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    Default Error Winlog.exe when shutting down PC

    I recently installed Windows 8 release preview and noticed the while shutting it down it throws an error Winlog.exe. Under that error it says

    "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into Drive E".

    After repeatedly clicking on the cancel button the screen appears to go blank but the laptop does not shutdown. On clicking the power button it resumes windows like it was on standby

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    Default Re: Error Winlog.exe when shutting down PC

    Go to Power Options, Change what the power button does, choose Change settings that are unavailable and uncheck Fast Start. This is still known problem with some windows 8 computers.

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    Default Re: Error Winlog.exe when shutting down PC

    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly View Post
    I recently installed Windows 8 release preview and noticed the while shutting it down it throws an error Winlog.exe. Under that error it says

    "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into Drive E".

    After repeatedly clicking on the cancel button the screen appears to go blank but the laptop does not shutdown. On clicking the power button it resumes windows like it was on standby
    Hi,

    1. Press Win+R , type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box.

    2. It will bring up the Device Manager. Under Disk drives tree, right click on USB mass storage devices and select Disable.

    3. Exit Device Manager. Again try to shut down, it should work now.

    Hope this helps

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    Default Re: Error Winlog.exe when shutting down PC

    PS:
    Most of us, well some of us, are using the Quick Shutdown shortcut either on our desktop or in our Task Bar.

    It speeds up the process and alleviates many shutdown problems.

    I've been using the Quick shutdown shortcut since Win-98. It works!

    It's posted in many places on this forum.

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    Default Re: Error Winlog.exe when shutting down PC

    Just look in my Tutorial: Taking the scary out. I have included these Shutdown/Restart shortcuts there.

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    Default Re: Error Winlog.exe when shutting down PC

    That's the reason we test these beta OS's, to find bugs so they can be fixed. Unfortunately MS cannot cover all PC setups with all the various S/W installed. The above just proves this axiom.

    In most of the setups, this bug was not apparent. We try our best to figure out what might be happening even though we have never seen this symptom in the past. Sometimes we are successful, sometimes not. That is the strength of forums such as these. They allow input from many diverse people with diverse setups to help solve this unusual problems.

    Thanks for you answers and input!

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