auto shutdown?!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by blake, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. blake

    blake Guest

    Hi, could anyone tell me how to turn on the auto shutdown function.... without punching on the power button.
    ; )
  2. chooch

    chooch Guest

    There's a few ways of doing this you could create a shortcut with the following:

    shutdown -s -f

    This would create a shortcut that you could click on, you could also set it to reboot by replacing -s with a -r

    If you want your system to shutdown automatically at certain time you would need to write a batch file (just make the extension .bat or .cmd, i.e. shutdown.bat) type the command listed above in the batch file and save it to you Windows or Winnt directory. Go to a DOS prompt by typing cmd on the run command box or from Start\Programs\Accessories folder select Command Prompt. At the command prompt type the following:

    AT 23:00 /every:m,t,w,th,f,s,su shutdown.cmd

    You could change the time to what ever you want it to be, it needs to be in military format, or if your looking for a specific date it could also be changed. Hope this helps.
  3. allan

    allan Guest

  4. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

    Arlington, TX
    Or you could create a scheduled task that shuts it down whever you want. Windows XP recognizes "shutdown" as a valid command so you would simply tell the task to perform "shutdown" like a run command and it will work. I believe "restart" and "standby" are valid commands too.