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

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Computer shuts down when trying to wake up after going a sleep for a while

I've got a windows 8.1 computer that goes to sleep and wakes up fine in the space of about 30 mins, but if you try and wake it up after that, it shuts down. I think I've tried ever combination in ...
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HP Pavilion g6 2231TX starts when lid open then shutdown

I have HP Pavilion g6 2231TX laptop. It worked well but today morning, when I want to start my laptop, it won't. The power led lights up but nothing display in the screen when I open up the lid. After ...
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Turn off specific display of the two connected. Windows 8.1

I searched over here about turning off display on windows. I have a secondary display connected to my laptop. I use it sometimes, but sometimes it creates distraction and I want to turn it off. I ...
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Laptop shutting down without overheating

I have a 3 years old laptop, and since a while it keeps shutting down after a while without overheating, well that's what i think, the laptop doesn't get warm or whatsoever, also there are no error ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - possibly overheating?

My computer will randomly shut down, usually it's while playing a game or doing a high processing task, and the last thing I will hear is my loud fan. But sometimes the fan won't be too loud and I'll ...
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My Laptop's Power LED and Fan keeps on running even after Shut down (after Liquid spill)

I am using a Dell Vostro 2520 with Windows 8.1 Home. For the past few days (after a little liquid spill), even after shutting down the laptop, power led and fan keeps running till I press and hold ...
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Sudden shutdown with no reason - possible hack?

Just 15 minutes ago, while on Windows 7, my desktop unexpectedly initiated a shutdown (Word prompted me to save my document, the Force Shutdown dialog came up), but I had not initiated any form of ...
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How to fully shut down windows 8? [duplicate]

I have windows 8.1 installed on a PC. When I click shut down I have noticed it doesn't actually shut down, it just hibernates. I am able to fully shut it down by holding off button from PC ...
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Solid State Drive + Forced Shutdown

Could doing a forced shutdown by holding down the power button cause damage to a solid state drive? What about cutting off the power supply?
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Windows 7 hangs when USB audio device's volume up/down button is pressed

A USB audio device is installed in a kiosk to make it ADA compliant for the vision impaired. If the kiosk is in the process of shutting down as required for a software update and a customer presses ...
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Windows Hibernation increases startup/shutdown speed

A few weeks ago, I installed AVG PC TuneUp on my Windows 8 laptop. It recommended that I disable hibernation - this would increase performance. From that point, start-up and shut-down became ...
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How to automatically run chkdsk on startup after forceful shutdown/powerloss

How can I (in Windows 10) run checkdisk (chkdsk /f) automatically on boot after a forceful shutdown/powerloss. My Purpose: Forceful shutdown/powerloss are the one (and mostly only?) reason I know ...
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ubuntu, login, instant power off! ubuntu just did updates… dual boot windows working

Boots up past grub fine, gnome loads...loads.. shows my user account for a split second then click, system turns off instantly. just did a system upgrade/update. no weird software installed. running ...
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What is different between power off via power button, and via menu?

While trying to find an answer to this question it became clear that Windows 8.1 shuts down differently depending on whether we pressed the power button (causing an issue in our case) or via the menu ...
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Detect synology shutdown to shut down other server

I have a cubietruck (raspberry like) Linux server, which is powered by USB from a synology server. This unconventional setup has some reasons. The problem is now that when the synology server shuts ...
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VirtualBox: How to shut down Virtual Machine

I am not sure how to shut down my virtual machine (Ubuntu 32 bit). When I press the drop down menu labeled "Machine" and press close, it gives me three options. Should I use any of these? When I used ...
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Battery drains during hibernation (to disk) and even when completely shut down

I have a Thinkpad x220 (Debian Stretch) with a 6 cell battery which seems to be ok, according the the xfce4-power-manager. . The odd thing is that the battery drains during hibernation (to disk) at a ...
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Win 8.1 shutdown delayed exactly 5mins without any logs

We have recently shipped 2 Win8.1 systems, and retained a 3rd one for testing purposes. Other affiliated businesses use identical hardware. Our three systems are prone to shutting down with a ...
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OS X Server - disable shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

I have promt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could loose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I install OS X Server and I connected it ...
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Is there a way of shutting down a Windows 7 computer after sleeping for X amount of time?

Just like you can set Windows 7 to hibernate after sleeping for X amount of time, can you also make it shutdown after a sleeping for a specific number of hours too? There doesn't seem to be a direct ...
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How does systemctl schedule system shutdown?

When I type shutdown -h +30, Linux somehow schedules runlevel's change within 30 minutes. On Debian, /sbin/shutdown is symbolic link to /bin/systemctl. My tests indicate that shutdown does not use ...
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Strange issue on shutting down Windows 7 [duplicate]

When I shut down Windows 7 I get the normal window telling me that background programs are closing, however it flashes and I can see what appear to be internet explorer windows pop up before they are ...
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Having strange issues when closing Windows 7

When I close down my laptop I get the normal closing windows screen, but it flashes in and out and I can see what appear to be Internet Explorer pages flash up before they are shut down....however I ...
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Shutting down Windows 8.1 with the power button when locked

I want to be able to have Windows 8.1 shut down unconditionally when the power button is pressed. At present, the power button will shut down the computer in every state I tested, except when I lock ...
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Why does Windows 10 shut down hourly with “initiated power off on behalf of NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM - Other (Unplanned) Reason Code: 0x0”?

I'm using the Windows 10 preview on a couple of machines (a laptop, and a server-2012-hosted VM). On the VM, Windows shuts itself down about every hour and has to be restarted from the Hyper-V ...
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Computer shuts down randomly - suspected PSU or memory - which one is it?

