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Windows 7: shutdown.exe doesn't work

25 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
shutdown.exe doesn't work

Hey guys,
I've been seeing a problem with my system's shutdown file. This file, C:\Windows\System32\Shutdown.exe appears to never work whenever I try running it. I need this because during a scan or backup overnight, I like to be able to set a task to turn off the computer at a certain time so it isn't on all night. This issue has been around ever since I got my computer a year ago and not I decided I wanted to figure out what is wrong. I don't have a problem when normally shutting down the computer. I have tried both running as admin and creating my own shutdown.bat file, but no matter what nothing happens; a small window with text shows up for half a second and disappears. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?


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26 Dec 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Hello jetblast96. Welcome to the forum.

Are you using the Task Scheduler to perform this?
Task Scheduler - Create New Task

That is the best way to do it.
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07 Feb 2013   #3

windows 7 X64

I am using Task Scheduler and Shutdown does not work for me either. Running Window 7 X64.
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07 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

There's an EXE to shut down things? Like a virus?
hehe.... EHEHE... AHAHAHA!!

OT: i tried to do that on task scheduler and no worky windows 7 ultimate x64
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