Skip to main content

Create System Restart Shortcut Button On Windows Desktop

Would you like to restart your Windows computer without going start menu and select the option Restart in a traditional way? I am not talking about the keyboard shortcut but to create an icon which reboots your PC automatically. You can create a system restart button and place it on the desktop. Whenever you need to reboot your computer, you can do it by simply using the custom button you have created. To create a custom restart shortcut button on your Windows desktop, follow the instructions provided below. The procedure is the same for Windows 7 and  8.

Steps to Create Custom Restart Button On Windows Desktop
  1. Right Click On Desktop and select New
    reboot by icon

  2. Click Shortcut in the new menu

  3. Here we can select the location where you want to point by the icon. Here you must type shutdown.exe -r -t 00

    Click next to continue after entering the string.

  4. You must name the shortcut. Here I provide the name Restart for the newly created icon.

    By clicking the finish button, a new shortcut button for restart will be displayed on the desktop. Now onwards by simply using this icon, you can reboot your laptop

By simply creating a system restart shortcut button on your desktop, you can simply reboot your computer by a nontraditional method. However, if your computer experience unexpected reboots, you must both check for the possible reasons for the event and fix it. To prevent unwanted restart on your computer, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
How to Disable Automatic System Reboot On PC Failure

The procedure to prevent unexpected reboot on a Windows computer is not a permanent solution for the issue. I recommend you to go for a thorough investigation and find the exact reason for the issue. Steps provided in the link below can help you to find the exact reason for the issue.
Reasons and Solution for Automatic Restarting Of Your Laptop

Other Windows Tutorials
  1. Reasons For PC Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T Command Failed Error

  2. How to End Non-Responding Programs Automatically On Windows 8 & 7

  3. How to Open Command Prompt Anywhere You Want

No: Recent Posts
Turn Off / On Windows Security and Maintenance Popups
Start WLAN AutoConfig (WLANSVC Service)
Getting 169.254.X.X (APIPA) Windows Automatic Private IP Address
Ping Gives Hardware Error
Add More Locations in Send To Menu
Destination Net Unreachable
Disable or Enable USB Ports from Registry & BIOS
Getting Error Code 0x80070424
How to Check Your Tata Photon Plus Internet Usage
Make Sure your Computer and Network are Safe
Don't Get Fooled by MacDefender a Fake Anti-Malware Program


About Author

My photo
Alex George
Alex George has Engineering graduation in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. He had been working as a senior Network Engineer for ten years. His specialization is in Cisco products. Traveling is one of his hobbies and visited various places as part of his onsite work. He visited different places as part of his onsite work like New York, Dubai, London, etc. Right now Alex is a director of one of the leading career development firms in India, which trains students for UPSC, SSC, and PSC examinations. He guides a lot of students to get selection for various prestigious institutions like CBI, Income Tax Department, etc. Alex George is a stock market investor and a very active intraday trader. Engineering Background: He has a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering and passed different network and security courses like CCNA, CCNP (Security), CEH, and various Microsoft certifications. Finance Background: Alex has an MBA in Finance. He is an active intraday trader and a Share Market Investor. Webmaster Skills: Alex is a blogger since 2004. He has a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScrip.