Process of cleanly stopping the operating system so the system can be turned off

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ACPI doesn`t work properly?

My PC with next parameters H/W path Device Class Description =================================================== system P5K PRO (To Be Filled By ...
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My “Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR” shuts down unexpectedly after waking from hibernation

I bought a new "Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR" (Win 10 / 64 bit). When I hibernate, the next time when I turn it on, it normally shows the laptop's boot, but just when the Windows logo appears, the ...
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Laptop Power Button Won't Shut Down Stuck Installing Windows Updates

I have a Toshiba Tecra R950 laptop with Windows 7 64 bit. Last night it seemed stuck on the installing updates screen while shutting down. I let it run all night and it is still stuck. So I decided to ...
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Computer doesn't shut down, hibernate or sleep

After the Windows 10 upgrade my PC (HP Pavilion 15n-000sq) won't shut down, hibernate or even sleep. Whenever I choose one of these it just goes to a black screen but everything is still running and ...
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APCUPSD running in Windows VM on ESXi 6.0 host - cannot probe shutdown

I've tried a few different solutions to get this process to work on my APC Back-ups 550 with no success. I have an esxi 6.0 host running several VMs that need to be gracefully shut down in the event ...
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Windows 10 100% disk usage on startup and whenever opening Windows/Microsoft Native Apps

Since earlier this week, my laptop becomes unresponsive when logging into windows. Disk C: is always at 100%. Windows will only be usable and lag free after around 15 mins. Open Resource Monitor shows ...
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WIN Task Scheduler - Wait before shutdown

I have a laptop which performs a task scheduled by Windows task scheduler every 30 min. It is running in the background in the "hidden" mode. It takes about 2-3 min for task to finish. If I then ...
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Server automatically shuts down at night for no apparent reason

Since a couple of weeks, I find my Windows 2008 R2 Server down every morning. I have checked the battery and it is not the problem. I turn ON the machine and it works normally, until it shuts down on ...
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How to determine logged-on users on Windows 10? [duplicate]

Previous Windows versions indicated which users are currently logged on on the logon screen: Is there any way I can get Windows 10 to display this information, too? Currently, if a user is ...
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Windows 10 is still shutting down

Apparently I closed my laptop too soon after turning it off. And now, when i tried to turn it on, it shows me, that laptop is still shutting down. I tried to restart my laptop using keyboard ...
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Shutdown still available on Ctrl+Alt+Del screen despite being disabled from group policy on Windows 10

We're experiencing an issue on Windows 10. When disabling the Shutdown option for users via Group Policy, the option disappears from the Start Menu, but doesn't disappear on the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. ...
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Windows XPe - no shutdown.exe / “Access is denied”

this is my first time posting and asking for help as I really can't get my head round it. I'm an IT Technician in a team of 3 (including me) that work in a college. We had an old digital signage ...
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Random Reboot HP dv6t-se

I've got an HP dv6t that's about 4 years old runs Win7 x64 All stock except an SSD installed a few months back. Lately while in use it will shut down without warning. The screen will go black and ...
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restart looping - turn-on & turn-off every seconds

For 4 days my computer worked fine. Yesterday morning I've launched my pc. Everything was fine for one hour, I even didn't touch the computer, I was near by, looking video on my laptop PC. Then ...
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shutdown the server if no one log into it for 2 hours

i need to shutdown a windows server 2008 r2 if no one logs into it for 2 hours. what i did was writing a script and attach it to a schedule event that is triggered when a user log off from the server ...
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Determine whether a shutdown is pending

Windows has the command shutdown /t to shutdown or restart the computer after a certain delay. A pending shutdown can be aborted with shutdown /a. But how can I determine whether and when a shutdown ...
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How to log a shutdown caused from overheating or overheated components?

On a Windows 7 SP1 machine I would like to know how I could reliably log a shutdown that was caused exclusively from overheated components of the machine. Since the component that overheats must send ...
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How to troubleshoot and analyze Windows infinite shutdown or reboot screen

I have Thinkpad E520 notebook with windows 10 installed on it. when I am trying restart/shutdown, in shutdown screen Windows go to infinite loop . It show restarting/shutdown message and computer ...
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How to debug Win7 shutdown-freeze and failure?

The actual question is really about "How can I debug" this (see below), but for background a bit more story: I'm running Windows7 64bit (fully updated) on a new Dell Precision M3800 (SDD drive) ...
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Windows 10 won't shutdown

I upgraded to Windows 10 a month ago, and since then I have not been able to shutdown(or restart) my computer other than holding the power button. Choosing Shutdown or restart from the menu does ...
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What causes Windows 10 to hang at the Shutting Down Screen? My on/off button won't turn my pc off.

I tried shutting down my pc last night. It hung at the shutting down screen. My On/Off button would not shut it off. I had to turn off the surge strip to turn it off. Any solutions to this strange ...
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Windows 10 Sleep mode causes unsafe shutdown

Recently, when I leave my computer (desktop, not laptop) alone for half an hour or so, I will come back to find that rather than enter sleep or hibernate, the computer has shut down completely. While ...
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Laptop stuck at 'Shutting down' on starting with the loading circle rotating

I was using my laptop (HP 2000). Meanwhile, the battery drained out and it went off. When I plugged the charger and turned the laptop on, it never started. It was stuck at Shutting down screen with ...
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Surface Pro 3 Reboot after Shutdown

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. For the past couple weeks I have been experiencing an issue where when I turn the surface off either by the physical hardware button or through the OS (Windows ...
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My Windows 10 Computer Randomly Shuts Down

After 20 minutes or so of being powered on and used, this HP Beats Windows 10 (AMD Core Processor) shuts down for no apparent reason. I'm not certain where to look to find an explanation or the cause ...
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Laptop shutting down [closed]

I´ve been having random laptop shutdown issues in the last few months, which i cannot fix. Thinking it could be a overheating issue, i proceeded to open the laptop and clean the vent and the fan, ...
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Pc shuts off 10 seconds after being turned on

So the other day i bought a new cpu and it turned out it isnt compatible with my motherboard(will be buying a new motherboard in a couple weeks) and after putting my old cpu back into place and trying ...
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Check how long untill being logged off in win7 (from cmd)? [duplicate]

When I was young, I learned a quick way to set a timer to turn off my computer shutdown -f -s -t 3600 That would give me 1 hour until log off and shutdown. I remember in windows xp, there would be ...
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Why does the computer not shut down when “Deep sleep” is enabled?

