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Win 2K Keyboard Shutdown Sequence? (Users)

posted by CluelessInSeattl(R), Seattle, USA, 06.05.2014, 18:37

> Does anyone here remember the keyboard sequence for shutting down or
> rebooting Windows 2000?

I found this set of instructions on the web at

Shut Down Windows 2000 Press Windows Key (don't hold it down)
Press U
Press S (To choose Shut Down from menu)
Press Enter

I tried it but instead of shutting down, the PC's power LED just switched from steady green glow to slow blinking on and off.

Could this mean that I've put the PC into sleep or hibernation or something like that?

I've tried pressing keys on the keyboard to try to get that power indicator LED to revert to being on steadily, but the keyboard seems to now be completely dead.

Have I painted myself into a corner?

I'd like to avoid having to shut down using the power button or having to resort to pulling the power cord, because you never know what you'll mess up doing that. And, now without a working monitor, I won't be able to see the prompts when I turn it back on.

I was hoping that a simple reboot might clear up the problem. But now I'm stuck.

If I can safely turn it off, I could try swapping in a different video card.

Any ideas? I'd be grateful for advice.

I guess I can always just pull the plug and then pull the HD and hook it up with a USB adapter to another computer and copy all the files over.

And I suppose I really need to hunt for a legacy Windows software/hardware forum to get help on this. Do you know of an active and reliable one?

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
Running MS-DOS 6.21


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