Shutdown Timer Using Command In Windows

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Shutdown Timer Using Command In Windows

Command Prompt (executable name cmd.exe) is the Microsoft-supplied command-line interpreter on OS/2, Windows CE and on Windows NT-based operating systems (including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 and Server 2008).
Sometimes its a big convenience if you can set a timer to shutdown Windows after a specific amount of time. This helps when you are waiting for a download or an installation to finish. Personally I find a shutdown timer very useful when waiting for downloads to complete or listening to music while dozing off.

How To Use Shutdown Timer Using Command In Windows :
  • Open the command prompt by pressing Windows Key + R then type the "cmd" and hit OK, This will open the command prompt.

  • Now, Type the code below and Press Enter :
    shutdown -s -t 3600
    (Above command is use for 1 hour (3600 seconds) you can change it according to your demand)

How To Cancel Shutdown Timer Using Command In Windows :
  • If you need to cancel a shutdown in progress.You need to Open the command prompt again by pressing Windows Key + R then type the "cmd" and hit OK.

  • Now, Type the code below and Press Enter
    shutdown -a

Advance Description of Shutdown Command In Windows:
Command :
shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e] [/f]
    [/m \\computer][/t xxx][/d [p|u:]xx:yy [/c "comment"]]
Description:
No args
Display help. This is the same as typing /?.
-i
Display the graphical user interface (GUI).This must be the first option.
-l
Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d options.
-s
Shutdown the computer.
-r
Shutdown and restart the computer.
-g        
Shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is rebooted, restart any registered applications.
-a
Abort a system shutdown. This can only be used during the time-out period.
-p
Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning. Can be used with /d and /f options.
-h
Hibernate the local computer. Can be used with the /f option.
-e
Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer.
-f
Force running applications to close without forewarning users.
The /f parameter is implied when a value greater than 0 is specified for the /t parameter.
-m \\computername
Instruct a remote computer to shutdown (can be used with the restart & abort switches)
-t xx
Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds. The valid range is 0-315360000 (10 years), with a default of 30. If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f parameter is implied.
-c “comment”
Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown. Maximum of 512 characters allowed.
-d [u] [p]:xx:yy
yy  Provide the reason for the restart or shutdown.
p indicates that the restart or shutdown is planned.
u indicates that the reason is user defined.
If neither p nor u is specified the restart or shutdown is unplanned.
xx is the major reason number (positive integer less than 256).
yy is the minor reason number (positive integer less than 65536).

To get more details about shutdown command go to Command prompt and type shutdown -help or shutdown you will get more information about shutdown  command . If you have any queries regarding "Shutdown Timer Using Command In Windows" post it in below comment box.

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