I have a custom-built computer based on an ASRock motherboard, and both Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 installed. When I shut down the computer, from either OS, the USB devices remain on. I'd rather ...
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Laptop shutdown when when using windows apps

I have been using my laptop for 4years. But this problem has never occurred until I upgraded its OS to Windows 10 recently. I have been playing asphalt8 game for more than a year now. But this problem ...
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Is it safe to shut down my PC right after intensive CPU/GPU load?

Is it a good idea to shut down or put to sleep my PC seconds after some very heavy processing load on the CPU or GPU? I'm asking this because i'm not sure if the cooling system has enough time to ...
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How to make the power button show a prompt in Windows 10

I dual-boot between Xubuntu and Windows 10. In Xubuntu, when I press the power button, a dialog pops up with buttons for shut down, restart, etc. I frequently use this to restart the computer, but I ...
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Random shutdowns and restarts

I could use some fresh thoughts regarding my shutdown issue. So, about 2 weeks ago my pc started to occasionally restart while playing games. Sometimes it happens after 4-10 minutes but occasionally ...
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How do I run a script before everything else on shutdown with systemd?

Note: Briefly formulated question can be found at the bottom. I have a script which makes a backup of my files onto an external USB drive. Executing it can take a while, depending on the amount of ...
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How to determine what driver stops shutdown

Installed Windows 10 on a new computer but every time the computer shuts down (also while installing Win10) the laptop freezes up with a black screen. How can I determine what driver and/or device is ...
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Shutdown Windows 7 PC from Mac terminal

How can I shut down a Windows 7 PC remotely from a Macbook Pro, OSX El Capitan? I saw this question, where the accepted answer recommends using this command: net rpc shutdown -I <IP of Windows ...
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Random shutdowns on computer

First of all, sorry if this is not the apropiate StackExchange community to post this problem, I couldn't find of any other more adequate. So I've had a computer for 3-4 years now and last year it ...
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Password protection for shutdown&restart?

I'm using windows server 2012 r2. I want to make password protection for shutdown, restart, sign out etc. How could I do?
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Windows hybernate vs shutdown + boot up times: Why choose for hibernate? [duplicate]

After reading this post, a comparison between the different boot times and hibernate times of the different windows OS's of today, I wondered why would I want to hibernate my pc/laptop? Considering ...
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Shutdown after certain time since start-up

I would like to shutdown the computer after it was running for e.g. 30 minutes. I'm on Raspbian (Raspberry Pi) and I tried to put in /etc/rc.local: shutdown -h 30 exit 0 but it doesn't work. What ...
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Notebook won't shut down after upgrading to w10

My notebook will keep the fan and the power button light on even after shuting it down from windows, any real fix to this? No matter how much time I give it, it will always stay on and drain the ...
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Windows 10 doesn't shutdown on Lenovo Yoga Pro 2

I have Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and since October been using Windows 10 - all fine until last night when MS installed the latest upgrade. All seemingly went fine until today when I tried to shut it down. It ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2009 Keeps shutting down when on Battery

Recently replaced battery and installed SSD's (Main and replaced cd with 2nd sad). Running ElCapitan. With the power cord attached it seems to be working fine. But on Battery it boots up and sometimes ...
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Shutting down and sleeping with power button

I would like to make my PC go to sleep mode when I press the power button for no longer than (for example) 2 seconds and shutdown when I press it for longer time. Is it possible? My system is Windows ...
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What happens when a PC is turning off?

When I click the shut down button it gives me another screen saying shutting down: What is actually going on during this stage? I think in Windows XP it would say something like saving setting ...
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Windows 10 won't shutdown, returns to desktop, but reboot works fine?

On my son's Windows 10 Pro laptop, an HP Probook 4540s that was upgraded from a previous Windows version, it will not shutdown... The laptop starts the shutdown process with the spinning windows ...
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Windows Essentials Server intermittently shuts down

We have two servers currently set up - both are Windows Essentials, (the second is R2). Currently we have no fully configured the second server so that it doesn't clash with the first (we can't have ...
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Power On and Shutdown and Blank Screen issues fix + further discussion

I'd first like to start by telling the history of the problem fixed. Machine: Dell Vostro 5470 The computer came with Windows 8.1 Single Language version and had trouble with the Fast Startup ...
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ASUS X552 laptop unable to shutdown Windows 10

I bought my ASUS X552LDV laptop (i5-4200, 8Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD, Nvidia GT 820M) (https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/X552LD/specifications/) about 8 months ago. Then this summer Windows 10 came out, and I ...
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Notebook debian+gnome shell not shutting down

I have an acer aspire e1-572 with intel core i5-4200u, intel graphics HD 4400, 8 gb ram and a 500gb samsung 840 evo ssd. In this machine there are windows 10 and debian testing + gnome shell 3.18 in ...