TOSHIBA Flash Cards is a utility that supports the built-in flash card in your computer. It replaces the old Windows Hotkey Utility and also provides the Hotkey Utility (Fn key) to perform assigned functions. TOSHIBA Flash Cards are usually pre-installed in Toshiba laptops, so Toshiba users find them on their machines to begin with.
But many users complain that Toshiba flash cards don’t allow the device to shut down on reboot. Are you also having trouble solving the problem? Then you have come to the right place.
Why won’t Toshiba flash cards allow Windows PC to shut down?
- Some updates to your operating system may have made the software incompatible, so you should download the latest version.
- Your Toshiba function key software may be corrupted and malfunctioning. When Windows is about to shut down, it sends a signal to other applications to quit, but this program does not respond.
How to resolve the issue when Toshiba flash cards won’t allow you to shut down your Windows computer?
Uninstalling the Toshiba Function Key software
- Some users report that uninstalling the Toshiba Function Key software can solve the problem.
- Change the display by type to Category, and then click Uninstall Software under Programs.
- In the list of installed programs, navigate to Toshiba Function Key, right-click and select Uninstall.
- Click Yes to confirm the uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
- Now check if the “Toshiba flash cards prevent a shutdown” problem persists.
Disabling the Toshiba Function Keys main module
As you know, Toshiba flash cards have many shortcuts to execute commands. However, sometimes the hotkeys are not fully compatible with the operating system. This may cause Toshiba Flash Cards to shut down.
- Right-click in the Start menu and select Task Manager from the context menu.
- Click the “Startup” tab, then right-click on the “Toshiba Function Key Main Module” entry and select “Disable”.
- Then restart your computer and check if the problem with the Toshiba flash card preventing the shutdown has been resolved.
- If the error persists, you can reactivate the module by following the steps above.
Registry key modification
Since this procedure modifies a registry key, we recommend that you back up the registry to avoid unexpected problems.
- Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box, then type Regedit and press Enter.
- In the left search box, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop.
- Navigate to an entry called AutoEndTasks. If you can’t find it, right-click anywhere in the registry editor and select New -> String Value to create a new entry.
- Right-click on the created entry and select Edit.
- Then change the value to 1 in the edit window and click OK to save your changes.
- You can now reboot your Toshiba laptop by clicking Start -> Power -> Reboot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Disabling Toshiba's main function keypad. As you know, Toshiba flash cards have many shortcut keys to execute commands. However, sometimes the hotkeys are not fully compatible with the operating system. This can cause Toshiba flash cards to be disabled.
Find - to the right of the Start button, type "Task Manager"; when the Task Manager appears, click the Start tab; click on "Toshiba main function key module" and "Disable".
- Click on "Start" and select "All Programs/All Applications".
- Double-click on Toshiba and select "Utilities".
- Find and click on Flash Card Settings.
- Check the "Disable all function keys" box and click "Apply".
TOSHIBA Flash Cards is a utility that uses a card-like design. It replaces the "Hot Key Utility", which is the traditional Windows utility. When you press a certain key at the same time as the Fn key, the function assigned to that key is executed (hotkey function). Not all utilities are available for all models and operating systems.