Dual Boot - Windows2000 does not shutdown RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hello everybody,

    I installed Windows 7 on a system where there had been already a dual-boot configuration with Windows2000 and Windows XP. I noticed that the boot manager now displays "Windows 7" and "Previous system".
    Booting Windows 7 works. On selecting "Previous system" I get the previous boot manager; I may boot into both Windows2000 and Windows XP successfully.
    While shutdown from Windows XP works, I always get a restart instead of a shutdown when invoked from Windows 2000.
    Before installing Windows 7 shutdown from Windows 2000 was normal.
    Can anybody give me an explanation or a workaround?

    Thank you in advance

    Andre Lehmann
    Friday, February 6, 2009 10:41 AM

All replies

  • Have you tried the shutdown command from a command prompt to see if that works?
    I don't have an installation of Win2K to look at, so I can't provide you with the syntax.
    Type "shutdown /?" at the command prompt to see what the options are to force a shutdown.
    - John
    Saturday, February 7, 2009 1:05 PM
  •  Workaround.

    Open command prompt and type shutdown -t 0 -r (for reboot); shutdown -t 0 -s (for shutdown).

    You can make a simple batch file for double-click access.
    Saturday, February 14, 2009 6:11 AM