Windows 10 Different Shutdown behavior from batch file than using Start>Power options

Keith W

New Member
This is quite a long read but please bear with me. I used to use a shutdown (.bat) script in win7 to backup my important stuff but couldn't make it work in win10 despite spending hours on the forums. It did work intermittently if I put it in the local logoff folder (group policies).

So I wrote a new batch file which did the backup first then shut down the machine which I launch from a desktop shortcut. I no longer have to rely on GP to execute it or not. Plus it gives me more shutdown options.

It works perfectly BUT I get this annoying delay in shutting down or restarting. The following message appears in a blue box "You're about to be signed out. Windows will shutdown in less than a minute." with a Close button. Closing does not inhibit the delay. It just gets rid of the message. It is not a scheduled task.

Mine is quite a quick machine, the latest in a long line of home-builds. This delay is a nuisance. PLEASE does anyone know how to disable it.

It does NOT happen if I use any other power option.

System: Asus 970 aura, AMD8350 @ 4.4gHz, 2x8gb Crucial @ 1600, 500gb 970 EvoPlus nvmi, nVIDEA GT610
Running Win10 Pro 1903 build 18362.476

sfc etc. reveal no problems. No other idiosyncratic behaviour.

Commands used in batch file (after CHOICE):

IF ERRORLEVEL ==6 exit
IF ERRORLEVEL ==5 SHUTDOWN /f /r /fw
IF ERRORLEVEL ==4 SHUTDOWN /l
IF ERRORLEVEL ==3 SHUTDOWN /h
IF ERRORLEVEL ==2 SHUTDOWN /r
IF ERRORLEVEL ==1 SHUTDOWN /s

Someone out there know the answer. Please help !
 

Keith W

New Member
Spot on. Thank you gentlemen. Will browse around to see if I can help anyone else with something simple. Doubt it though, having missed something so obvious this time. Thanks again.
 

nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Heavens we all end up missing things like that.
 
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