Shutting down Windows based computers with Command Prompt

How to shut down your windos PC with CMD

There are going to be times when you are unable to manually shut down a computer as well as doing so from the start menue. This is when it’s useful to be able to access the Command Prompt and do so the old fashion way.


First. Start->Run->CMD; if possible run as admin;

Second. Type “shutdown” in the open command prompt window;

Third. View the of shut down commands;


FOURTH. Type “shutdown /s” to shutdown your computer;

FIFTH. Type “shutdown /r “to restart your Windows OS device.

SIXTH. Type shutdown /l” to log off your computer.

SEVENTH. Type “shutdown /a“to abort the shutdown process before it times out.

EIGHT. Type shutdown to view more choices in system shutdown process.




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