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I would like to shutdown my computer after a certain amount of time, so I run cmd and type in "shutdown -t 5800" which should shut down the computer in an hour an a half, but it just turns off right away. Am I doing something wrong? I have XP home
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The -t switch has to be used in conjunction with -s for shutdown or -r for reboot like this:

shutdown -r -t 60
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Set the timer to return the shutdown event and then trouble-shoot it.

Such as:

shutdown -s -c "Your computer is now restarting" -t 12

You should now get the return displaying a dialogue box, with a countdown showing, and showing the message "Your computer is now restarting".

Does it do this or does it shut down immediately still?

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