Shutdown.exe does not work

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by Guest, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest 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.
     
    Guest, Feb 19, 2007
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  2. 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.
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Feb 19, 2007
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  3. 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.
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Feb 19, 2007
    #3
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