This is a very simple trick/prank which gives a countdown of 30 secs after which it will restart the PC! Just follow these steps –

  • Create a shortcut by right clicking on the desktop
  • Type the following code

shutdown -s -t 30 -c “Your message here”


You can replace “30” with any other number you like. It is just for the countdown.

  • Click Next and name the shortcut as something like “My Computer” or “Internet Explorer”
  • Right Click on the shortcut and click on “Properties” and change the icon to “My Computer” or “internet Explorer” 😉

That is it!! You are done!! Sit back and wait for your prey to click on the shortcut 😉


IMP :- To stop it, click on Start–>Run and type “Shutdown -a” (without quotes) !!

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