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I am acessing remote Windows 7 prof computer with RDP client from windows XP prof. At some moment I am getting black screen after login. No main menu, no icons, nothig, only mouse pointer. Looks like something have hanged.

User selection screen is ok.

What can I do in this situation? Can I reboot remote computer or somehow kick it?


Ctrl-Alt-End helped.

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Try ctrl-alt-insert or delete –  Andrew Smith Aug 15 '12 at 21:37
Ctrl-Alt-Del calls local machine task manager. Ctrl-Alt-Inset does nothing. –  Dims Aug 15 '12 at 21:40

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If all you want to do reboot a windows machine.

shutdown –m \computername –r –f

From command prompt will do it, assuming it is still in someway up. As this is a windows 7 machine I am guessing its a desktop, can someone else not restart it?

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