Shortcut for Hibernation - How?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jason_ty, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. jason_ty

    jason_ty Guest

    After reading the article how to add an shutcut key for locking your workstation, I find it very useful and was wondering if anyone knows if possible to create an equivalent for shutdown and hibernation?
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Right click on an open area of the desktop
    Select New / Shortcut
    Enter in "shutdown -s -t 00" - no quotes
    Press the Next button
    For the name, enter in anything you like. I just use shutdown. Click on the Finish button.

    For a reboot, enter "shutdown -r -t 00"
    For a logoff, enter "shutdown -l -t 00"

    Shutdown [{-l|-s|-r|-a}] [-f] [-m [\\ComputerName]] [-t xx] [-c "message"] [-d[p]:xx:yy]


    -l - Logs off the current user, this is also the defualt. -m ComputerName takes precedence.
    -s - Shuts down the local computer.
    -r - Reboots after shutdown.
    -a - Aborts shutdown. Ignores other parameters, except -l and ComputerName. You can only use -a during the time-out period.
    -f - Forces running applications to close.
    -m [\\ComputerName] - Specifies the computer that you want to shut down.
    -t xx - Sets the timer for system shutdown in xx seconds. The default is 20 seconds.
    -c "message" - Specifies a message to be displayed in the Message area of the System Shutdown window. You can use a maximum of 127 characters. You must enclose the message in quotation marks.

    But keep in mind, this will not auto turn off the computer because if you use the shutdown command it does not make the ACPI call to turn off the comp and I currently do not think it is possible to do that. Another easy way for fast shutdown is just set it under your power options that when you hit the power button on your comp it does a shutdown...lot easier then icons and such :)

    As for hibernation sorry no idea how to go about doing that using a dll reference or command :(