How to shut down a computer running Windows from the Command Prompt
by Jared E. Thomson
First off, you need to open MSDos (CMD). Type in the following:
After typeing SHUTDOWN, add the following to the end of the SHUTDOWN Command:
| Text | Action |
| -s | Shutdown and Power off the computer |
| -c "Comment" | Add a comment |
| -t xx | Time before shutdown |
|-a |Abort |
SHUTDOWN -s -c "Ha Ha, I Shut Down your computer!!!!" -t 60
That will Turn your computer off in 60sec and display the message.
WARNING: After you start this, you can not stop it!!!! (unless you know how.....)
Step 1: Run CMD.exe
Go to Start > All Programs > Acsessories > Command Prompt
Step 2: Type Command
Type "SHUTDOWN" Then add a space. DO NOT PUSH ENTER!!!
Step 3: Special Instructions
Add the following:
-s -c "Your Text Here" -a -t 60
-s Shuts Down the computer
-c " " Adds a comment (Replace Your text here with, well... your text!)
-t Specifies the ammount of time before the Shutdown Starts (60 Seconds)
DO NOT PRESS ENTER!!!
Step 4: Finish
WARNING: YOU CAN NOT STOP THE SHUTDOWN AFTER YOU HAVE STARTED IT!!!!
EDIT: Without this: SHUTDOWN -a
ends the shutdown process.
You can press enter now!