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Windows 7: Standard Windows batch script not working

26 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Standard Windows batch script not working

I am trying to run a simple shutdown script..easy no big deal
shutdown -r -t 00
And I created a desktop shortcut and assigned a hot key to it to speed up the process.

Problem is I try to launch the batch script and instead I get a command prompt window that goes to the script directory, types / activates CMD then does nothing? Prior doing this in XP worked like a charm, why does it not work in Windows 7? I also tried to run the script as administrator AND checked permissions and took ownership and also tried running it in compatability mode, still no luck.

Please help.

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26 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums!

Have you tried to run shutdown at a command prompt?
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26 Nov 2010   #3
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Just pressing the power button once on the pc does the same thing, wouldn't this be just as quick ? .... just a thought
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26 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Try creating a shortcut on the desktop that does not use a batch file:

1) Right-Click an unused part of the desktop, click "New", Click "Shortcut":
Standard Windows batch script not working-image2.jpg

2) Use "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /p" (without quotes) as the location of the item, then click "Next". You will obviously use your own desired parameters for the SHUTDOWN command instead of /p:
Standard Windows batch script not working-image3.jpg

3) Type a name for the shortcut, then click "Finish":
Standard Windows batch script not working-image4.jpg

4) Open the properties of the newly created shortcut, and change the shortcut key and/or icon according to your own desire:
Standard Windows batch script not working-image1.jpg

I use this to force an emmidiate shutdown of Windows if I don't want to install updates first...

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26 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Not really helpful in your case but the shutdown command would be
shutdown.exe –s –t 00
-r is reboot.
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26 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Your command worked fine in my system (i.e. re-booted it) - I simply typed it into the command prompt. Thus it should work, except it's possible that in your system execution of batch files is somehow restricted - by analogy with PowerShell scripts which are restricted by default. Check your Group Policy settings.
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