Tuesday, January 08, 2008

How To Stop Processes from Shutting Down Windows

If you ever come across your Windows shutting down unexpected by some process, then use this command to terminate such processes : shutdown -a

This command, issued through a DOS prompt, shuts down such offending processes.

Further description of the command is as such:

Usage: shutdown [-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 [u][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)

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