scheduled task shutdown on XP


I'm attempting to use a scheduled task to shut down my win XP PC. I get the error: Task Scheduler Error 0x80070005: Access is denied. I'm logged in with administrative privileges but am unsure why the task isn't starting or won't work. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Can anyone give me some pointers please?

Incidentally, as a work around, I have managed to get around this whole thing with a batch file on a timer.

asked on Super User May 22, 2013 by Ghoul Fool • edited May 27, 2018 by fixer1234

1 Answer


OK, I have just tried this myself, and it has worked. So just checking if you have the correct settings, here is a screenshot of my settings. Note: I am using Windows Vista, but shouldn't make any difference.

General Tab: Task Schedule [General]

Your batch file (for Windows XP) will only need the following line of code:

shutdown.exe -s -t 00

answered on Super User May 22, 2013 by Kevdog777

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