computer tips quick shutdown

Adria 5

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hi does your system take ages to shutdown!! then follow this tip for xp

create a quick shutdown icon! how?

well right click on empty desk top > click new then shortcut

the create shortcut wiszard will start>

in the type the location of item box type this shutdown -5 -t 0

its very inportant that you put spaces before each hyphen - and that you have no spaces after each hyphen and then you have a zero at the end.

click next

in the type a name gfor this shortcut call it quick shutdown click finish

right click the shortcut

click properties

pick a appriorate icon for the shortcut like a off swtich i have red button


click ok

and you have a quick safe shutdown button with out waiting ages:thumb:!!!


ray
 

scotjimland

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I was wondering why you needed to shut down quickly then it dawned on me that you windoze guys are always re booting for one reason or another .. :ROFLMAO:
 
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Adria 5

Adria 5

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hi you on a mac jim:Smile:

ray
 
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There's a joke there somewhere involving Scots and Mac but I'm too lazy to think of it :winky:
 

gillr49

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My son does.

It must be age, I'm addicted to turning things off. The TV confuses me, I turn it off at the set and it is still on standby.

I will force myself to just close my laptop down. It's difficult to change the mind set though. On Tuesday of to France for a month or two and apart from the ferry being booked nothing else planned. This is so strange to someone who plans holidays to the last minute. I've even found myself writing a shopping list for the Auchan when we get over there.

MUST CHILL :Doh::Doh::Doh::Doh::Doh::Doh:
 
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Ralph

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I never shut mine down, I just turn the screen off.::bigsmile:

Don
You'd be surprised how much electricity that uses Don. OK, it's only like leaving a lightbulb switched on but it all adds up. I'm starting to get paranoid about it :cry:
 

Munchie

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Hi Can't get it to work on mine, xp sp2 media edition

I type in "shutdown" space "-5" space "-t0"
I've also tried with a space between the "t" and the "0"
without the "'s

Any ideas please? :cry:::bigsmile:
 
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You'd be surprised how much electricity that uses Don. OK, it's only like leaving a lightbulb switched on but it all adds up. I'm starting to get paranoid about it :cry:
Ralph,

Its not left on by choice but I have a lap top and I have a 19" wide screen that sits on top of the lap top on a shelf. With all the cables it's extremely difficult to switch on the thing every morning so I leave it on and just switch off the monitor.

I run a AVG virus scan over night as well.

Don
 

Jim

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Didn't work for me either, it flashes a DOS screen for a particle of a second, but nothing happens, XP Tablet Edition.
 
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Adria 5

Adria 5

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try two spaces ie shutdown -5 -t 0 if not copy and paste this

ray
 
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ukrv

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OR, you could try my method of quickly shutting down the PC - works every time......

Forget to turn on the Inverter and disconnect the shore power

:helpsos:

Paul
 
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Hi Saruman,

Still does not work!

I had problems with my laptop recently and installed Tune Up Utilities 2007.

When I pressed control, alt, delete I found the cpu was operating at about 50 - 100 % and mostly at 100% even with no applications running.

So in Tune Up I unclicked everything in the start up apart from virus and firewall software. I found this much more effective than using MSCONFIG as it showed all the background applications.

Truly amazing! My start up and shut down are lightning now!

CPU is back to a proper 0 - 4% even with application running and will shoot up to 10 - 20 % or so as it processes something.

Regards

Chris
 
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Adria 5

Adria 5

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hmm :Sad: its from xp timsaving techniques for dummies [present company excepted]

works on mine:RollEyes: fine> also set up a abort button and restart quickly with

these in step 3 shutdown -a [ abort] shutdown -r -t 0 [ restart] :RollEyes:

very useful book teaked system
 

johnsandywhite

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hmm :Sad: its from xp timsaving techniques for dummies [present company excepted]

works on mine:RollEyes: fine> also set up a abort button and restart quickly with

these in step 3 shutdown -a [ abort] shutdown -r -t 0 [ restart] :RollEyes:

very useful book teaked system
:Cool: It might come in handy when I am dashing to get this Laptop packed away into the Mini RV ready to go trucking off to SPAIN? :RollEyes:
 
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