A very simple solution is to use Shutdown from http://www.rjlsoftwa...re/utility/shutdown/
which is a simpler command line than the one built into Windows.
All you need to do is copy the exe file you downloaded to a folder somewhere (say C:\SHUTDOWN)
Create a file using Notepad called MYSHUTDOWN.bat with a single line in it, something like:
C:\SHUTDOWN\SHUTDOWN.EXE 4 FORCE
and save the file in your C:\SHUTDOWN folder
In the command line 4 forces a system restart and the option FORCE parameter makes Windows shutdown and running tasks/processes that don't shutdown properly.
Now create a shortcut to your MYSHUTDOWN.BAT folder (it can be in the C:\SHUTDOWN folder if you like) and in the shortcut properties choose the shortcut key you want to use to execute the shortcut.
The file is easily editable and you can use any shortcut you like.
I have attached a zip file that has all this setup as described. Just unpack it to C:\SHUTDOWN
I have setup CTRL + ALT + END as the force restart key - the MYSHUTDOWN and the shorcut properties are easily editable.