winzip icon

Absolute Windows Shut Down

Submitted on: 1/8/2015 5:56:00 PM
By: Arjang (from psc cd)  
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 15 Users
Compatibility: VB 6.0
Views: 2280
     When you use the ExitWindowsEx API to reboot the system under Windows NT and Windows 2000, the machine does not reboot. 'CAUSE In order to programmatically reboot a Windows NT or Windows 2000 system, the process requires the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege. By default, Visual Basic applications do not have this privilege and therefore will not reboot the machine. In order to get ExitWindowsEx API to reboot the system under Windows NT or Windows 2000, the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege must be set. This Code Shows you the best way to reboot force restart or shut down a PC


Windows API/Global Declarations:

Can't Copy and Paste this?
Click here for a copy-and-paste friendly version of this code!
'Windows API/Global Declarations for :Absolute Windows Shut Down
Private Declare Function ExitWindowsEx Lib "user32" (ByVal _
 dwOptions As Long, ByVal dwReserved As Long) As Long
winzip iconDownload code

Note: Due to the size or complexity of this submission, the author has submitted it as a .zip file to shorten your download time. Afterdownloading it, you will need a program like Winzip to decompress it.Virus note:All files are scanned once-a-day by Planet Source Code for viruses, but new viruses come out every day, so no prevention program can catch 100% of them. For your own safety, please:
  1. Re-scan downloaded files using your personal virus checker before using it.
  2. NEVER, EVER run compiled files (.exe's, .ocx's, .dll's etc.)--only run source code.
  3. Scan the source code with Minnow's Project Scanner

If you don't have a virus scanner, you can get one at many places on the net

Other 2 submission(s) by this author


Report Bad Submission
Use this form to tell us if this entry should be deleted (i.e contains no code, is a virus, etc.).
This submission should be removed because:

Your Vote

What do you think of this code (in the Advanced category)?
(The code with your highest vote will win this month's coding contest!)
Excellent  Good  Average  Below Average  Poor (See voting log ...)

Other User Comments

 There are no comments on this submission.

Add Your Feedback
Your feedback will be posted below and an email sent to the author. Please remember that the author was kind enough to share this with you, so any criticisms must be stated politely, or they will be deleted. (For feedback not related to this particular code, please click here instead.)

To post feedback, first please login.