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KatyComputer  
#1 Posted : Friday, March 30, 2018 3:08:43 AM(UTC)
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Logmein has "Hard Reboot" feature it's described as:
Reboots as quickly as possible. This option will not allow Windows to terminate gracefully, so you might lose unsaved data. Since rebooting is immediate (just like pressing the reset button) you will not receive any sort of feedback from LogMeIn when clicking this button.

Anyone know of a way to duplicate this feature in ScreenConnect?

I had a workstation that wouldn't restart, it was stuck during a restart. I tried the normal ScreenConnect & command-line options, couldn't get the computer to restart, I went into my Logmein console and was able to restart the computer using the Hard Reboot feature.

SoCo_Systems  
#2 Posted : Friday, March 30, 2018 10:27:55 AM(UTC)
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I remember a few discussions about it, but I don't think a hard-reboot option was ever added.
http://forum.screenconne...t-a-pc-that-is-hung.aspx

One suggestion I've seen is to run:
taskkill /IM wininit.exe /F

I haven't tried it myself.
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KatyComputer  
#3 Posted : Friday, March 30, 2018 11:29:27 AM(UTC)
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Thank you. I hadn't seen "taskkill /IM wininit.exe /F" until now.
KatyComputer  
#4 Posted : Friday, March 30, 2018 11:32:29 AM(UTC)
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Trying it on my computer:
C:\WINDOWS\system32>taskkill /IM wininit.exe /F
ERROR: The process "wininit.exe" with PID 744 could not be terminated.
Reason: Access is denied.

Looks like we are on right path, need to go a different direction :-)
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