Abort Windows Shutdown with a Keyboard Shortcut

There is a way to abort a shutdown (or restart) in Windows using a built-in command and a keyboard shortcut.

To do that first, we’ll need to create two shortcuts, one for shutdown and another for abort.

To create the first shortcut, we’ll use the shutdown.exe command that is available in XP and Vista. Then we’ll create a keyboard shortcut key that will be used to abort shutting down Windows.