Thread: Shuting Down Win XP

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    Shuting Down Win XP


    Does anyone know how i would go about shuting down a PC running XP. I have tried the standard stuff that worked with win98 e.t.c

    ExitWindowsEx(EWX_SHUTDOWN | EWX_POWEROFF, 0);

    ExitWindowsEx(EWX_SHUTDOWN, 0);

    None of the above work,

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    I really have no idea if this will work or not or if you have tried it, but there is a function called ExitWindows(). My Windows reference says to make sure to set both the arguments to NULL.

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    shutting down windows xp

    Checking through the MSDN documentation on

    wouldn't do you a bit of harm, but to start you off here's some exerpt from the site:

    Use the ExitWindowsEx() function:
    prototype BOOL ExitWindowsEx(UINT uFlags, DWORD reason);
    uFlags can be:
    		->	Shuts down the system and turns off the power.
    			Calling proc must have the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege.
    			in Windows NT/2000/XP
    		->	shuts down the system and restarts.
    			Calling proc must have the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege.
    			in Windows NT/2000/XP
    dwReason parameter:
    Windows XP: [in] Specifies the reason for initiating the shutdown. For more information, see System Shutdown Reason Codes.
    I would expect the dwReason parameter to be important in windows xp, check the codes on the following location:

    Also pay particular attention to the privileges the calling process must have i.e SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME so you should read about the LocalSystem account, it has this privilege, so basically call CreateService and specify this account anyhow its all here:

    Good luck, I hope that helps you.

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