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I am working from windows 7, not xp. I need to be able to shutdown, restart and make my computer sleep, but buttons don't work to do so. They are all white with no highlighted area to show they can be

I am unable to use my shutdown, sleep and restart buttons on windows 7. The buttons are there, but just not highlighted as they normally would be if they could be used. They look like they are turned off or deselected, but I never did anything to lose use of them I tried to typegpedit.mcs, then enter, but that didn't work. I also tried to restore them to default and that didn't work. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME?

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You probably have a problem with permissions. Are you an administrator on the PC?

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SOURCE: How to schedule system shutdown in windows xp

Open 'notepad' type the following...
shutdown -f
save the file as c:\shutdown.bat (change the dropdown box from 'txt files' to 'all files' in the sav as dialog box)
go to Start-Programs-Accesories-System Tools-Scheduled Tasks 
Create new task - In the Schedule new task wizard you will see a list of programs followed by a 'browse' button on bottom left of the dialog box, click it and browse to the c:\shutdown.bat file... choose schedule and save, you WILL NEED to use an account that has a password associated with it, no accounts with blank passwords, wont work...
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That is not the virus problem. If it is driver problem it want to your computer properly down. So you would to try that are you properly shutdown any time? If it will not workig after our repairing, you would take off your laptop to the computer repairer shop.

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You need to borrow a XP cd so that you can repair your installation

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