A Desktop Shutdown Shortcut No Longer Working


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For years I have used a desktop shortcut to shut down all versions of Windows since Win 7. This same shortcut has worked fine on all my Win 11 machines until recently. It no longer worked on 1 on the machines. The properties of the shortcut is %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 0

In trying to fix it, I tried running the Command Prompt as the Administrator and found out I couldn’t open it either. So, I booted into the mode where I could have booted to the Safe mode but saw an option the run the Command Prompt there. I ran SFC /SCANNOW and it found system errors and corrected them.

Next, from this same Command Prompt, I tried running DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth and got the message that the commands or switches were not valid commands even when I tried running them 1 at a time.

I then booted to the Safe mode and found out from there I could open the Command Prompt. So, I booted to the normal way and tried running the DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth command again and it ran perfectly. This also means I was once again able to open the Command prompt and also use the shortcut to shut down the computer once again.

It seems that for now I have solved the problem but my concern is why or what caused this to happen and is there anything that needs done to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Thanks
 

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Dude! Stuff happens!
With things like that happening on your PC, make dang sure that you have all your data files backed up to some external media, like a Flash Drive, DVD, etc.
Good Luck,
TM :cool:
PS: You might want to edit your Shutdown shortcut to use the forward slash ( / ), instead of the dash ( - ).
As per Windows own information. This printout is only a part of the full printout.
Shutdown syntax.jpg
 

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I have all my data backed up on multiple devices so I have no concerns there. There has to be a reason that the Command Prompt quit working and I have not been able to find an answer for that.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
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    ACPI x64-based PC
    CPU
    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
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    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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    ViewSonic
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    1920 x 1080
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    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
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    850 Watt Power Supply
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    19" high desktop
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    A lot of fans
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    Logitech
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It sounds like something may have happened to the "Shutdown.exe" command file.

And you didn't do the one thing that I probably would have done, first thing, , , and that is to do a System Restore. Eh?
That can solve just SO many little problems.
I rely on that so much, and have for many years, that I force a new Restore Point to be created on every Boot Up.
I have a little script that does that, and I've put that script in my Startup Folder.
Those restore points only build up on the HD to a point that I have preset, and then the old ones start dropping off into the ol' bit- bucket.
 

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  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64 22H2 22621.963
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard, ATI Radeon HD 3000
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts 650
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M185
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
It sounds like something may have happened to the "Shutdown.exe" command file.

And you didn't do the one thing that I probably would have done, first thing, , , and that is to do a System Restore. Eh?
That can solve just SO many little problems.
I rely on that so much, and have for many years, that I force a new Restore Point to be created on every Boot Up.
I have a little script that does that, and I've put that script in my Startup Folder.
Those restore points only build up on the HD to a point that I have preset, and then the old ones start dropping off into the ol' bit- bucket.
That sounds like a great idea about the Restore points. If possible, it would be nice to see your script. Is the script a batch file? As far as the Shutdown.exe goes, I believe somehow it and the Command Prompt stopped working for the same reason, whatever that is. Once I got the Command Prompt working again, the Shutdown.exe also started working again.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
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    Manufacturer/Model
    ACPI x64-based PC
    CPU
    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
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    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
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    850 Watt Power Supply
    Case
    19" high desktop
    Cooling
    A lot of fans
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    Logitech
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    Logitech
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    500 Mg
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    FF
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    Windows Defendor & Malwarebytes
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    2 Asus Blu-Ray burners - BW - 16D1HT
The script to create a new Restore Point is just that.... a .vbs script. (visual basic script)
' Created by: Shawn Brink
' Ten Forums - Windows 10 Help and Support Forum
' Tutorial: Create System Restore Point shortcut in Windows 10


Function GetOS
Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & ".\root\cimv2")
Set colOS = objWMI.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem")
For Each objOS in colOS
If instr(objOS.Caption, "Windows 11") Then
GetOS = "Windows 11"
End If
Next
End Function


Copy the text, in RED, above, and paste it into a Notepad document. Then save it with the name & extension of Restore.vbs

Place that script in your "Startup" folder, for a daily restore point.


In its original form, it was written for Windows 10, and will work for Win-10 again, if the number 11 was edited to say "10".

