Every now and then, Windows comes up with some upgrades in the operating system. Most of the time, it adds something to the system, and you can enjoy its benefits. However, you might have noticed the Windows Error Reporting service. It usually pops up on the screen after Windows experience any issue. It asks you whether or not you wish to report the problem.
Now, why do you think such a service exists in the first place? It does because not every update is flawless. There are tons of problems that a User face, and Windows collect such information and create update files to fix those things. Now, we have seen many new reports stating that the Start button is not working. In that case, you will not be able to Shut Down or Restart your PC either.
How to Shut Down a Windows 10 PC using the Command Prompt
That is why we will discuss the simple steps if in case you face such an issue. Alternatively, we will also let you know how to Restart your PC. Now, we will use the Command Prompt to Shut down or Restart the system.
Step 1: The first is to open the Command Prompt where you can type in the command to Shut down or Restart your computer. So, for that, the fastest way is to press “Windows + R” both at the same time. It will bring up the Run window where you can type down some texts.
Step 2: On the Run window, type “CMD” (case doesn’t matter) and press the Enter key. You should be able to see the Command Prompt with the cursor blinking.
Step 3: Then, you need to type down the command to begin the Shutdown procedure. Type in “shutdown” and press the Enter key. What you will see is a list of subsequent commands that you can perform accordingly.
Step 4: Now, there can be several options that you may be interested in. Suppose you want to Restart the computer, then type down the command, “shutdown /r” and press Enter. Similarly, if you’re going to put your computer to sleep, “shutdown /h” and hit Enter.
Step 5: To Shut down the computer permanently, type down “shutdown /s” and press the Enter key. Please note that you can use other commands to do any given function as you like. Meanwhile, you can abort any process by merely typing “shutdown /a” and hit Enter, after any particular command that you have already performed.
These are the simple steps to let your Windows computer Shut down or Restart using the Command Prompt. Please note that there are other methods too which one can use to Shut down a computer. We are not saying those were difficult; it is just we believe it is more user-friendly.