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

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PC keeps powering on automatically (Windows 10)

I have a nasty issue which prevents me from powering off my computer. I can shutdown my PC but after a second or two it powers up again and starts booting... I've looked into the issue and tried the ...
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PC sometimes restarts immediately after shutdown

I have had this issue recently where sometimes, not always, then I shut down my computer (either via the Case Button, or vie Start Menu) the PC shuts down, and then immediately turns back on. Then, if ...
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Ubuntu unplanned shutdown

My Ubuntu machine (with XFCE desktop) should always be on because I use it as a backup server. It is an old HP desktop machine. During the weekend I couldn't reach it via SSH (OpenSSH). When I got a ...
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A way to shutdown after idling for some time

I see there is setting for configuring to put computer to sleep However, I would like to shutdown it instead of sleep, where I can configure it?
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both USB ports randomly stop working, then when shutdown, stuck on blinking cursor

the problem usually occurs about once per day, seemingly at random, but occasionally two times, and occasionally zero times. devices connected are: a new STAR printer with it's own power supply, ...
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windows registry of unexpected shutdown

Is there anywhere windows 7 ultimate keeps registry of unexpected shutdowns, for any reasons like: stumble on the power wire or general blackout? tryed to google it but no luck.
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Laptop randomly shuts down when not charging

So for the past two months, my laptop has been behaving oddly. It makes much more noise, heats up when I am not doing anything cpu intensive and has just overall become rather slow. My biggest problem ...
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Change behaviour start menu shutdown button

I would like to change the behaviour of the "shutdown" and/or "restart" button in the start menu (I'm using windows 10). I've already found that I can remove those buttons editing some options in ...
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Shutdown leads to hibernation instead

I've been attempting to shutdown my laptop via Start menu > Power > Shutdown, but for some bizarre reason the laptop goes into hibernation instead. The (very lazy) solution from the laptop ...
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Kali linux 2016.1 wont shut down before and after update

After pressing the shut down button with the mouse it logs out of everything but the PC won't shut down with an active black screen and no hard drive process. the way to shut it down is with pressing ...
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Skype prevents computer from shutdown

Skype is preventing the computer from shutting down. This error dialog appears on the shutdown screen (the one where you can only take pictures of the screen) and without user interaction, leads back ...
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PC shuts down every once in a while

My specs are: AMD Phenom x6 1100t processor, 2x 4 GB DDR3 RAM, and a GIGABYTE 78LMT-USB3 motherboard. When trying to play a simple YouTube video, my machine shuts down after a few minutes. Even when ...
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How to modify what happens when windows 10 Shutsdown

I want to run a script that reboots the computer when the shutdown button is clicked on Windows 10 . I have tried this solution http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12434863/executing-a-batch-script-on-...
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Why is Windows hibernating when I shut down? [duplicate]

I just shut down Windows and rebooted into Linux. When I try to enter the Windows partition it says Linux cannot mount it because the Windows partition is hibernated. This means that Windows 10 only ...
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Completely turn off Windows 10 from login page

As of (I believe) Windows 8, when a user "turns off" the machine it actually goes into some kind of hibernation mode to facilitate a quick boot-up. The only way I've found to actually turn off a ...
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Shutdown script not running

I configured a Minecraft server to run at startup inside a screen session. I'm on an EC2 AWS Instance. I would like to stop it at shutdown, so I created the following file inside /etc/init.d /usr/...
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SSHD/Windows 10 Forced Shutdown on ASUS Laptop

I have an Asus 501LA that has been quirky since we got it in the summer of 2013. It was one of the early PC/touchscreen units. Aside from a couple glitches I've fixed, it's a decent machine. A few ...
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Random Windows 10 Shutdowns

My Windows 10 laptop randomly shuts down sometimes, not like a regular shutdown that shows a Goodbye message, but the screen suddenly goes black and the lights are immediately off, I searched a little ...
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How do I auto turn-off a DOS ONLY machine using software? The PC has NO POWER SWITCH

I have an old PC that has no power switch (it's a long story). It is running DOS 6.20. I am looking for an interrupt call or anything to turn off the computer using software as I need it to turn off ...
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PC keeps shutting down. Exhausted my knowledge

I need some serious help here because I am lost as all heck. I decommissioned my old PC and got some new parts, was running fine when I set it up, everything seemed normal. Temps, clocks, power, all ...
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Mac OS X El Capitain shutdown from the Apple menu doesn’t work but it works via shell

My problem is related to the shutdown. If I shutdown normally (Apple Icon -> Shut Down…) it doesn't work. Whereas it works via shell: sudo shutdown halt After many Googling, (guess what?) nothing ...
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My PC has started shutting down on its own

In the past month I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to W10. It all went well but now my PC has been shutting down on it's own. In my honest opinion, it can't be hardware since it has been happening since ...
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Win7 laptop shuts down unexpectedly (no blue screen) but Linux works fine

I have a problem with my Toshiba Laptop (PinGuy 14.04 works fine but Win7 shuts down), it happens at random times: it could be just after logging in or while running some software after having the ...
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Delay action for holding power button

So basically what happened is that sometimes accidentally press power button and it shuts down my PC. I went to Power options and pressed "Change what the power buttons do" and I can only change ...
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How do I safely separate the heatsink/pipe from the processor on the Packard Bell F7280?

