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Can't Shutdown, Restart or Stand-by.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Xcal, Nov 24, 2004.

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  1. Xcal

    Xcal Thread Starter

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    When I am on my computer I go to Start and where the buttons for Shutdown, Restart and Stand-by are no longer there. I am also unable to look at pictures when I am in Windows Explorer. I also noticed that I can only save images as .art and .bmp. I have tried virus scans, didnt work. Please help

    Im on Windows XP Home.
    Tell me if more specs are needed...
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Can you clarify the first part > The Start button is there? The "turn off computer" button is or is not there?

    Try this, run regedit and navigate to:

    Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Policies

    Look for "NoClose" in the Right Pane and if found, right click on it and delete it. What other policies are there?

    I'm not sure if this removes Restart and Standby as well. I think it removes the "turn off computer" tab.

    On the file saving, go to Internet Options and delete the Temporary Internet Cache, History and Offline content.
     
  3. rude

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    I think what Xcal is saying is that this isn't there:
     

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  4. Rollin' Rog

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    I believe the "noclose" entry removes the "turn off the computer" option from the Start Menu -- that would make that entire window unavailable.

    He'll have to clarify.
     
  5. Xcal

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    I went to where you said Rollin, NoClose was there along with NoDriveTypeAutoRun and NoLogOff. I deleted NoClose but gotta restart.
     
  6. Xcal

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    I restarted and the Turn off computer button is back. I also remembered that when I try to use task manager it says "Task Manager has been disabled by your administator." Can u tell me what the 2 others are?
     
  7. Rollin' Rog

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    Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    Look for:

    disableTaskMgr

    You may also need to check the HKey_Local_Machine key in the same relative location.

    "nologoff" removes the logoff option from the Start Menu. If the value is set to 1, you should not be seeing a "logoff" option on the Start Menu. You really don't need one unless there are multiple users on the system.

    The other controls the "autorun" feature for CDs or DVDs. Best to leave that alone.
     
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