How To Trigger Restart Timer in Windows OS

How To Trigger Restart Timer in Windows OS

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Suppose you want to listen to music for 1 hour, and computer turns off without your intervention.,Then have a look!
We all know how shutdown our computer. But have ever thought of computer turning off itself. Have you heard of computer shutdown automatically when an intruder tries to sign in, well it’s true and it can be done with some simple steps.Most of you don’t know about command prompt but all of you should be familiar with the windows Run command window. You can open run using (win key + R)Next step is to type in the following command.shutdown.exe –s –t (time in seconds)

Depending on the time you set you can use this for various purposes.

1. USING YOUR COMPUTER FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND COMPUTER SHUTDOWN AUTOMATICALLY.

Suppose you want to listen to music for 1 hour, and computer turns off without your intervention. Set the ‘time in seconds’ value as: 3600 as shown

A message will appear saying that the computer will turn off in 1 hour.

Note: the appearance of the message is different in windows xp, windows vista, windows 7 and windows 8.

Now you can play your playlist for exactly 1 hour.

Note: depending on your use like Bluetooth file transfer, file copying, downloading software etc. you can set your on time, in seconds.

2. PREVENTING UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO YOUR PC

This is a more complicated process than previous one and we have to use another command using ‘shutdown.exe’ along with previous one.

In windows operating systems up to windows 7, you can see a ‘Startup’ folder in the all programs menu.(and of course in the new windows 8.1 customer preview)

Open the ‘startup’ folder in explorer and create a new short cut as shown.

And type the following command inside the box as shown.

Complete the procedure and save the shortcut.

Next step is to create an ‘anti shutdown’ command, create another shortcut in desktop using the above method and type the following command:

Shutdown.exe –a

And save the shortcut with different name and icon(you might know how to do it).

Now restart your system. You can see the system will show a message that says your system will shut down in 10 seconds and only you know the ‘anti shutdown’ shortcut. So an intruder can use your pc for 10 seconds only.

Note: if you are fast enough you can set the time as 5 seconds but don’t set the time as 0 seconds.

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