Registry Home > Hardware

Power the Computer Off After Shutdown (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

This setting controls whether Windows should automatically power down or reboot your computer once it has finished the shutdown process.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
Download a free trial now!

Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new string value, or modify the existing value, called PowerdownAfterShutdown and set it to "1" to power off the computer at shutdown, or "0" to reboot.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This feature must be supported by the computer's BIOS.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|PowerdownAfterShutdownREG_SZ"1"|
-
|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...|
-
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: PowerdownAfterShutdown
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = power down)

>> Recommended Download - check, repair and optimize your registry now with Registry Mechanic <<

Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 20, 2002