Timed PC Shutdown

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firestormer

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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.
 
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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).
 

JohnWill

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

firestormer

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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.
 

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
 

MMJ

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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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