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How to Shutdown/Power off Windows 10 PC Using CMD

Updated on Jun 14, 2018 by Jean to Computer Instruction

Summary:
Windows 10 power button not working after installing Windows 10 anniversary update? This post teaches users how to shutdown, power off, restart and log off from Windows 10 by using command line when Windows 10 does not shut down computer normally.

Windows 10 Won't Shut Down Problem

Windows 10 won't shut down problem occurs every time when Microsoft released an update. This time when the anniversary update was released on August 2, many people began to report Windows 10 start menu not working, which stopped them from accessing the power button. Finally, they don't know how to power off PC as they lost the usual way.

"After installing Windows 10, my laptop no longer shuts down properly. Windows logo exists and seems to shut down fine, but my laptop itself does not shut down. I am left with a black screen and my power lights and backlit keyboard still on. If I wait a while then hold the power button for a second, the hardware then shuts down and Windows does not report any errors the next time the computer is started up."

We received many people's complaints about being unable to shut down their computers through power button, which exactly resemble this old post on Microsoft community. To solve the problem, people have to learn a new way to shutdown PC before Microsoft released another Windows 10 update to fix this bug.

Guide: How to Shut Down Windows 10 PC/Laptop by Using Command-Line

It's very useful to learn how to use command line to shutdown a Windows 10 computer when Windows file crashes or computer screen freezes or other stuck errors that prevent system shutdown. Follow the guide below strictly and try to close Windows 10 when it does not turn off.

STEP 1. Start->Run->CMD;

STEP 2. Type "shutdown" in the open command prompt window;

STEP 3. List of various choices that you can do with the command will be listed down;

shutdonw Windows 10 PC using command line

STEP 4. Type "shutdown /s" to Shutdown your computer;

STEP 5. Type "shutdown /r "to Restart your windows PC;

STEP 6. Type shutdown /l" to Log off your computer

SETP 7. Type "shutdown /a"to Abort the shutdown process before the timeout; 

SETP 8. Type shutdown to know more choices in system shutdown process.