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Reboot or shut down PC quickly
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/26/2005 | Miscellaneous Page 1 | Unrated
Reboot or shut down PC quickly

Here's how you can set up a restart button on your desktop:

1. Create a shortcut (Right-click on desktop, select New > Shortcut).

2. For location, type the following:

shutdown -r -t 0

3. Click Next, enter a name for the shortcut ("Restart" is appropriate), and click Finish.

When you click your Restart shortcut, Windows XP will reboot *automagically*!

The "-r" switch tells XP to reboot. If you'd like the shortcut to shut off your PC instead, change it to "-s"; to simply log off, change it to "-l". The "-t 0" sets the timeout (in seconds), so up this value if you find the need for it. To force running applications to close, add "-f" -- be careful with this one!

For more information on Shutdown, type "shutdown" in a command prompt window (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt), or search for Shutdown in Windows XP's Help and Support Center.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    No indication of implications. (eg. "-f be carefull with this one"
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What do you mean: add "-f" -- be careful with this one! What will happen? A Crash? Corruption of programs? Disable some program, operating system? Like, WHAT????????
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is cool! but, does the system get affected by this strange shutdown method?
     
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