ShutDownGuard-Prevents Windows Restarts

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ShutDownGuard-Prevents Windows Restarts

Postby TeMerc » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:00 pm

How many times have you installed a driver, system update, or other application that essentially demanded a reboot that you couldn't prevent? If you're lucky, you have the option to save your work and any open files before the installer reboots your computer. But, if you're unlucky, you miss the opportunity, and before you know it you're staring at a blank screen.

ShutDownGuard is a handy, free app that makes sure you never have to suffer through an unexpected reboot again. Whether it's Windows Update or a driver download, ShutDownGuard makes sure you reboot your computer only when you want to.

No one should know the pain of waking up in the morning, or coming home from work in the evening, to find that their computer has rebooted itself. It gets worse if you were in the middle of a file transfer or massive copy that you let run while you were away, and now that your computer has rebooted, you have no idea whether it actually completed successfully. At the same time, using Windows Automatic Update is one of the best things you can do for your system to keep it patched up; it's just the automatic reboot at the end that's a pain.
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Re: ShutDownGuard-Prevents Windows Restarts

Postby kabo0m » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:45 pm

Yeah I hate that. Checking that out now. Thx! :) t*u
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Re: ShutDownGuard-Prevents Windows Restarts

Postby Mindblower » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:16 am

Did anyone read the comment? User said the computer rebooted with a 5 min countdown even with this program in place. Check the date, and note NO replies, Mindblower!
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