Solved Windows 7 - Shutdown vs sloep in power options Tags: Configuration Windows 7 Shutdown Power Last response: July 19, 2012 5:20 PM in Windows 7 Share lrogers287 July 17, 2012 10:47:36 AM Hello, I just upgraded to win7 with an SSd. I would like to go have it shutdown vs sleep after 10 min of inactivity. Is there an option for that? I am having lockups when it goes to sleep. Thanks as always. More about : windows shutdown sloep power options Hawkeye22 a b $ Windows 7 July 17, 2012 12:33:23 PM Go into the windows power options and tell it not to go to sleep. I'm not sure if you can tell it to shut down, but if you can, it will be in the power options. lrogers287 July 17, 2012 1:08:41 PM I checked that and shutdown is not an option, unlike XP. I want it to shutdown after an idle timer expires. Related resources ACPI (BIOS) configuration for windows 7/shutdown ends without turning off the co - Forum PC "throbs" on shutdown - now won't power up - HELP! - Forum Windows 7 won't Shutdown , Sleep, or Hibernate - Forum Task manager no shutdown ? windows 7 hung - Forum Slow Windows 7 Shutdown - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lrogers287 July 17, 2012 1:09:06 PM I checked that and shutdown is not an option, unlike XP. I want it to shutdown after an idle timer expires. Hawkeye22 a b $ Windows 7 July 17, 2012 1:19:06 PM Try making a batch file with the shutdown command in it then use the scheduler to schedule it to run every xxx minutes and check the box to only run if the system is idle. I've never tried this, but I think it will work. lrogers287 July 18, 2012 4:26:26 PM Thanks. Are there any pointers to constructing this batch file? Best solution Hawkeye22 a b $ Windows 7 July 18, 2012 4:34:20 PM Just create a file called myshutdown.cmd. Use a plain text editor like notepad or something and add this line: shutdown -s -f -t 0 and save it. That's it. This is the windows shutdown command. The -f = force programs to shutdown, -s = shutdown, and -t 0 = time in seconds where 0 is now. Just double click on the file to test it. lrogers287 July 19, 2012 5:20:13 PM Best answer selected by lrogers287. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPSU whines after Windows 7 Shutdown ForumUSB power after shutdown ForumWindows 7 and hard drive shutdown problem ForumRandom pc shutdown /restart ForumWindows 7 64bit spontaneous power -off. ForumToshiba Satellite A200 Random Shutdown ForumLGA1366 & i 7 -960 shutdown upon restart?? help?? Forumxp shutdown hangs, resource conflict?? ForumWindows 7 Cannot Boot after Hard Shut-Down Forum[Solved] Random Shutdown and Instability ForumPower supply sleep/ shutdown functions ForumWhy did Bill Gates invent Windows? ForumFree download ibm drivers for windows 7 ForumWindows 7 joining windows 2008 server domain the relationship between field ForumMy Windows 7 Laptop won't run properly, Startup Repair wont fix the problem auto More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !