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#1 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:42 PM

Do you get tired of clicking start then shutdown the clicking shutdown again. Well you can make a custom icon to shut your pc down and place it on the desktop. right-click the desktop, choose New, then Shortcut. In the Command Line field, type "c:\winnt\system32\rundll32.exe user.exe,exitwindows" without the quotes. Click Next, then type a name (for instance, "Shutdown"). Click Finish to complete the process and create the icon. Now all you need to do is double-click it and your system will begin the shutdown process. This i think will work in all windows systems. But i have not tested it on all systems. It will work on 2000,98 and i think XP. You test and find out(lol)
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Heres a thought:Ever wondered why you have to click START to shutdown you pc? Lol!!

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 11:33 PM

I've XP Home. I attempted to make the shut-down shortcut, but my system
says it doesn't have the file - "c:\winnt\system32\rundll32...etc".

I guess I broke it with all the messing around I've been doing lately (?). LOL!

Not a problem though - I'll just continue to use the one stroke keys on my keyboard
for "Power", "Sleep" & "Wake Up" - - they're quicker anyway.

Thanks for the tipper though and the others you've been posting too!

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#3 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:42 AM

Your welcome. Yes xp does have programable keys. But its a good tip for 98 users or just for fun!

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 05:41 PM

I just tried and I got the same, could not find the file etc. I have Windows ME. Darn, and that sounded so cool. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 08:23 PM

Im sorry it didnt work yall. Please keep checking in. I will hopefully find a fix for that ok. I will try anyways. I have succesfully did it on my 98 pc. Let me check.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 08:37 PM

For those of you that could not get it to work, change it from c:\winnt\system32\.... to c:\windows\system32\....

I couldn't get it to work with XP pro, however, this does work:

%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00

The "00", which you can change, is the pause in seconds. Change the "-s" to "-r" for restart.

Edited by HuckerJ, 23 July 2004 - 09:33 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 09:26 PM

Using... c:\windows\system32\... did not work eiether. Looking forward to other suggestions. Thanks guys.
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 09:40 PM

I checked it out on a 98 computer and found that rundll.exe isn't in the system32 directory.Try rundll and rundll32.
c:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows

Edited by HuckerJ, 23 July 2004 - 09:43 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 09:57 PM

No worries cows is here!
Ok visit this link for XP home. The one above is for 98. Here is for Xp:
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=316

And if that dont work heres another site for it:
http://www.tech-forums.net/computer/topic/3620.html

Hope thsi helps you all. I think the first one works with Xp and ME. I hope it does because i could not find one that works just for ME,sorry. I hope it works. Here is yet another linkl that says it works for ME,95,98.
http://home.earthlink.net/~leetutor/DoWin/...ut/shutdown.htm

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:15 PM

Success!!!! I used the third link.. It worked perfect on my Windows ME. Thanks again!!! :thumbsup:

Edited by scarlett, 07 March 2005 - 10:34 AM.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:40 PM

Wow! Glad it worked!!!! :thumbsup: A little research for me and yet another happy person! Lol glad you liked it! Keep checking all my links for more tips and tricks.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 03:06 PM

No worries cows is here!
Ok visit this link for XP home. The one above is for 98. Here is for Xp:
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=316

And if that dont work heres another site for it:
http://www.tech-forums.net/computer/topic/3620.html

Hope thsi helps you all. I think the first one works with Xp and ME. I hope it does because i could not find one that works just for ME,sorry. I hope it works. Here is yet another linkl that says it works for ME,95,98.
http://home.earthlink.net/~leetutor/DoWin/...ut/shutdown.htm

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Thank you! it worked.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 03:56 PM

this is what ive used for a few years now it shuts it down then restarts it...

%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 5

this one just shuts it down...

%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 10

ive also learned to make a cancel one just incase i accidentally click the shutdown one

heres the one for the cancellation...

%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -a

tats why i keep time on there just incase i accidentally hit it...or if a friend is trying to shut off my comp while in on it :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 10:27 AM

when you have this screen
start -- > run --> and write: shutdown -a

and update your windows

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 02:09 PM

I have always used the one posted by mictamcody2000, works for Vista too.




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