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Don't worry! I tested the script twice! it works fine and there shouldn't be anything to fear if you don't mess around and just get the backup.

Be careful, but don't worry too much..
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done and i have a RegBackUp file on desktop with the icon like u put in your message...

Now?
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Now we will proceed with the fix... if you trust me :)

Please Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) the following into Notepad:
(Notepad is available at Start>All Programs>Accessories>Notepad)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"noclose"=dword:00000000
"NoFileMenu"=dword:00000000

Go to File and click Save As:
  • On the Save In: click on the drop-down menu and select Desktop
  • In File Name: type in RegFix.reg
  • In Save as Type: use the drop-down menu to change it to All Files
Click Save.
Exit Notepad

On your desktop should now be:
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Right-Click on RegFix and select Merge
Ok any prompts you may get, and your done! Good job! Just restart your computer and then let me know if the shutdown button is up and running again!
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ok, 1 question....

if this doesnt go 100%, then would corrceting it be a long task.

I ask as , at the moment my problem is just that shut down is missing but it doesnt affect the working of my laptop in any way and I really REALLY do need my laptop functional, so just trying to prioritize now.

Also, I do not have any other PC so even if this doesnt go exactly as ur plan , would I stil be able to use it and connect to the net to ask you for steps to correct it etc.?

Last question is What exactly are we tring to merge? I mean for me to understand,, can you explain in brief please.

Ofcourse, not doubting anything but just trying to prioritize accoridng to my situation....
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hi sorry, will be away for 5 mins as just saw a message in my earlier post in antivirus forum that I need to download a software and run it to clean the tools used to cler the viruses and the reboot and then need to turn off my system restore and rebooot and then turn it back again. Want to finish that first before we do this? Hopefully OK with you! If not resond quickly pls.
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I can see you are very concerned.. I have tested this already, but if you wish; I will question one of my teachers...

I risked screwing up my own computer to make sure I wouldn't screw up yours. But the thing is, the script can't do anything wrong... All the information I got, I took from the stuff I got you to paste here.

The other thing comes before this so go ahead...

if this doesnt go 100%, then would corrceting it be a long task.


Not really... I don't expect things to go bad... If they did go bad, then I seriously doubt that anything as severe as what you are saying would happen... If things didn't go 100% right, then the worst would probably be that you still can't use shutdown option...

I'll talk to you later today/tomorrow after I talk with one of my teachers...
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Dear piano9playa5,

Thanks for all your help. I will await your confirmation and will the progress as advised.

Will be checking for updates. Would be helpful if you can tell me what time would you be online as would like to carry on the action whilst u are online.

Cheers!!
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You can see what the two values that are being changed represent.

noclose: Removes Shut Down from the Start menu and disables the Shut Down button in the Windows Security dialog box.

NoFileMenu: Removes the File menu from My Computer and Windows Explorer, and disables the File menu in Internet Explorer.

By resetting the data to "0" as will be done by merging the registry script above, you will be re-enabling them, which may get your shutdown button back.
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RatHat is my teacher :) proceed if you wish..

Will be checking for updates. Would be helpful if you can tell me what time would you be online as would like to carry on the action whilst u are online.


I'm online now :) I have an agreement with RatHat, if I am going to work with you on the registry, all my instructions will be first checked... It may slow things down a bit as we will not all be online at the same time, but it is safer..
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thank you, all done....

restarting now to see if its worked.....
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Success!!! :)

The Turn Off Button has returned. Awesome.. :) :) :)

Thank you SO MUCH!! You are definately another asset to the geekstogo team.

Final question: Do I need to do anything to the files I created or need to do any clean up etc.?

If not then ALL DONE!! My sincere regards and appreciation.

Cheers!!!!
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Glad to hear that... :)
Yes you can remove any files we made..
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Great !!i will delete them!!

Thanks again!!

Cheers!! BTW, Happy 2009
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1 more question

dont close the therad 1 sec
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Great !!i will delete them!!

Thanks again!!

Cheers!! BTW, Happy 2009


Happy 2009 to you too... :)

EDIT: Thanks to RatHat too

1 more question

dont close the therad 1 sec


okay...

Edited by piano9playa5, 01 January 2009 - 09:11 PM.

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