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ViciousMik

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In the Windows Task Manager under "Shut Down" there is an option that says "Eject Computer". What does it do?

It is in all versions of Windows (at least in the past 10 yrs, not sure of previous ones, haven't checked). Chatted online with a Microsoft service rep, and they had no clue...(n) somehow I am not surprised.

I know it has nothing to do with the cd/dvd drive, thumbdrives, connected devices, etc., so I'm curious to know what it actually does do :confused:
 

bicycle bill

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Well click on it and see if it does anything. I don't have that option with windows XP Home.
Probably just ejects the CD tray.
 

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Can you show us a screenshot?

To take a screenshot,

1- Hit the Printscreen key on your keyboard. This will copy your entire screen to the clipboard. Hitting ALT + Printscreen will only copy the active window.

2- Open Paint.

3- Select Edit.

4- Click on Paste.

5- Select File.

6- Click on Save As...

7- Save your screenshot as a JPG file.

8- Attach the screenshot to your next post.
 

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I don't have Eject Computer. It might come from a third party software. What happens when you click on it?
 

ViciousMik

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Dunno, something that sounds that...uh, ominous, isn't something I just wanna "click and see", lol.

It's on my hubby's, and he's runnin Vista. Also my mom's, she's got XP Pro. Got it at work too, that's XP pro. I'm running XP Media Center Edition '04.
 

Phantom010

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Seems like you're not alone. I have never seen Eject Computer before.

Look HERE.

Still no answer though. :(
 

ViciousMik

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Actually, that's my post on CNET, lol. I do not have a docking station. And the one at work is a desk top.

I feel better, now that I see it somewhere else. At least I know I'm not seeing sh!t. Doesn't give an answer either.

Hmmm...
 

bicycle bill

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Dunno, something that sounds that...uh, ominous, isn't something I just wanna "click and see", lol.

Ummh. Don't blame you. The computer might just eject right through the ceiling.
 

Phantom010

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Dunno, something that sounds that...uh, ominous, isn't something I just wanna "click and see", lol.

Ummh. Don't blame you. The computer might just eject right through the ceiling.
Or you might get ejected from your chair! :D
 

ViciousMik

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:eek: Maybe it's a plot! The machines are tryin' to perplex me to death....

It starts with sleep deprivation....the unanswerable question that keeps me up at night....:confused:
 

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Please click here to download and install version 2.0.4 of the HijackThis Installer.

Run the program.

Click on Open The Misc Tools section.

Click on Open Uninstall Manager...

Click on Save list...

Save the text file to the desktop.

Copy and paste the log (from Notepad) in your next post.
 

ViciousMik

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