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

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Preventing unused spare hdd from spinning up during suspend and shutdown

I recently replaced my sata hdd with an ssd, and keeping the hdd in as a spare. It's not used, not event mounted to filesystem. Yet, when suspending or shutting down the system, it quickly spins up, ...
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How to make Wake-on-Lan consistent?

I have a remote system configured for Wake-on-LAN. It has been tested successfully. But sometimes it doesn't work. For instance, today it worked once, but when I shut down and tried again, it didn't ...
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PC not turning off

I am trying to shut down my PC but it is not shutting down! I am using windows 7. When I say shut down (from start menu), windows is shutting down screen comes up. After several seconds display goes ...
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Alt+F4 not showing 'Shut Down' in HP G62

I have a HP G62 notebook which runs on Windows 7 Home Premiun 64 bit. I commonly use Alt+F4 to shut down most of the Windows systems I use. But Alt+F4 is not showing a window to shut down my HP. Why ...
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Shutting down machine without having to press the physical button

On a Windows Server 2003, whenever we want to shut it down, after Windows completed its stops, we have a display saying that we can now properly shut down the machine. "It is now safe to shut down ...
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command for restart system properly making it ask for save/close open applications

I'm trying to edit a notepad's .txt on the desktop, and then restart: normally, when I press the restart button from the start menu, it allows me to save the .txt file: and then it shows me the ...
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My laptop won't power on after an unexpected shutdown

I have an HP 6930 Elite book. I was just charging it in the afternoon yesterday while making a Word document on it and it suddenly got shutdown. No warning, no alert, no notification, just a sudden ...
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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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Ubuntu sometimes immediately shuts down when power button is pressed (but only sometimes)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and I'm getting strange behavior surrounding the power button. The series of events goes something like this: I turn on my computer and enter ...
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Light sleep for Win 8 Laptops

Is there some program allowing custom Sleeping configuration in Windows 8 on laptop? I would like to set up these options: turning off CPU turning off Fan turning off HDD turning off screen keeping ...
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Are upstart jobs guaranteed to be given time to run?

I am writing an upstart job that runs a shell script at startup and shutdown which synchronizes some files with a remote machine using rsync. The script can sometimes take a long time to complete if ...
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Newly Assembled Custom PC Suddenly Shuts Off (During Gaming)

Here are my system specs: Intel Core i7 4930K GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 Motherboard G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB Seagate Hybrid ...
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How to shutdown laptop automatically after certain process [duplicate]

I want to know how to shut down my laptop automatically after completion of certain task. I know how to do that settings in control panel but i just want my laptop to shutdown automatically after ...
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computer start automatically after shutdown

My computer start again after shutdown. I recognized that this happen only when LAN cable is connected to modem. But that isn't a good way to disconnect It on every shut down & hibrnate. also, I ...
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Completely disable shutdown capability (just temporarily, for that on-period)

Let's say I start a long-running process on my computer, and it is imperative that it not be interrupted (E.g. formatting a large drive). I can't trust myself (or others using the machine) to remember ...
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What is wrong with this Windows shutdown command?

I am using Windows 7 and XP. I want to run a script to run this command: shutdown /p /f /t 120 On Windows 7, it shows that an error occurred, but I think I am using it correctly.
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PC shutting down with hardware failure

In last 5 month, something weird happening to my PC. By the hardware there is no problem persist. As all hardware installed are working normally, like Fan on CPU, GPU, PSU and no circuit was broken or ...
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Windows 8 remote shutdown

I have two PC with Windows 8 with the same account name, same group, and with no password to manage them. I can access, for example, from one PC to another without problem to manage remote files and ...
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Force Close Processes at Shutdown

I have a windows 8 computer, and it routinely will hang when trying to shut down and displays the "Waiting for processing to finish" page. Sometimes it will be on this page all night unless I notice ...
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What's the “System” process on Windows and how to restart it if suspended?

Yesterday, I entered the "Resource Monitor" (using the command "perfmon.exe /res") on Windows 7 in order to check out what process was using my external hard drive, since I wasn't able to remove it ...
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HP Pavilion DV7 laptop - screen went black after shutdown attempt, but it doesn't turn off

Today I bought a used HP laptop computer, model HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM . At first everything worked ok. Then I used HP center software to search and install BIOS and driver updates. After it has ...
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How to display details during Linux system shutdown?

By using "details" here, I am talking something like this: [ OK ] Stopped Getty on tty1. [ OK ] Stopped Entropy Harvesting Daemon. [ OK ] Unmounted Temporary /etc/pacman.d/gnupg directory. .. ...
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What permissions do I need to give my user to run “shutdown -r 5” command from cron?

I’m have a bash script that I run in /etc/crontab on Linux $ uname -a Linux mymachine.com 3.4.76-65.111.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 14 21:06:49 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The bash ...
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new computer boots fine but shuts down after 9 minutes when sata drives are attached [closed]

rebuilding a computer after a failed motherboard - went together well - windows 7 but if I connect the sata drives and boot the drive to the OS and let it sit - it shuts itself off after nine minutes. ...
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Laptop Powers On Only When the Frame is Tweaked

I have a laptop that will power on and then immediately shutdown unless I prop something thin under the bottom left corner of the frame and depress the center near the mouse pad. Once it boots it will ...
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Three beeps and then nothing? [closed]

My sister was using her computer just like she does everyday before the screen suddenly went black and she couldn't do anything. She then held the power button down to shut it off completely, because ...
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Hard drive has this tendency to just shut off

I have this 'new' Dell work laptop for less than a month now. Something happened today that happened once on this laptop just recently before and also rarely on other computers that I've used. I was ...
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Fans go to 100% during shutdown, Waiting for background programs to close

After telling the computer to shutdown, the Waiting for background programs to close. screen pops up, but does not actually list any programs that it's waiting on. The fans also kick up to full ...
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How can I add a warning before I turn off my computer?