Good Luck,
TM :cool:
 

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  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64 22H2 22621.963
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard, ATI Radeon HD 3000
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts 650
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M185
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.

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    11 Pro 23H2 22631.2715
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    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
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    Lenovo
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    32GBDDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
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    Realtek HD Audio
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    LG E2442
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    1920x1080
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    2 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe SSD
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    Lenovo SFF
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    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
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    11 Pro 23H2 22631.2715
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    PC/Desktop
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
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    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
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    Lenovo
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    32GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
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    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
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    1920 x 1080
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    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe; 1 x Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
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    Lenovo Think Centre SFF
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    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
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Thank you both very much.
The script to create a new Restore Point is just that.... a .vbs script. (visual basic script)
' Created by: Shawn Brink
' Ten Forums - Windows 10 Help and Support Forum
' Tutorial: Create System Restore Point shortcut in Windows 10


Function GetOS
Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & ".\root\cimv2")
Set colOS = objWMI.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem")
For Each objOS in colOS
If instr(objOS.Caption, "Windows 11") Then
GetOS = "Windows 11"
End If
Next
End Function


Copy the text, in RED, above, and paste it into a Notepad document. Then save it with the name & extension of Restore.vbs

Place that script in your "Startup" folder, for a daily restore point.


In its original form, it was written for Windows 10, and will work for Win-10 again, if the number 11 was edited to say "10".

Good Luck,
TM :cool:
Well I got the VBS file created but not sure about where to place it as far as the Startup folder is concerned. If I look for the Startup folder in Win 11 settings I find Startup Apps but don't see a way to add the VBS script file to it. If I try this method:
  1. To add a program to startup, Press Windows+R to open the β€œRun” dialog box.
  2. Type β€œshell:startup” and then hit Enter to open the β€œStartup” folder.
  3. Create a shortcut in the β€œStartup” folder to any file, folder, or program's executable file. It will open on startup the next time you boot.
I find an empty Startup folder under my name called Startup. Please see the attachment. It only mentions to create a shortcut to any file, folder, or program's executable file. Is this where I should place the VBS file or do I need to create a shortcut to it? If this is not the Startup folder you mention, where is it and how is it done? VBS.jpg
 

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    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
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    ACPI x64-based PC
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    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
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    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
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    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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    ViewSonic
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    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
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    850 Watt Power Supply
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    19" high desktop
    Cooling
    A lot of fans
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    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    500 Mg
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    FF
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    2 Asus Blu-Ray burners - BW - 16D1HT
Or you might be interested in: <Alt>+<F4> pressed simultaneously (when on your desktop) and select 'Sleep/Shutdown, etc.' from the resulting drop down menu.

Cheers.
 

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    Windows 11 (22H2) Home
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Pavilion 577B5AA#ABA
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    HP 89E9
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    12.0 GB (11.7 GB usable)
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    HO Generic PnP Monitor
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@HDL
"I find an empty Startup folder under my name called Startup. Please see the attachment. It only mentions to create a shortcut to any file, folder, or program's executable file. Is this where I should place the VBS file or do I need to create a shortcut to it?"

That's it. Just paste the .vbs file into the space. It works like a shortcut.
 

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  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 22631.2715
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GBDDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 23H2 22631.2715
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe; 1 x Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
    Case
    Lenovo Think Centre SFF
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender, beautiful together
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"I find an empty Startup folder under my name called Startup. Please see the attachment. It only mentions to create a shortcut to any file, folder, or program's executable file. Is this where I should place the VBS file or do I need to create a shortcut to it?"

