How to Avoid Windows from Shutting Down or Rebooting Suddenly?

If you’ve ever accidentally triggered a system shutdown and then suddenly changed your mind, here’s the simple trick to tell Windows to abort the shutdown and let you get back to goofing off.

Here is how we do it:

When Windows pops up a message telling you that you need to reboot right now… and you accidentally choose Restart now, but you can avoid it by following the steps below:

  • When you suddenly receive  pops up a message telling you that you need to reboot right now

shutting_reboot1

  • Aborting the System Shutdown

    To prevent Windows from shutting down on you, just type in shutdown /a into the Start menu search box, and then use the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut key combination to run the command as administrator—of course, if you’ve already disabled UAC you can just hit the Enter key.

shutting_reboot2

Hope it helps you!

User Account Control dialog in Windows 7 when ...

User Account Control dialog in Windows 7 when loading signed code (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Advertisements

Stop Windows Shutting Down or Rebooting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s