And so, yesterday I sat down in the plane, pulled out my laptop, only to find out it's burning hot (being cooped up in the backpack) and that two-thirds of the battery are gone.
Well, enough is enough! After some research, here are 2 easy ways to solve this annoying problem:
1. The bypass (beginner level)
- Type the following into a text file:
shutdown -t -s 00
- Save the text file with a
.cmdextension (doesn't really matter) - this will turn the text file into a batch file.
- Put the file anywhere you want. Change its icon if you feel like it.
- Add a shortcut to the batch file to your Quick Launch bar.
- Click that shortcut whenever you want Windows to shutdown
- be careful not to hit it by mistake! No second chances here.
- Open the registry editor (click Start->Run and type
- Locate the registry Key:
- Locate the value
If it doesn't exist - create it (type of String Value -
- Change/add the value data to
1(the default is
- Close regedit and reboot.
PS: by the way, just in case you think things are better on the Mac: my Mac usually hangs the shutdown process, whenever any other application is still running. The most common situation is when Firefox was running when I chose to shutdown, the machine will wait for the "Do you want to save the tabs?" dialog.
I Will look for a hack on Mac OS and publish it here when/if I find it.