Grover's Alternate method to shutdown computer after backup via a separate batch/command file.
While I cannot provide a fix or cure for your shutdown issue, I can suggest a workaround which should enable your computer to perform a routine shutdown following the completion of the backup. Rather than use TrueImage to instruct your computer to shutdown at end of a backup, consider using a different method whereas True Image enables Windows to perform the shutdown via a separate batch/command file.
Instructions for use with Windows 7: 1. Copy the entire command below into your clipboard. %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SHUTDOWN.EXE /s /t 180 /c "Shutdown in 180 seconds" /d p:4:1 2 . Go to Start/All Program/Accessories Right Click on Notepad Choose "Run an Administrator". Paste the contents of your clipboard into Notepad so that you see this data residing inside Notepad %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SHUTDOWN.EXE /s /t 180 /c "Shutdown in 180 seconds" /d p:4:1 (The copy/paste method much easier and more accurate. In this example, shutdown is pre-planned to occur 180 seconds after backups complete. You can change the 180 to another figure. Note: Windows 7 uses a "/" for commands. XP uses a "-".) 3. Perform a File Save as and save the file into the root of drive C by typing the drive letter-path and the name. C:\Timed-shutdown.CMD The resulting path would be C:\Timed-shutdown.CMD CLOSE NOTEPAD. 4. Create a new Disk & Partition backup task and GO TO:Disk Backup Options/Advanced Tab/Pre-Post Commands/ Use Custom commands/Post Window. (Confirm you have selected the POST option--not the PRE option). Click the Edit button and browse to COMPUTER/DRIVE C and select the TIMED-SHUTDOWN.CMD file (from the root of Drive C) and click OPEN. The result should make the TIMED-SHUTDOWN.CMD appear inside the command window. Click OK Instructions continued below.
5. Double check to make sure the Acronis shutdown option setting is no longer checked inside the Disk Backup Options/Advance tab. 6. If finished with task creation, Click the Backup Later option to finalize the task creation. 7. . Every time the backup runs, at the end of the backup, you should get a desktop message indicating shutdown will occur in 180 seconds. ----------------------------------------------------- Troubleshooting before use. 8. Strongly recommend you add a desktop shortcut which will enable you to cancel the shutdown from completion if you wish to continue using the computer or for testing purposes. Right click on some empty space on your desktop Choose New Choose Shortcut Type the location of the item (which is) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SHUTDOWN.EXE /A Click NEXT Type a name for the shortcut (which is) Stop Timed Shutdown Click Finish use your mouse pointer and grab hold of the shortcut and move its location to a location of your choosing. I put mine in lower left corner of the desktop. 9. . One of the first tests should be open Windows Explore and browse to Drive C. Locate and DBL CLICK on Timed-Shutdown.CMD The shutdown in 180 seconds alert Window should appear on your desktop. To prevent the shutdown from completing, press the Stop Timed Shutdown desktop shortcut completed in step #8. A successful test should indicate that the same will be successful as part of your backup command. Use these procedures as part of manual or scheduled backup. Good Luck! Edit & addition: In item 1 above, if a delay shoud be needed prior to the shutdown command, this is an alternative for item 1. %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\TIMEOUT.EXE /T 60 %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SHUTDOWN.EXE /s /t 180 /c "Shutdown in 180 seconds" /d p:4:1 =============== Addendum
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