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Old 20-08-2009
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MS-Dos shutdown command?

What is the shutdown command for windows? I want to shutdown the pc through command prompt, and even for restart which command to use?

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Old 20-08-2009
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Re: MS-Dos shutdown command?

Shutdown is the command for shutdown. and There is no commands built into DOS for rebooting, though you might be able to find an utility to do such.
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Old 20-08-2009
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Re: MS-Dos shutdown command?

You only need to use the -r parameter with shutdown command for reboot. About Shutdown Command

shutdown [{-l|-s|-r|-a}] [-f] [-m [\\ComputerName]] [-t xx] [-c "message"] [-d[u][p]:xx:yy]
  • -l : Logs off the current user, this is also the defualt. -m ComputerName takes precedence.
  • -s : Shuts down the local computer.
  • -r : Reboots after shutdown.
  • -a : Aborts shutdown. Ignores other parameters, except -l and ComputerName. You can only use -a during the time-out period.
  • -f : Forces running applications to close.
  • -m [\\ComputerName] : Specifies the computer that you want to shut down.
  • -t xx : Sets the timer for system shutdown in xx seconds. The default is 20 seconds.
  • -c "message" : Specifies a message to be displayed in the Message area of the System Shutdown window. You can use a maximum of 127 characters. You must enclose the message in quotation marks.
  • -d [u][p]:xx:yy : Lists the reason code for the shutdown. The following table lists the different values.
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Old 20-08-2009
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Re: MS-Dos shutdown command?

Refer to following threads:

How to reboot Windows XP from command line
shutdown pc from dos prompt
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