Hack Attack : Shutdown Windows Faster

by Karthik on December 17, 2007 · 7 comments


If you are in a hurry and you want to shutdown Windows as fast as it can get, without all the program terminations and the hangs that are normally associated with Windows here is a tip that can shutdown Windows real quick… By real quick I mean real quick, as in Blink of a eye.

Its not that difficult either, all you need to do is go to the Run Prompt and type shutdown -f -t 0. Well executing this command at Run would make Windows shutdown real quick, by forcing all Open Applications to close forcefully without any warning.

Warning : Make sure You’ve saved any unsaved work as you will loose anything that was not saved by using this tip.

Well there are some other things you could try like the one that Microsoft officially suggests :  User Profile Cleanup.

Via Lifehacker

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Brendan December 17, 2007 at 11:53 am

Actually, you want to be a little careful running that command.

It doesn’t just not prompt you to save work, it will forcibly kill all applications, potentially in the middle of a file write. Result? Data can be corrupted or lost as a consequence.

Yes, it’s a fast way to shut down. It’s also a fast way of corrupting data and applications if you use that method daily.


Rahul Ghai December 17, 2007 at 7:05 pm

Any way of making this a shortcut ?


Tayga December 18, 2007 at 6:47 am

umm just open notepad and type it in and save it as a .bat :3


(h3ze December 29, 2007 at 12:28 am

or make a shortcut to “shutdown -f -t 0″ that works too…:D


kamal saha April 8, 2008 at 3:52 pm

my machine is logging off when I run shutdown -f -t 0.


make beats March 28, 2011 at 4:49 am

A really well written and researched article. I loved it from beginning to end. I had to come back to it a few times. Thanks for the great read and so well done.


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