :confused:
 
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By not being able to do you mean it does not allow you to click it? Or are you getting errors?
 
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Yes, what exactly happens when you click on shutdown or logoff?

And does it work if you go to Start - Run and type in either shutdown or logoff?
 

HlpyHlperton

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I can click it, but when i actually select the option; either shutdown, or logoff, the computer basically "ignores" me. As if I did nothing at all. The absolute only way to logoff, and or shutdown is to switch users. There is no error message, it simply just doesn't respond.
 

HlpyHlperton

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I tried both the commands, logoff and shutdown in RUN, but neither worked. Same response as selecting the start options.
 
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If you go to C:\WINDOWS\system32, are the programs shutdown.exe and logoff.exe there?
 
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Try to use shutdow command with /C option which will force shutdown
eg. shutdown -S /C
 
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