How to get into cmd

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  1. Tristan

    Tristan New Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I was wondering if anyone knew how you could get to the command prompt, when the computer is shutting down, so that you could abort the shutdown. I know how to abort the shutdown once I am into the cmd, but I want to know how to get into the command prompt.
    Thanks!
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Quickest way to access it is to goto programs, accessories, command prompt, right click and send a shortcut to it to the desktop and run it from there. Might help to set the properties of the shortcut to run as administrator.
     
  3. alberto

    alberto New Member

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    Have you tried making a shortcut to the Command Prompt with the command to abort shutdown already in the shortcut?
    Desktop -> Right Click -> New -> Shortcut -> location of the item: "cmd /k shutdown /a" (without the quotes) -> Next -> type a name -> Finish.
    I assume you will be using the shutdown /a command, but feel free to replace it with whatever you prefer.
    Hope it helps!
     
  4. doni49

    doni49 New Member

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    Quicker way: Press the "Windows Key + R" at the same time. This will bring up the "Run" dialog. Type cmd and press enter.
     
  5. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    You could use the three links I have created in the attached zip file and edit them to create your own options for the shutdown command:
     

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