Windows 8 Pro Upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. My PC will not shutdown. I have to hold the power button to switch off.



My PC had been happily working on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, and all drivers were working fine.

I ran an upgrade check and all seemed ok to run the Windows 8 Pro 64bit upgrade, keeping my settings. So I did not do a full clean install.

I kept all my settings when I carried out the Windows 8 Pro 64bit upgrade.


Everything seemed to work fine, and the PC restarted without incident and also I checked for Windows 8 updates, which loaded fine.

All my devices appear to be working, but when I select the power option to SHUTDOWN my PC it goes into shut down, my screen then shows no signal, but the actual PC does not turn itself off.


I have to manually hold the power button in on my PC before the power will switch off.


I have disabled "Turn on Fast Start Up" feature, but this does not seem to have fixed the problem. 


On boot up I then get an error message, and details of a file location.


Every time I switch the PC back on I get an error message and a reference to files in Minidump and also in AppData\Local|TEMP


I cannot open the .dmp files, and I cannot see the .XML file.


I am at a loss to understand how I might resolve this.


Has anyone any suggestions how I might fix this?

Try doing a Refresh (not a Restore). If still no joy, a Reset should fix it. See
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 117 Applies to: