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cannot shutdown from "Unlock" dialog

By misterIT ·
I'm running Win2k Pro on a desktop, fairly new PC. Using Task Scheduler, I wake the computer up from Hibernation using a dummy task. At wakeup, I'm on the "Unlock Computer" dialog.

Few minutes after that, I run a script, and at the end of the script I shutdown the PC using:
shutdown.exe -r -f

All of this is done at the "Unlock Computer" dialog - and happens in the background using Task Scheduler (mstask.exe).

Problem is that the PC won't shutdown, until I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then Esc!!

Any solutions for this - one is that I shouldn't enable locking of the PC after resuming from hibernation - but I want to keep it locked!

I've already tried some registry settings, no help. APM is enabled in BIOS (I think).

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cannot shutdown from "Unlock" dialog

by victorjulietpapa In reply to cannot shutdown from "Unl ...

I use the hibernate feature quite frequently as the area in which i live (Pune, India) has frequent power failures. when the computer is put in hibernate mode, it is possible for anybody to restart the computer and start using it without your authorisation, which is why i guess microsoft made the feature that way. think of it as a security feature. i don't think you can get past it.

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cannot shutdown from "Unlock" dialog

by misterIT In reply to cannot shutdown from "Unl ...

If I understand your answer correctly, you say that the hibernation always requires password. I think that is wrong. You can clear the check box saying "Prompt for password when computer goes off standby", and the PC will not ask for password after awaking from hibernate.

But I don't want to sacrifice my security.

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