Quick ShutDownWindows XP:
Start by creating a new shortcut ( right click anywhere on an open place on your desktop and choose New--> Shortcut).
To create a Shortcut to Shutdown Windows XP, without restarting .
Then in the command line box type ( without the quotes )
"SHUTDOWN -s -t 01"
Name this shortcut *Shutdown *
this shortcut will shutdown Windows XP with a one second delay.
Caution : Creating shortcuts to the above and clicking on it will shut down your computer almost immediately. Please remember to close any open (programs ) MS Word, Mail, Smileycons, etc) or you might lose important data.
Be safe, close all running programs before clicking on the above shortcut. It's better to be safe than sorry !
This is what I was looking for ... I had used it before.
I also added a RED X ( Icon ) to mine..and pinned it to my Start Menu .
To do this I right clicked the shortcut .. then on properties.. you'll get a pop-up screen .. click >>the shortcut tab ,down near the bottom .. Click on >> Change Icon a pop-up screen with all kinds of Icons show.. choose one you like for your Shortcut... click it >>then , click Ok , click Ok again to close the window.
That's it !!