I need to be able to specify the computer to automatically shutdown at a pre-determined time. This is what I have tried already, but it did not work (or I did something wrong--do not know which. Created a shortcut points to shutdown.exe added to my scheduled tasks folder and told it to execute the above shortcut at a specific time/date. nothing happens at the appointed time. (also if I just type in run shutdown.exe I get a flicker of the black command box (the command starts) but then the box blinks off and the puter does nothing further. Any suggestions?? (Is there a better way to specify a shutdown time and have the computer close and shutoff??? Thanks for any help.