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Windows 7: I am an idiot.. Help? shutdown -s -t fail.

18 Dec 2009   #1
Ancient Fry up

Windows 7
I am an idiot.. Help? shutdown -s -t fail.

I used a shutdown command like this "shutdown -s -t 14400" which is 4 hours. But I was an idiot this morning and put "shutdown -s -t 144000" and now the shutdown part in the start menu is missing and I can not access the task manager...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #2


why don't u just kill the power??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #3
Ancient Fry up

Windows 7

Done that multiple times to no avail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Open an Elevated Command Prompt and simply re-enter the command. I would give a 30 second delay to ensure that it works, and then you can set it to whatever you want. Be careful of the 0s!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #5
Ancient Fry up

Windows 7

Thanks but that didn't seem to work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #6

Windows Seven x64

So do you want to just cancel the shutdown command?

If you are able to go into command prompt try this..
Go into Command Prompt and type in shutdown -a
That will abort your shutdown. You might have to go into elevated command prompt...

Hope that Helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #7
Ancient Fry up

Windows 7

Again thanks but it still doesn't seem to work.
It just says "Unable to abort the system shutdown because no shutdown was in progress.(1116)"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Unplug it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #9
Ancient Fry up

Windows 7

Done that..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #10
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

Hi ,

I assume this cause due to the Local Computer Policy settings of your PC.
To resolve it do the following steps it might work

Go to Start Menu Type gpedit.msc
Go for the following option:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar
Double click on Remove and Prevent Access to the Shut Down command
Select any one of the option "Not configured" or "Disabled"
Shut Down the Group Policy window.
Might need to reboot

Hope that helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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