No shut down option in Vista start menu

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ianmcc, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. ianmcc

    ianmcc Guest


    in vista's start menu, the arrow beside the lock only gives 3 options:
    switch user, log off and lock. why is there no shut down or sleep/hibernate
    option here? i need to log off to reach a shut down option.
    can i get a shut down option to appear when i click on the arrow?
    ianmcc, Sep 17, 2007
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  2. ianmcc

    Jayme.Pechan Guest

    Perhaps your user is not an administrator and your profile setting on your
    user group disallows shutdown. You can doublecheck this by going to Control
    Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Policy. Under Local Policies you
    should have a few options, one of which is the Shut down the system. Check
    to make sure your security group is there. If you created a new group, you
    will probably need to add it. The login screen will have shutdown because
    you just have to type the administrator or a login with sufficient rights
    and click shutdown. They did it this way so that an admin would not need to
    login to the machine just to shut the machine down.

    Hope this helps.

    Jayme Pechan
    Jayme.Pechan, Sep 17, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi Ian

    Other than a reinstall, I do not know. Hopefully someone will know ca
    give you a solution for this. In the mean time, this tutorial will sho
    you how to have a Shutdown shortcut icon



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    brink, Sep 17, 2007
  4. another option also is if you have a program called tweakVI that tweaking
    program might prevent you from seeing that option

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  5. Hello,

    I have three articles that you might find useful:

    Put the Shut Down, Log Off, Restart and Hibernate shortcuts on your desktop

    Put the Shut Down button back on your Start Menu

    Changing what the power button does

    These articles should clear all your questions regarding the new Start Menu
    and the Shut Down/Hibernate/etc icons.
    Ciprian Rusen, Sep 17, 2007
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    DP Guest

    Is there a red button to the LEFT of the lock icon? That's the shutdown
    DP, Sep 18, 2007
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