My laptop shuts down and the main fan stops. I am convinced it's dust build up in a void below the heat-sink fins but the heatsink is firmly stuck to the processor. (see link to manual page 8 ) ftp:/...
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Windows 10 Will Not Shut Down

So I've got an issue that may sound like some of the others, but is actually different... I noticed a few days ago that my Windows 10 computer (updated from Win7 when 10 came out) will not shut down. ...
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Windows 10 Unexpected Rebooting from Bugcheck?

I built my own system about half a year ago and ever since I have had elusive issues that can't seem to be resolved. Windows 10 will unexpectedly restart or shutdown. Over time I have been able to use ...
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How to disable apps from restarting after Windows shutdown

I have a script that run a shutdown command on my Windows 10 computer every night (shutdown /s /t 300, so no /f there). Sometimes I would have things open like Chrome, Explorer and Spotify etc. How do ...
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Windows 8 shuts down without a warning

After having a problem with Windows 10 that stopped the UI from working I wanted to restart my computer. But now I have a new error I had before that I had forgot about. It turns off without a warning....
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Does using Windows CMD to shut down a computer cause any damage?

When you launch shutdown -i to shutdown a computer from the command prompt (CMD), does it damage the computer that is being turned off (either local or remote)?
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Illogical random shutdown behavior, No overheating, no Hardware faliure

I am facing an illogical problem on my wife's dell inspiron. The computer started to shutdown randomly while she was working. The problem started to evolve until the day when the computer always ...
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Computer automatically shutdown shortly after power on

My old computer used to work fine. After I upgrade the monitor and connect it to the computer via HDMI cable, my computer always automatically shutdown soon after it's powered on. From what ...
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Turn off pc after tot. daily uptime

I need to turn off my system after it reach a certain amount of daily uptime. I was planning nof writing a batch or a simple program, schedule his boot only for a specific user, that checks the daily ...
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Allow “systemctl halt” for all users? (systemd + debian)

Is it possible to allow "systemctl halt" for all users? Currently only the commands: systemctl poweroff & systemctl reboot work on my system (Debian Jessie) When I call systemctl halt as a ...
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Problems Booting, Restarting, Shutting Down on Chimera 4.1

My Mini-ITX computer has been working well for about 23 months. Recently, it is randomly refusing to start up, i.e. it hangs during the process, always after the Apple progress bar halts and video is ...
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Schedule a shutdown that can't be easily cancelled [duplicate]

shutdown -s -t 300 can easily be cancelled later by shutdown -a Is there a way to schedule a shutdown such that it cannot (easily) be cancelled?
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How to shut down Windows 10 PC after Reset

I've just reset a Windows 10 PC, in order to pass it on to someone else. It's a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It's now prompting me to set it up, starting with selecting the language. I want to shut it ...
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MySQL doesn't shutdown cleanly sometimes

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server x64 in a VirtualBox VM with its provided MySQL, without any additional databases currently. Sometimes the shutdown of MySQL itself fails with the logs ...
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Spurious “install update” shield on my shutdown tab

Every now and then (and right now) I have that "install update shield" appearing on my shutdown tab, but when I go to shut down, it just shuts down as per normal, no updates installed. Then upon ...
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Windows 10 see if shutdown is scheduled [duplicate]

When I try to shutdown Windows 500s from now I get an error that a shutdown has already been scheduled. How can I find out if there is a shutdown scheduled without trying to actually shut down. If ...
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Windows 10 will not shutdown and desktop icons disappear when clicking refresh

I am having some issues with my Windows 10 installation. Currently I cannot shut down my computer without physically pressing and holding the power button on the front of my computer. If I click the ...
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Shutdown computer automatically after set bandwidth is used

On my internet pack that I now have, I get a set amount of data free for use at midnight. What I would like to do is to automatically shutdown my computer after the set amount of data is used, whether ...
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(Windows 10 Pro) Set task scheduler to gracefully shutdown when switching to battery

Long story short, we have a requirement tossed on us to make a Surface 3 shut down upon commercial power loss. I have went through Microsoft support, and we tried several things to attempt to disable ...
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Computer after sleep mode, returns memory error

Last night before I went to bed I decided to put my computer on sleep mode. The LED light started to flash and I couldn't sleep well of it, so I decided to turn my PC on again so I could shut it down. ...
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Windows XP Will Not Restart

I have a Dell Precision T5500 that is dual-booted with Windows XP and Windows 7. Previously, when shutting down Windows XP (fresh installation) it would sit at the "Windows is shutting down..." ...
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Problems suspending notebook

I have problems suspending and shutting down Lenovo G560. Suspend problem: after suspending neither power indicator, nor power button begin to blink. Capslock and Numlock leds don't turn off after I ...
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kdeinit5 hangs on shutdown

I have diagnosed my shutdown problem where my session-c2 is not terminated (see: https://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/Debugging/#index2h1) The shutdown log is folllowing: 9396 [ 134....
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Implement a Shutdown Confirmation?

How do I configure Windows 10 so that it displays a confirmation dialog every time I press the Shut down button? Sometimes I would shutdown my computer accidentally, as the sleep button is just ...
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Windows 8.1 shutdown does not work for log-off

I am experiencing the following issue on my Windows 8.1 laptop. When I go to cmd and type shutdown -s -t 60 then it works fine and message about planned shutdown is displayed. However, if I type ...
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VirtualBox 5 Manager prevents host Windows shutdown

The other day I used my VirtualBox 5.0.20 and after that I shut down the guest operating system but didn't exit the VirtualBox manager. After that I initiated the shut down of my host Windows 10, and ...