How to Stop Windows from Shutting Down

Windows automatic shutdown can be a pain if you have lots of important windows open and you just don’t want to restart all the applications and re-open all the windows, yet your computer has decided that it needs to restart/shutdown. There is a handy trick to avoid just that sort of moments. The key is to create a shortcut and point it to:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -a

This basically calls the Windows shutdown.exe with the ‘-a’ parameter to abort the shutdown. I have a shortcut in my QuickLaunch bar so I can just click on it and get the shutdown to abort. Saves me a lot of hassle.