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Timed PC Shutdown

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by firestormer, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    Now this will be nothing new to most advanced users but i think its usefull for all so here it is for all the rest.

    Very simple

    Start > Run > Cmd > shutdown -s -t xxxx

    Where xxxx is the time in seconds before you want your PC to shutdown.

    Nice and easy no messing around with Scheduled tasks ect.
     
  2. dr911

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    firestormer,

    What OS (Operating System) does this work on. I've tried it with 98SE.....nothing !!!
    I get a message saying "Cannot find the file "Cmd"(or one of it's componets).
     
  3. JohnWill

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    You can also schedule shutdown with task scheduler, so you can have it shutdown anytime. :)
     
  4. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    This works with XP.

    To launch command prompt in 98 you must type something different but i cant remember what. try cmd.exe that might work, or command.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    For W98, use the following command in a batch file or run by the scheduler.

    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx 8
     
  6. mydogtoby

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    This also works with XP - thanks.
     
  7. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    Dos'nt work on vista time is limited to 99 sec
     
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    For Vista, try scheduling SHUTDOWN.
     
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    I always use this with XP. Very annoying that vista has a 600 sec limit (10 min).
     
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