Shutdown.exe does not work


G

Guest

Tryed linking a button on my keyboard to shutdown.exe but it does not work. I
tryed clicking on shutdown.exe and a dos screen quickly appears and
disappears and thats all that happens.Running XP home SP2 with all available
updates.
 
P

Pegasus \(MVP\)

marker2 said:
Tryed linking a button on my keyboard to shutdown.exe but it does not work. I
tryed clicking on shutdown.exe and a dos screen quickly appears and
disappears and thats all that happens.Running XP home SP2 with all available
updates.
Shutdown.exe does not work by itself - it requires
some switches. You could try this:
- Click Start / Run / cmd {OK}
- Type this command:
shutdown {Enter}
- Pick the switches that are appropriate for you.
- Type this command:
notepad c:\Windows\MyShutdown.bat {Enter}
- Type these lines:
@echo off
shutdown {Add your switches here}
- Save & close the file.
- Test it by typing this command:
MyShutdown {Enter}
- When it works, link the desired button to c:\Windows\MyShutdown.bat.
 
R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

You need to supply a command-line parameter for Shutdown.exe to run. To see the the list of arguments supported by shutdown.exe, type this in Start-Run:

cmd /k shutdown.exe

or type:

cmd /k shutdown.exe /?

- - -
Usage: shutdown.exe [-i | -l | -s | -r | -a] [-f] [-m \\computername] [-t xx] [-
c "comment"] [-d up:xx:yy]

No args Display this message (same as -?)
-i Display GUI interface, must be the first option
-l Log off (cannot be used with -m option)
-s Shutdown the computer
-r Shutdown and restart the computer
-a Abort a system shutdown
-m \\computername Remote computer to shutdown/restart/abort
-t xx Set timeout for shutdown to xx seconds
-c "comment" Shutdown comment (maximum of 127 characters)
-f Forces running applications to close without warning
-d [p]:xx:yy The reason code for the shutdown u is the user code
p is a planned shutdown code
xx is the major reason code (positive integer less than 256)
yy is the minor reason code (positive integer less than 65536)

- - -

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Tryed linking a button on my keyboard to shutdown.exe but it does not work. I
tryed clicking on shutdown.exe and a dos screen quickly appears and
disappears and thats all that happens.Running XP home SP2 with all available
updates.
 

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