I want to use TeamViewer on my work PC to work from home when I need to. Being a creature of habit I'm afraid i'll click the shutdown button on the friday before the week-end when I need it the ...
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How to Prevent Child Account to Shut Down Windows 8

I am using Windows 8.1 and I have set a child account for my son. When he wants to use the computer, I switch to his child account without signing out from my account (because i have a lot of open ...
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How to prevent remote users from shutting down/rebooting the Windows? [duplicate]

Is it there any way to prevent remote users from shutting down/rebooting the Windows. follows these steps: Unfortunately, I cannot disable remote access to my computer. Is there a way to prevent ...
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Is it there any way to prevent alt+f4 shutdown in windows

I face the problem of my coworker often shutdowns by simply pressing alt+f4 often he shut downs it. Is it there any way to stop this kind of activities in order to prevent accidental shutdown?
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Force Windows 8.1 to sign out a user before a shutdown

I have a Windows 8.1 system set up in a home environment. It has multiple logons for the house users. My problem is that when a user shuts down and the PC restarted, it always shows the logon for the ...
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How can I replace function of shutdown button with hibernate?

I want my PC to hibernate when I press shutdown (exactly shutdown button) but I don't know how can I modify something like registry or group policy to achieve my goal. Is there any way to do that?
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My colleague often shuts down my machine through the LAN - how do I prevent it?

This might sound weird. My colleague and I were working on a Windows machine. He frequently shuts it down through the LAN. He usually follows these steps: Access command prompt, enter shutdown -i. ...
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How to shutdown a computer remotely from outside LAN? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to shutdown or restart a computer on a remote network. If it were on my local area network, I would use the shutdown -i command. How can I do this remotely? I cannot use Remote ...
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Does shutting down the computer regularly have an impact on the harddisk drive?

Background: My computer usually stays switched on. Been like that since almost over a year I guess, with only a few shutdown/hibernate/restart here and there. I have a database (Postgres) running on ...
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Difference between shutdown menu and keyboard shortcut?

Does anybody know the difference between ⌘ Cmd+ ⌃ Ctrl+⌥ Optn+⏏ Media Eject and the Apple Menu --> Shut Down... button? Just asking, because the menu button takes 15s to shut down, whereas the ...
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Notebook Doesnt Restart nor Shut-Down

I have installed Windows 8 Pro resently, however, I must first explain: When I was using Windows 7, I locked the clock Speed of my A 5750M APU to 3,2Ghz, what was knowingly causing problems with the ...
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Explorer windows prevent Windows's shutdown

You know, sometimes, if you have, say, Microsoft Word with an unsaved document open and you try to shut your PC down, Windows will tell you that programs are preventing shutdown, and ask you if you'd ...
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Call WPF Application during windows 7 shutdown progress

I wanna call a WPF application, that during the windows 7 shutdown progress, will copy some files from computer to the server. The WPF application will show the copy files progress with progress bar. ...
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Sony Vaio Suddenly Shuts down

I have Sony Vaio VPCF12S1E and it is 3 years old at the moment. I have two major problems: a black screen and a blue screen. I opened my laptop and cleaned up parts really carefully. I changed the ...
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My computer turns off right after Windows Loads?

I built a new computer about 2 months ago. 3 days ago the following problem started occuring - When I turn on the computer and Windows loads, instead of letting me put my password, it just turns ...
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Something's turning off my hard drive

I have an Acer Aspire V3-771G laptop With Intel chipset and NVidia 650M Graphics, running Windows 8.1 pro. The laptop has 2 hard drive slots. A few weeks ago I installed an SSD in my laptop. I ...
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Windows 7 unplanned shutdown

I have windows 7, I always set it not to sleep or shutdown, when I come back to work after 24 hours, the PC already shutting , when I turn it on, its looks like forced shutdown, Black screen appear ...
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Windows 8 laptop won't shut down or sleep

I have a Lenovo Yoga 13 netbook running Windows 8. History: I recently had some BCD issues where I accidentally altered my boot entries. However I fixed that and it now boots fine. I confirmed with ...
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Why does media centre remote power button shut down instead of sleeping?

I just upgraded my Elonex Artisan Media Centre from Vista to Windows 8 (with Media Centre pack). The upgrade went surprisingly smoothly, once I had added the old sound drivers, and forced Windows 8 ...
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Computer shut down while playing a game

Fourth edit: I removed my graphic card. I installed Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver and then I did a test (graphics test). There is a similar sound like the one of my graphic card: ...
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Shutdown log Linux UserName

Can I know who issued the shutdown command on any *nix system in a multi-user system. ? I want to know the name of the user who issued the particular command. Thanks.
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Determine name of program which is closed slowly at shutdown

When I shutdown my computer (Windows 7), sometimes (~50%) I see the typical screen that a program can´t be closed, and, whether I want to wait for it or just kill the process. The problem is, if I ...