Rudi Thanks for your answer and your time. Though, i'm afraid i cannot reproduce the bug -
1) the reason why i wanted to restart my server machine was the Mirror driver not taken into account by uVNC1095 (so said the "Check Video Hook Driver" msgbox). I had it checked during installation. But something went bad during install cause old uVNC 105 server was still registered, and 1095 install did not replaced it properly. I uninstalled it via uVNC 105 "uninstall service", then quitting any instance of uVNC 105, starting uVNC 1095, and use "install service". Still, no mirror driver. I tried to install it manually with setupdrv.exe / install.bat. Nothing. So I planned to restart, and at that point, the bug reported happened.
2) After restart, Windows 7 tipped me of installation of TWO mirror drivers... But still not active : need to restart again
3) After Second restart, mirror driver was rightly installed and "Check Video Hook Driver" msgbox returns "1.00.22 driver Active access ok".
The bug reported staged at step 1). At step 3, I cannot reproduce the bug anymore : Such as you, I perfectly keep access to grey "Force restart" screen.
So I'm sorry for the time you spent on this, I guess the only outcome is : Uninstall manually all previous Ultra VNC server before 1095 install (which is quite common sense anyway when your not in rush
I still think A HARD REBOOT standalone option would be a great feature in UltraVNC.
Meanwhile, If you have access to another computer of the LAN of your target frozen machine, you can use commandline :
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shutdown /m \\MYFROZENMACHINE /r /f /t 0
... or a good old telnet server (if you thought to install it via Control Panel/Programs/Windows Features)
Other freeware tools to remotely reboot :
Kutin Reboot Service : run as a discrete service, 4mb in memory + optional 10mb stack in case of memory overflow, admin via HTTP interface GET password, optional SSL, or direct client connection
ServersCheck RemoteBooting : run as discrete service, 8m in memory, admin via HTTP interface FORM password. No direct client connection.[/list]