That's it. Just paste the .vbs file into the space. It works like a shortcut.
Thank you. I will definitely give it a try.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACPI x64-based PC
    CPU
    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
    PSU
    850 Watt Power Supply
    Case
    19" high desktop
    Cooling
    A lot of fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    500 Mg
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defendor & Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    2 Asus Blu-Ray burners - BW - 16D1HT
I need to ask a question about the code above. I tried it on 2 of my Windows 10 machines to see if it worked. It didn't. I copied the code correctly but noticed this line in the code, GetOS = "Windows 11" Since I tested on a Win 10 machine, should I change that to GetOS = "Windows 10" to get it to work on those machines? I will leave it alone on the Win 11 machines but just wanted to see it work before I use it on them.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACPI x64-based PC
    CPU
    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
    PSU
    850 Watt Power Supply
    Case
    19" high desktop
    Cooling
    A lot of fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    500 Mg
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defendor & Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    2 Asus Blu-Ray burners - BW - 16D1HT
Yes. Read post 6 where it clearly states

In its original form, it was written for Windows 10, and will work for Win-10 again, if the number 11 was edited to say "10".
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.2715
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Yes. Read post 6 where it clearly states

In its original form, it was written for Windows 10, and will work for Win-10 again, if the number 11 was edited to say "10".
I was hoping that was the case but sadly even after changing it to Win 10, it did not work for me. Here is exactly what I have in the file named Restore.vbs -
Function GetOS
Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & ".\root\cimv2")
Set colOS = objWMI.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem")
For Each objOS in colOS
If instr(objOS.Caption, "Windows 11") Then
GetOS = "Windows 11"
End If
Next
End Function

Keep in mind, I did change it to Windows 10 for the Win 10 machines. I have not yet tried it on any of the Win 11 machines yet. I want to get it working on an older machine first in case something goes wrong.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACPI x64-based PC
    CPU
    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
    PSU
    850 Watt Power Supply
    Case
    19" high desktop
    Cooling
    A lot of fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    500 Mg
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defendor & Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    2 Asus Blu-Ray burners - BW - 16D1HT
Well I just tried it on one of the Windows 11 machines and it did not work on it either. Any suggestions?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACPI x64-based PC
    CPU
    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
    PSU
    850 Watt Power Supply
    Case
    19" high desktop
    Cooling
    A lot of fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    500 Mg
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defendor & Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    2 Asus Blu-Ray burners - BW - 16D1HT
Yeah. Try the simple tutorial in #7 above.

And maybe delete your current shutdown shortcut and create a new one along the lines of the command prompt screen in #2 above.
 

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  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 22631.2715
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GBDDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 23H2 22631.2715
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe; 1 x Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
    Case
    Lenovo Think Centre SFF
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender, beautiful together
I don't believe it!
I feel like a rocket scientist, trying to teach Quantum physics to a Kindergarten class.

Why can't anyone on this forum find their "Programs" menu and scroll down to "Startup" and copy a file to that folder.???
Folks, this is NOT Rocket Science!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64 22H2 22621.963
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard, ATI Radeon HD 3000
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts 650
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M185
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Try this:
  1. Right-click anywhere on the Windows 11 desktop and select New > Shortcut.
  2. In the pop-up window, type shutdown /s /t 0, and then select Next.
  3. You'll be asked to give your shortcut a name. ...
  4. The Shut Down shortcut will appear on your Windows 11 desktop.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 (22H2) Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 577B5AA#ABA
    CPU
    Core(TM) i5-12400T
    Motherboard
    HP 89E9
    Memory
    12.0 GB (11.7 GB usable)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 730
    Sound Card
    DFX Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HO Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ10HBLB00BH1 SSD 1TB
    PSU
    HP Std. for this product
    Case
    All-in-One
    Cooling
    Fan
    Keyboard
    HP Wireless / Bluetooth
    Mouse
    HP Wireless / Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 1000/1000 (Mbps)
    Browser
    Google Chrome; Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Pro / Windows Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 15tegooo [HP Pavilion Laptop Intel I-7]
    CPU
    Intel I-7-1165G7
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP HD micro edge, Bright View, 250 nits
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x768
    Hard Drives
    256 GB DD4-3200 SDRAM
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    Std HP Laptop
    Cooling
    Fan
    Keyboard
    std
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
You can just simply create a shortcut of "shutdown.exe" to your desktop. It is located in C:\Windows\System32

You can rename the shortcut and customize the icon.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
    Case
    Deepcool Genome II
    Cooling
    Deepcool Fryzen
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Moderna :)
Something is not right as %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 0 runs from a short cut or CMD for me.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro & πŸ₯.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1 TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe M.2
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER NITRO
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB NVMe M.2
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

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