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git corrupted on ubuntu vbox, power failure with proper shutdown

i use git on ubuntu headless server on virtualbox on my laptop. when i shut down the pc, i don't bother shutting down the virtualbox, i just shutdown the pc. it never was a problem. it was fine since ...
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Computer shutdown when holding keys for too long

I'm using a Manjaro Linux with an XMonad desktop. I'm still not able to reproduce the exact conditions of the bug but very ofter when holding a key for very long, the keyboard will freeze (just that, ...
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Laptop shuts off unexpectedly while in motion

Recently I've been encountering a very annoying problem during my commute in which my laptop unexpectedly powers off. I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 with a touchscreen. The laptop is just a bit over a ...
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Does the computer keep using electric while it is shutdown?

Does the computer keep using electricity when it is shutdown? I had a computer a long time ago that was very old, even without windows, it had only DOS. Then I bought new computer so I still had my ...
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Power button doesn't work in WIndows 7

So I have a dell notebook which doesn't shut down when I press the power button. I can select shutdown from the Start Menu though. I think it's a software problem because I can turn on the computer ...
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NAS not shutting down

I'm running a network attached storage appliance (Iomega ix2-200) which is running some sort of Debian variant. Recently, the unit has been unable to shutdown cleanly, either via the web interface or ...
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1answer
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No guest shutdown in Linux/Ubuntu?

I had to shut down a bunch of Linux boxes tonight because we have an upcoming power outage for the whole building. I did not know any passwords for most of the boxes. So, (on the Ubuntu desktop) I ...
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Why does Windows hang (until I press and hold the power button) after issuing a software shut down/restart?

My server, which I built with some spare computer parts, does not power off after when I shut down from the OS. When I try to shut down, Windows closes all programs and goes through the shutdown ...
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2answers
184 views

how to automate pc shutdown & power off?

How could I automate the nightly shutdown and power off of my computer at the mains. That is aiming to use zero electricity during the night. Requirements Can configure time you want shutdown ...
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878 views

Computer shuts down after a few seconds in Windows (power issue?)

I built a computer for a friend about 3 years ago. A few days ago the computer crashed to bluescreen and then shut down. When booting the next time, there were artefacts all over the screen. The ...
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My computer doesn't start - it is stuck in a turn-on, turn-off loop

When pressing the power button, my computer starts making start-up noises, but after a few seconds it shuts down. Then, after 2-3 seconds, it automatically starts turning on again and a few seconds ...
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Odd Shut down issue

Whenever I shut down my computer by press power button or shutting down in Windows 8 my computer comes on by moving the mouse. I know it sounds like sleep mode but it's not. Just to make sure it ...
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Seagate external hard disk does not power down

When my computer is off, this external hard disk remains on, consuming power. It is permanently warm, and inside components are active (perhaps the fan?). I have a UPS for the system so a complete ...
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0answers
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Computer randomly turning off after BIOS update?

I recently built a new PC, which has been running fine up until a BIOS update yesterday. I normally wouldn't update BIOS unless there were issues and in this particular case, the AMD FX-6100 CPU I'd ...
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What do you do when you're not allowed to turn off the computer (but must)?

We've all been there. You're installing a new major system for a client and you're finishing up with installing all required updates and this happens. Image taken from petur.eu Or, more ...
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Safe to shutdown by pressing power button 1. in bios setting mode 2. in bootloader?

Is it safe to shutdown my PC by pressing the power button while it's in the BIOS setting mode? while it's in a bootloader (in my case grub), without a timeout? If not, are there any good way to ...
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1answer
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My computer shuts off while I'm using it and when I try to turn it on, the fans go off

It's an emachines ET1831-01. About two years ago the power went off a lot while the computer was being used. After a while it would turn off while in use and when we I would try to turn it on the fans ...
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800 views

Laptop keeps shutting off at random

My laptop has been just randomly shutting off. I've had my laptop for about 3-4 years and I've kept it good as new. But sometimes when I leave it on and come back to it after 2 mins, the computer will ...
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257 views

Computer shutdown and will not power back on

Windows 7 64 bit. Was running a normal app (compiler IDE). System shutdown as if there was a power loss, but there was not... Started back up in Windows safe mode. Started up fine, but approx 2 ...
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PC shut downs automatically after 10-20 second. No POST screen, no beeps

I have this not-so-old computer that's not being used for a year or so. Specs: Motherboard: ASUS PN5-E SLI CPU: Intel Core2Duo E4300 RAM:2x2GB SuperTalent DDR2-800 VGA: Zogis GeForce 7950GT PSU: ...
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2answers
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Mac randomly shutting down with APC UPS

My Mac is randomly shutting down even though I have an APC UPS. I bought a new Mac, and the same thing is happening with this computer, so it is not a power supply issue. Any ideas? The UPS ...
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Can a PC be set up not to shut down when unplugged?

I have a laptop now, and I love that when the power goes out accidentally (blackout from a storm, accidentally gets unplugged...), the laptop does not shutdown on me, it just switches to battery ...
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Network card (link-status LED) still active after shutdown from Windows 7 (but not from XP)

When I shut down Windows 7, my NIC remains active and the link status LED on the router remains lit. When I shut down Windows XP, it does not. Further, rebooting XP causes the NIC to shutdown as well, ...
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My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time

Is there anything I can do to prevent the server from shutting down? (bios setting etc). the server in question is an HP Proliant ML350 G6. I've got an eaton 5110 UPS and Eaton claims that we need to ...
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Is a hard shutdown harmful to computer hardware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a power failure or forceful shutdown damage hardware? If I switch off my computer pressing the power button for five (5) seconds, can I break any of the components, ...
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Computer only works on its side

My Windows 7 computer started shutting down seemingly randomly recently. Basically, within a 10-120 seconds from hitting the power button, the computer just powers off as if I unplugged it. No BSOD, ...
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When I tell my computer to standby it powers down

I have just replaced the power supply and motherboard in my PC, the motherboard is the same model an Asus P7P55D-E LX and the power supply is an Antec TruePower New 650W Modular PSU prior to the ...
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2answers
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PC won't start after abrupt electricity shutdown

My PC won't start after an abrupt power shutdown. The hard drive has not crashed or anything. The PC itself keeps coming on and going off without starting the OS. I have even switched drives but I'm ...
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4answers
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PC reboots instead of shutting down, no software problem. What could be the cause?

I have a PC here that prefers rebooting to shutting down. Every time I try to shut the PC down it reboots, however it is possible to turn the PC off by pressing the power button. The problem is not ...
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Can a power failure or forceful shutdown damage hardware?

Can computer hardware suffer damage from forceful shutdowns (holding the power button for five (5) seconds) or power failures? I believe that normal PC hardware does not suffer from this - after ...
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3answers
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Computer won't stay powered up

I have just tried to turn my PC on this morning and it won't stay powered up. It will come on as normal for about 5 seconds, not quite long enough for the monitor to wake up. Then it will power off. ...