I have replaced the motherboard and CPU after the old motherboard has died. Now PC is shutting down randomly (it doesn't depend on what sort of software I am running - could be working fine with Adobe ...
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shut down computer while retaining LAN function

Well basically I have noticed that in hibernation mode the network card is still running (which means the router can detect that the computer is still in the network). Is there a way to do the same in ...
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Computer shuts down instantly every 2 hours and 1 minute

I have a HP Touchsmart 600-1155 All-In-One computer and recently has started to power off by himself (like long pressing on power button) every 2 hours 1 minute and few seconds (on the clock). I have ...
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Laptop shutting down automatically - BIOS overheating [closed]

My 4 year old laptop shuts down automatically with an error message 'The System has prevented from Bios overheating' when try to restart the laptop. It happens often and it was working for at least ...
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Automated Shutdown on Windows 8.1

I want my PC to shutdown automatically after 15 minutes of idle time, however i want the notice to have an abort button on it. And after clicking on it, the task will wait for the next time my PC will ...
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Disabling pagefile (Windows 8.1) causes system crash on boot

Actually... it's way worse than a simple crash - it's more like the machine suddenly loses all power and is shut down forcibly. I get not further than the boot logo and the machine just kinda dies. I ...
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Unable to create shutdown button in single kiosk app through chrome app builder?

I created an single kiosk app with navigation controls such as back, forward through chrome app builder. Through above created single kiosk app, user is unable to shut-down the Chrome OS device(in ...
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Forced shut down results in not being able to boot 50+ times

When I shut down my PC normally using the OS (Win7), the system will boot fine next time I turn it back on. However when I shut it down forcefully, either during boot or normal OS operations, it will ...
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How make Debian wait for all VirtualBox guests to stop during shutdown/reboot?

I am using the vboxautostart-service to start all my vms on system boot (Debian 7), they've been configured with this command: VBoxManage modifyvm '<vm-name>' --autostart-enabled on ...
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Running Teamspeak server at startup and shutting down teamspeak at shutdown

I'm new to linux, and i have a Teamspeak 3 server on a Ubuntu server. I would like to make the server auto start and stop when the system boots and shuts down. I understand that i need to make scripts ...
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Laptop not shutting down completely. Not fast startup (hardware?)

My Dell Inspiron N5050 does not shut down completely. The screen shuts off completely and Windows seems to shutdown.. however, the power LED stays on (not the charging LED), the fan stays on, and I ...
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XP Hard Shutdown Brings back same screen that was hanging

The computer hangs on my mom's e-mail splash screen (The Bat). When I do a hard shutdown, the Lenovo splash screen comes on and then the same desktop and splash screen. It is hanging and I can see the ...
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Computer reboots seconds after shutdown

My computer restarts itself just a few seconds after shutting down. This is what I have tried thus far. The motherboard of the computer is an ASUS H97M-E Booting into a different OS. I tried both ...
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Determining Cause of Unexpected Shutdown on Windows 8.1

I left my computer unattended a little over half an hour while it was compressing some files. I came back, and my computer had apparently shut off. I looked at the Event Logs, and it told me that The ...
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How to prevent Windows from waking up HDD before shutdown? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 PC with a SSD system drive and a HDD. Most of my work is done on just SSD and HDD often went to sleep after a while, which is good. But when I shutdown the PC, it will wake up the ...
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Shutdown: waiting for program to close

When I press the shutdown button Windows will happily reject the shutdown no matter which trivial program/task that asks for more time. When I press the physical shutdown button I want windows to ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes on EVERY restart OR shut down

EDIT: I'm pretty sure it's the video driver's fault because: save mode reboots/shuts down fine with uninstalled drivers shuts down fine. The problem: AMD drivers from their website and drivers ...
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Dell XPS 17 laptop shuts down unexpectedly when running on battery power

I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702X) and the problem is that whenever I use the laptop on battery without it connected to AC it will only work for a random amount of time before it will suddenly shut down. ...
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PC always shutdown consistently after 2-3 hours

Problem : My PC always shutdown consistently after 2-3 hours, this happens suddenly and without any events being logged. Specs :   Intel core i7 870,   RAM 2gb x 2, ...
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mongod start failed (monogdb 3.0.2, database storageEngine-wiredTiger)

I was using mongodb for a month yesterday morning after unusual shutdown my mongodb is failing to start. Here I am using wiredTiger Storage Engine, I think the wiredTiger.wt file got corrupted but I ...
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Identify last linux shutdown time

We have a server running RHEL 5. Sometimes the power cuts and the server is down (the UPS handles only 30 min). I want to be able to to identify the time of the shutdown, in an other term the last ...
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My PC gets stuck while sleeping, on Windows 8.1

While installing Windows updates, I pressed the power button (set to do sleep), but my PC got stuck and I was forced to force shutdown by holding down the power button. Since then I cannot use sleep; ...
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Don't kill slow processes on shutodown

When linux is shutting down it sends all processes first the term signal and then the kill signal. The time between the signals is very short, so that some processes always get killed. My Firefox ...
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How to determine which program is causing Window to have trouble logging off or shutting down?

When logging off Windows 7 SP1 or turning off the computer, how does one quickly diagnose which program is causing the system to issue a warning that a process needs to close? This post, does a great ...
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Command Prompt Shutdown Command

Setup I am running a Windows 7 PC and a Windows 7 Laptop both connected to a router forming a LAN. So, I want to remotely shutdown the laptop from the PC. I found out I could do this in command ...