April 24, 2013

Restart Your Computer Using C Program

You can easily do all your typical system operations using C programming. This article will show you how to restart from C programming console. Just Compile and execute the following program.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
   char Restart;
   printf("Do you want to restart your computer now (y/n)\n");
   if (Restart== 'y' ||Restart == 'Y')
      system("C:\\windows\\System32\\shutdown /r"); //for windows 7
//  system("C:\\windows\\System32\\shutdown -r"); for windows xp

/* for ubuntu linux
      system("shutdown -"your option") */

   return 0;

 This program calls the system function of "stdlib.h" which is used to execute  shutdown.exe which is present in C:\windows\system32 in Windows XP,Windows 7. For more options take a look at this.

Instead of /r in program you can give various options.
For example /s to shut down ,/h to hibernate. Various options for  windows 7:

To know more about the system() funtion, Click here.

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